FitTec and Productivity


Employee Pain and Tension Causes Decreased Profits

The prevalence of pain has a tremendous impact on business, with a recent report by the Institute of Medicine indicating that the annual value of lost productivity in 2010 dollars ranged between $297.4 billion to 335.5 billion. 

More than half (50%) of Americans live with chronic or recurrent pain.

Leading causes of recurrent or persistent pain affecting Americans are headache pain, back pain, and neck pain.

About four in 10 Americans say pain interferes with their mood, activities, sleep, ability to do work or enjoyment of life. Two-thirds report interference with any one of these.

FitTec’s Multidisplinary Approach to Employee Pain and Tension

    1. Assess - ergonomics, posture, strength, and range of motion

    2. Plan - written plan that involves most of the items below.

    3. Move - proper aerobic exercise and body motion

    4. Posture training - education and behavior change (coaching)

    5. Stretch - tight muscles

    6. Strengthen - weak muscles

    7. Massage / Bodywork- tight muscles

    8. Good Nutrition - education and behavior change (coaching)

    9. Practice good ergonomics - education and behavior change (coaching)

    10. Self-care techniques (sleep, meditate, etc. ) - education and behavior change (coaching)

Coaching done in person and via the web. See following link for pain details where statistics were found. Pain