In 2009/10, sprains and strains together with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted for more than 60% of workers compensation claims*. Last year, 37,159 Queenslanders were affected by sprains and strains and another 15, 349 by MSDs. Compensations claims for these injuries amounted to $311.5 million dollars, that’s an average of $8382 per incident plus billions more in hidden costs.
Sprains and strains are often the result of accumulative forces over time. These types of injuries can be painful and require lengthy recovery periods. We believe that maintaining good physical health and caring for your muscles are the two best preventative measures against sprains and strains.
With Body Leadership’s simple yet effective SSTM strategy you can take steps to prevent sprains and strains. Using four simple steps – Squeeze, Stretch, Trigger, Move –you can ease muscle pain and tension, before they escalate in to a more serious injury.
Common causes of Sprains & Strains: Are your staff at risk?The most common causes of sprains and strains are manual tasks which involve:
'I have had experience with a number of other training initiatives, however when we went to review our program we wanted to look at something that would provide self management strategies for the team. We liked that Body Leadership's training was designed by a physio with a focus on the individual. The training was very practical and has provided us with personal techniques to support our ongoing training and development programme.'
Marian Vierveyzer, Health & Safety Advisor/Injury Management Advisor - Harsco Infrastructure
For more information about how Body Leadership Australia's Workplace Injury Solutions can help your business please do not hesitate to contact us on 07 3847 8040 or inquire online here.