Source: Marc Couch
Onsite physical therapy (PT) services continue to grow in popularity, providing a strong ROI and a better experience for employees. It also offers the double benefit of providing treatment and prevention coaching. If you’re assessing your workplace injury prevention options, check out these 8 reasons to consider an onsite PT program.
Reason #1: The Return-on-Investment
An analysis of the results you will experience often indicates a strong return-on-investment. At WorkWell, we’ve found that these services provide an average return-on-investment of 3:1 to 5:1.
Reason #2: Reducing the Cost of Claims
Onsite services typically reduce the cost of impactable claims. Our results typically show a reduction of 25-50%.
Reason #3: Lowering the Number of Claims
Early intervention screening done immediately after an employee recognizes a soft tissue concern minimizes the likelihood that it will result in an injury claim and OSHA recordable.
Reason #4: Less Employee Time Away from Work
Onsite therapies reduce the average employee’s time away from work. When therapists are onsite, it eliminates the need for an employee to drive to and from an off-site facility for treatment. Our work with clients has reduced the average employee’s time away from work by 36% as well as a faster return to work.
Reason #5: Building Employee Trust Means Reduced Claims
Once employees build a relationship and trust with physical therapists and occupational therapists, they are more likely to report a workplace discomfort or injury right after it has occurred. When therapists can address the symptoms with early intervention treatment, this also reduces the total claim cost and number of claims.
Reason #6: The Right Training Makes the Difference
Workplace injuries require a special expertise. Did you know that fewer than 5% of all U.S. therapists are trained in this area? Therapists trained in occupational health services have a bigger impact (that’s why 100% of the WorkWell team is trained in this specialty).
Reason #7: Small Space Requirements Support the ROI
Onsite clinics require very little floor space (as small as 8’ x 8’), which is often easily covered by the ROI projection.
Reason #8: Being Proactive Matters
Through proactive training, coaching and education, including strengthening exercises and proper ergonomics, companies can get ahead of soft tissue injuries.