Why do we offer only a strength, and flexibility process? There are many generic strength and flexibility programs out there. 


We not only understand the mechanics behind the various strength and flexibility methods, but how the strength and flexibility should match what is being performed on the job.   We understand the type of strength and movement being utilized and match this with a variety of training methodologies. Beyond this we understand functional movement patterns and are able to perform screenings of an individual before beginning any strength and flexibility process.  Many employers have a dynamic, experienced and aging workforce that is likely out of shape and requires specific progression to assure their safety.  Our programs respond and provide for changes to accommodate these deficits.

All of our staff are registered and  licensed therapists or trainers who are human body engineers who are also trained and certified in Functional Movement System™ screenings and interventions. [FMS]


Just as athletes benefit from strengthening and flexibility and warm-up exercises in their occupational duties, companies and their team members would also benefit.  It is also important to note that athletes perform these activities all throughout their occupational duties.  A process should not be limited to “just a warm up” at the beginning of the shift.  It should be integrated in the employee to perform this throughout the work day and if we are successful, they will perform this outside of work also. 

The example of athletes being injured and out of a key game affects, the person, the team and the organization.  The same occurs for employees, the team they work with daily and the company as a whole.  In the beginning stages of musculoskeletal problems, people feel tightness, soreness, weakness and fatigue.   This may result in a slowed ability to work or possibly being absent.  As this progresses, they feel inflexible, painful, weak and worn out with potential for numbness and poor blood flow to tissues.  This will result in:

Increased Direct Costs (medical and indemnity)

o    Medical Payments

o    Lost Work Days/Severity (W/C or Sick Leave)

o    Premium Increases

Reduced Indirect Costs (3-10X the direct costs)

o    Investigation Time

o    Transitional, Limited, Light, Modified Duty

o    Decreased Productivity & Quality

o    Hire and Train Replacements

o    Overtime

Why wait to get to this stage when you can improve and strengthen the workforce that you have in place now.  Prevention is the answer.

Whether you are reacting to a current situation or you are looking ahead to prevent a decline in employee health and performance, we are able to help.  In our experience, there is no one size fits all process and there is no one program that will do it all.  The strengthening, flexibility and functional movement process should seamlessly interlock and improve upon your current health, wellness and safety systems.  This process is part of a comprehensive prevention strategy designed to improve long term health and safety.

PLAN:      The planning stages include a comprehensive review of the occupational duties which yields not only the movement and strength requirements but also provides an ADA Physical Requirement Job Description [Click Here]

DO:           Implementation of a job (task) specific strength and/or flexibility program.  Impart the reason why and the method to succeed in short, hands on education pieces at the work site. 

                  As part of a wellness piece, each employee can receive a Functional Movement System™ screening to assess and identify individual specific deficits and needed interventions.        

CHECK:  Each of the processes that are implemented requires follow up for correct method and implementation.  This follow up can be both as needed and is scheduled on intervals.  As the people gain confidence and improve musculoskeletally, then the process must change and accommodate this improvement. 

ACT:         The process should not be allowed to become stale, out of date or boring.  There must be a continually infusion of change and energy in order for the process to become a self-sustaining success.   Each day your employees are reminded that you as the employer value their health and safety.



BENEFITS OF THE PROCESS

STRENGTH

  • Increase strength, range of motion, bone density, lung and cardiovascular function.
  • Increase energy, endurance
  • Increase endorphins (pain killers): the runners high
  • Improve sleep: exercise enables a better sleep pattern to develop
  • Improve weight status
  • Improve stress: you are doing something for YOURSELF
  • Strength activities will lead to increased mental and physical stamina to better endure the stresses of daily living


FLEXIBILITY

  •  Increase blood supply and nutrients to joint structures and soft tissues
  •  Increase soft tissue temperature and allowing greater elasticity of tissues.
  •  Increase joint synovial fluid (lubricant for bones and articular cartilage) that allows reduces joint degeneration.
  •  Increase a joint’s ability to move through a greater range of motion with less energy required to do so by decreased tightness and resistance in tendons and muscles.
  •  Improve and realign soft tissue structures, reducing effort to achieve & maintain good posture in activities of daily living.
  •  Improve nerve impulse velocity (the time it takes an impulse to travel to the brain and back to the muscle).
  •  Improve how opposing muscle groups work in a more coordinated fashion thus improving coordination.


Contact us about any questions you may have and to start your employees on the road to success.

 

STRENGTHENING AND FLEXIBILITY