A. BUILDING THE PROGRAM INTO THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
In this component of the program, a Registered Physiotherapist will devote a one-hour session to discuss the benefits of daily stretching to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries and injuries associated with sustained postures and positioning. This session will be designed specifically to address the needs and risks that are specific to your workplace, determined through an intake questionnaire provided to the employer. For each of your registered employees, an individualized work-place ergonomic assessment will be conducted as requested. These assessments will be individualized to each employee and are tailored to promote a safe, healthy, and productive workplace environment. At your corporation’s request, on site visits with a Registered Massage Therapist (24 hours notice required) will also be available (submittable to most extended health coverage plans for reimbursement in partial or in full).
B. BUILDING PERSONAL MOTIVATIONS
In this component of the program, a Registered Physiotherapist will conduct individualized assessments to help determine the best approach to meet the personal goals of each employee. This assessment will take place at Body Balance Health and Physiotherapy and will involve collaboration with a certified personal trainer to develop an individualized exercise program that will address the client’s individual muscle imbalances and exercise needs. Each employee will receive two personal training sessions conducted within PURE by on Edge Fitness’s welcoming gym atmosphere. These sessions will be conducted with the involvement of a Registered Physiotherapist to ensure a successful transition into an appropriate gym program. Through the completion of this program, your employees will have improved access to health care services at Body Balance Health and Physiotherapy –as an initial intake assessment has already been conducted. These additional services may be covered by your extended health plan for physiotherapy services, on an as needed basis.
C. MAKE IT A COLLECTIVE EFFORT! TEAM BUILDING AND WELLNESS
The wellness program will promote long-term goal achievement and health improvements through the ongoing participation in studio classes at PURE Powered by On Edge Fitness, which can be used as team building exercises. One-year memberships will be offered to each employee as motivation to continue with the promotion of achieving the desired health goals of each individual. The classes included with each PURE Powered by On Edge Fitness member ship are: yoga, pilates, TRX, and additional exercise classes.
“Our society depends on”, the influences of employers and businesses, to help move healthy practices forward, “and to reframe the conversation from a focus on sick care to a focus on well care”1.
Evidence has pointed to the success of these programs in the workplace and the improvements of employee’s overall wellness and productivity is the key to success.
Evidence has pointed to the success of these programs in the workplace and the improvements of employee’s overall wellness and productivity is the key to success. Please take the time to review the following articles to understand the success in promoting a Wellness Program within the workforce.