I work with companies to redefine their wellness approach, using strategies developed over years of working as a clinician and performance coach for elite athletes.
Through a combination of personalized physical training alongside evidence-informed strategies in stress management, rehabilitation and recovery, I utilize a BioPsychoSocial Method to workplace wellness. This method allows a unique analysis and intervention that helps business professionals and their teams raise the threshold for high achievement.
“It’s time to introduce the biopsychosocial model to corporate wellness!”
(Thoughts, emotions and behaviors known to impact
the course of a condition)
(Work or family circumstances, personal economics, support structure)
Human beings are much more than their pain, injuries, stress or limitations. The healthcare data helps provide some clarity here: a multi-focal strategy is considered best practice to optimize outcomes for many, if not all common musculoskeletal conditions.
My BioPsychoSocial Wellness Method:
1. Individual training with select leadership.
This is an option for entrepreneurs and corporate professionals to work one-on-one with me, to develop a performance plan, catered to their specific needs.
Just like a serious athlete with a competition season, corporate leaders deal with extreme stress, which should be reflected in their training programs! Whether prepping for game day or the next board meeting, there are physical and cognitive performance tools that help leaders elevate their threshold for high achievement!
2. Optimize your company’s wellness strategy with a specific focus on musculoskeletal conditions.
This is an option for company leadership that wants to have someone, “Look under the hood” and assess the effectiveness of their wellness program at targeting MSD’s.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) are the main reason why individuals are absent from work globally. In the US and Canada, MSDs have the most impact on an organizations’ overall health care costs (53%), followed by cancer (47%), diabetes (44%).1
Where most wellness programs end at preventative strategies, I leverage my expertise working inside and outside the healthcare model to help companies broaden their spectrum of employee support. From injury and burnout risk reduction to education about MSD management and healthcare utilization, my mission is identifying areas to improve best practices. This results in a clear strategy of support, which allows people to perform at their best!
Increased employee well-being and lower turnover
Companies who create a culture of health enjoy 11% lower employee turnover than those that do not emphasize employee well-being.3 The model is simple–help employees feel better and they perform better!
Reduced Health Care Costs
Many wellness programs focus solely on lifestyle management. While this is important, current research suggests this is only slightly effective in generating a financial return.
According to a 2014 publication from the RAND Corporation, disease management is responsible for 87% of the expected health cost savings associated with employee wellness programs.4 Employees participating in a disease management program generated savings of $136 per month, per participating employee!4
As a clinical expert in managing MSD’s, my goal is to ensure companies are utilizing best practices so their employees can feel and perform at their best!
- Crawford JO, Berkovic D, Erwin J, et al. Musculoskeletal health in the workplace. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology. 2020;34(5):101558.
- Kaiser Family Foundation, Employer Health Benefits: 2010 Annual Survey. 2010, The Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA; Health Research & Educational Trust, Chicago, IL.
- https://www.mercer.us/our-thinking/healthcare/the-surprisingly-strong -connection-between-well-being-and-turnover.html
- Mattke, Soeren, Harry H. Liu, John P. Caloyeras, Christina Y. Huang, Kristin R. Van Busum, Dmitry Khodyakov, Victoria Shier, Ellen Exum, and Megan Broderick, Do Workplace Wellness Programs Save Employers Money?. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2014. https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9744.html.