A New Approach to Workplace Injury Prevention, New WorkWell Service Stresses Employee Experience and Introduces Research-Based Data Model

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A fresh approach to workplace injury prevention that emphasizes the employee experience and uses a new data model to uncover how to shift dollars from treatment to prevention. From WorkWell Prevention & Care.

WorkWell Prevention & Care, the leader in workplace injury prevention, today announced a new approach to onsite physical therapy that reduces soft tissue injury claims and workers’ compensation costs in corporations. The new service, WorkWell OnSite Flex Fit, stresses the employee experience, emphasizing creating in-person relationships with therapists that facilitate fast treatment and encourage prevention coaching. The service is backed by a new data model, field-tested through 70,000 physical therapy visits over 5 years, which helps companies structure a program that provides effective treatment while freeing up dollars for prevention.

Preventing Injuries through the Employee Experience
This new approach addresses the need to prevent soft tissue injuries, which account for 31% of all worker injury and illness cases according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What’s different is that the service focuses on developing personal relationships between employees and the therapist to create a better employee experience. By using a therapist at the workplace instead of off-site treatment, the onsite therapist becomes a familiar face to employees, increasing their comfort in asking for help sooner and seeking advice on movement. Other benefits of a personal presence include convenience for the employee, being able to view the job area in person to tailor treatment and coaching and a direct dialogue with supervisors on preventative ideas.

Payback Assessment, New Model Field-Tested for 5 Years
The new service also takes the unique approach of blending a personal employee experience with a detailed examination of an organization’s claims data. A data model, developed over 5 years and based on 70,000 physical therapy visits, is used to analyze a company’s historical claims data to determine how to structure the service for the best results. The model, an industry first due to its depth, compares an organization’s claims data to industry data, including clinical research and fee schedules, NCCI data and WorkWell outcomes data.

“WorkWell OnSite Flex Fit offers companies a deep and realistic view of injury prevention needs because of the scope of the model. In fact, the model will help uncover how to treat injuries for less and shift funding over to prevention, which offers the long-term benefit,” said Kevin Schmidt, CEO, WorkWell. “By adding in a focus on employees, where the heart of injury prevention starts, companies gain a powerful way to reduce injury claims and earn employee trust.”
To learn more, visit http://www.workwell.com/services/employers/.


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Quality care that’s everywhere. For over 25 years, WorkWell has helped companies reduce soft tissue claims with the industry’s most respected therapists—located everywhere. To provide the best treatment and maximize injury prevention, the quality of therapists matters. That’s the WorkWell difference—superior training, 100% in occupational health, 10,000+ across the country and an employee experience that earns trust. Plus, trackable results (25-50% fewer claims), systematic identification of impactable claims and a detailed business case to uncover ROI. Services include: pre-hire screening, onsite services, functional job descriptions, ergonomics, stretching and return-to-work assessments. Visit us at http://www.workwell.com

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