Body controls kills pain

Program "Body control kills pain"

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This is an original approach to dealing with the various physical strains and discomforts that can arise in the workplace and for which it is extremely important to provide correct information to members of the work force.

These information and physical exercise days guarantee a significant reduction in work absenteeism due to Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). They do not require any extravagant spending on ergonomic office furniture.

Everyone knows that RSI absences lead to significant costs for employers, employees and insurance companies. In the 1990s this issue gained a lot of attention as so many people complained increasingly about pain arising in their arms, necks and backs from use of the computer. RSI complaints peaked in 2003, forming 30 percent of all notifications of absence from work due to ill health. This was followed by a sharp downward trend. In May 2008, the Centre for Insurance Statistics (CVS) announced that only five percent of all occupational RSI sufferers had reported sick in 2007. So it seems that part of the decline was due to employers undertaking awareness-raising and other preventative measures in the intervening period

In order of importance, the following items are discussed:

  • Back pain (75% of the active poopulation)
  • Neck pain
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is an umbrella term for a variety of complaints dealing with repeated actions sustained over long periods of time. They can be small movements and are not necessarily strenuous. RSI-related conditions include bursitis and tenosynovitis.

Courses are provided on firms’ premises for groups of 10 to 20 people. They last 90 minutes and consist of a theoretical presentation followed by practical applications (not necessarily on the same day).