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Musculoskeletal Strengthening Programs

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Over the past 10 years, we’ve supported virtually every industry sector, including many Fortune 500 Companies and Government Agencies
From carpal tunnel syndrome to lower back injury, tendonitis to tension neck syndrome, pain plagues American workers. In fact, musculoskeletal disorders caused by workplace activity account for 34% of all lost workdays and more than 600,000 injuries and illnesses, making it one of the leading causes of pain and disability among American workers. 

Musculoskeletal disorders include any kind of pain that affects the nerves, muscles, joints, tendons, bones, or ligaments. The most prevalent are:
  • lower back pain – which is most common
  • joint pain and arthritis
  • tendonitis or tendon pain
  • ligament issues
  • muscle injuries
  • “tunnel” syndromes caused by nerve compression

These disorders can come on quickly – as acute conditions – or can develop and last over time as chronic pain; that pain may appear in one specific part of the body, or it may be widespread. Workplace musculoskeletal disorders are also sometimes called repetitive motion or strain injuries, overuse syndrome, or cumulative trauma disorders, as well as soft tissue or occupational cervicobrachial disorders.

Musculoskeletal disorders have been shown to be associated with the way that tasks are performed. Repetitive motions or intense physical work can break down muscles and joints, especially for workers whose jobs include manual labor or who must maintain stress on specific parts of their bodies over an extended period of time. Repeating this work day after day without giving the body time to recover only makes the condition worse.

Office workers can also be prone to musculoskeletal pain caused by repetitive tasks – with carpal tunnel syndrome, which has increased by 700% over the last ten years – as a prime example. Poor posture or staying in one position for too long – like sitting all day at a desk – can also be a factor, as can overuse. In fact, pain from overuse affects 33% of adults. “Workplace risk factors” like overuse and repetition have been shown to increase an employee's likelihood of developing musculoskeletal pain significantly.

As work-related musculoskeletal issues have become more prominent, the medical community has worked to find solutions to reduce worker pain – and to prevent these types of injuries altogether. Employers also have plenty of incentive for finding solutions for workplace repetitive motion injuries.

  • Constant pain can affect every aspect of an employee’s life, resulting in additional issues like depression, anxiety, reduced productivity, and an overall lower quality of life. 
  • Musculoskeletal injuries account for one out of every three dollars spent on workers’ compensation, with employers paying as much as $20 billion annually in musculoskeletal workers compensation claims.
  • Employers may pay as much as an additional $100 billion annually in indirect costs like hiring and training new workers.  

Research has shown that movement is crucial for helping to prevent and minimize musculoskeletal pain among workers. Just a short 10-minute morning warming-up exercise was found to increase lower back mobility, back muscle endurance, and the stretchability of hamstring and thigh muscles in construction workers, so even a brief exercise session could be beneficial for workers whose jobs require intense manual labor. Similarly, computer users who performed regular, short-term exercises at their workstations experienced short-term decreases in musculoskeletal discomfort and office workers who had musculoskeletal pain in the neck and shoulders and tried either specific resistance training or all-around physical exercise over the course of a year reported a reduction in the duration and intensity of their symptoms.

Of course, some musculoskeletal-related pain requires more intensive treatment than merely stretching or moving to keep muscles flexible and limber. In those cases, physical therapists and certified strength and conditioning specialists can work with employees to rehabilitate injuries, decrease pain, and learn new techniques to avoid the repetitive motion that can cause many of these types of injuries. 

To help employers combat work-related musculoskeletal issues, Strive offers a full range of classes, therapies, and services. From athletic training that can be outsourced to high schools or colleges to therapeutic yoga for veterans and soldiers dealing with PTSD to onsite stretching that can benefit your entire workforce with improved flexibility, Strive’s programs cover every aspect of Musculoskeletal Strengthening. We even offer more intensive physical therapy options – along with programs from Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists, ideal for soldier readiness and rehabilitation.

When you work with Strive, you’ll be assigned a personal program coordinator who’ll oversee every aspect of your Musculoskeletal Strengthening Program. Our network of prescreened certified therapists, instructors, and providers extends nationwide, so you can implement initiatives in one location or across the city, state, or even the entire country. We’ll handle all the hiring and arrange any necessary equipment to support the success of your program.

Strive also streamlines the administrative aspects of your Musculoskeletal Strengthening Program. That means everything you need will come directly from Strive, including:
  • Marketing – complete with flyers and materials to get participants excited
  • Scheduling and sign up, when applicable
  • Program tracking, including regular reports to monitor participation and engagement
  • Modifications or adjustments based on reports or participant feedback
  • Invoicing for all program aspects, including hiring, equipment, and management
You can even combine a Musculoskeletal Strengthening Program with other employee wellness initiatives. Your Strive program coordinator will manage any additional services or programs, giving you one point of contact – and one source of administration – for your entire wellness package.
Contact us to learn about our entire catalog of workplace wellness programming. 
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