Host a health talk at your business or organization
I have conducted health fairs and spoken extensively on health, wellness, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, ergonomics, biomechanics, neurology and orthopedics since 1998. I have presented in a lecture format but prefer an interactive Q&A experience with my audience. I thrive with a playful and inquisitive audience and strive to create an open dialogue where people can ask questions and learn health related info that everyone should know.
Empower your staff to understand the stresses and challenges common to their work environment. Arm them with the knowledge to avoid chronic and painful injuries related to ergonomics. A brief ergonomic screening can yield a simple no cost fix that profoundly affects someone's health and well being. Health related education and injury prevention are commonplace in corporate America as evidenced by Employee Participation Programs. The health care system has developed health education requirements and tax benefits. All of this impacts an organization's bottom line.
Successful business owners and personnel managers understand that the ROI from hosting a health talk is significant:
- Avoid common work related injuries
- Reduce disability claims
- Lower insurance costs
- Build morale through compassion
- Provide an educational resource for health related questions
- CHANGE ONE PERSON'S LIFE
I provide a series of three 40-minute work related health talks structured the following way:
1) Body Mechanics At Work - A discussion on proper body structure, as well as proper function in the work place. This provides employees with a firm understanding of how the body develops and is meant to function. Q & A is offered here to allow for the discussion to address particular challenges that concern the individual worker.
2) Work Place Ergonomics - A look at common work related injuries and how they occur. This second talk moves even more towards specific concerns of your particular work environment. I provide free postural screenings for anyone interested. VERY POPULAR with the staff.
3) Tools, Tips & Techniques - Specific therapeutic postures and exercises, as well as practical ergonomic solutions that are far more specifically geared towards your particular work environment. Now that employees have a greater understanding of the topic, a greater depth of solutions can be provided.
PLEASE NOTE: I do not sell any products or services during these presentations. I do not solicit patients during these presentations. All attendees are eligible for a free 30 minute private consultation in my office.
Here are some of the more notable locations where I have presented:
- Borders Books
- Bank of America
- Brunschwig & Fils
- Deloitte & Touche (Stamford & Wilton)
- Daymon Worldwide Industries
- Dooney & Bourke
- First County Bank
- First Union Bank
- Fitwell Management
- Stamford Hospital
- Stamford Pathology Laboratories
- Sunrise Assisted Living
- The Lapham Center
- U.S. Chemicals
- University of Connecticut
- Wachovia Bank
- Wilton Public Library
- Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment
- YES Network
- Gen Re
- Grey Healthcare Center
- Haven Healthcare
- Liberty Travel
- Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
- New York Sporting Clubs
- Pitney Bowes
- Royal Bank of Canada
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Stamford Dermatology
- Stamford Government Center
My guarantee is that you will learn something new that positively impacts your health
Wellness Programs Help Companies Save on Health Costs
The above title came from the March 11, 2002 issue of the American Medical News. This story reports on several studies and programs where corporate wellness programs are having a positive effect on reducing health care costs on their employees. "There's a growing body of data indicating that corporate wellness programs lower medical costs for employees", said Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD, vice president of consulting and applied research for the Medstat Group, a health care research firm in Ann Arbor, Mich.
A survey done by Medstat, published in the January 2002 issue of the Journal of Occupational Medicine, concluded that medical claims costs for Johnson & Johnson Inc. employees dropped an average of $225 per year after the company started its wellness program in 1995. Additionally, Goetzel reported that a literature review of corporate wellness studies published in the May/June 2001 issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion concluded that medical costs dropped for employees in the wellness program for 28 out of 32 of the corporate wellness programs reviewed.
The report claims that about 90% of Johnson & Johnson employees participate in the corporate wellness program. Their program consists of free health risk assessments and physicals. Additionally employees can then join free weight management, smoking cessation or nutrition classes and can use on-site fitness centers. John McKeegan, a Johnson & Johnson spokesman stated that the savings in reduced medical claims total about $5 million a year. When you factor in administrative savings from combining various health services into one program, McKeegan estimates the savings come to about $8.5 million a year.
The Wellness Councils of America, a coalition representing 3,000 corporate wellness programs, estimated that presently 80% to 90% of large U.S. corporations offer some sort of wellness program.