Case management and support will be provided by the Triage physiotherapist for each employee from referral through to discharge regardless of the stepped care pathway taken. This ensures a constant point of contact for employee, line manager and Occupational Health as appropriate.
Vita Health Group uses a ensures visibility of all cases, from referral to discharge as well sophisticated customer portal which as:
Our Onsite Service aims to reduce your organisation’s associated costs of MSK sickness absence, through an Occupational Physiotherapy Service that supports and assists your Employee’s back to work, as quickly and safely as possible
An Occupational Health Physiotherapy Service allows the delivery of a comprehensive and dynamic range of both preventative and reactive treatments for your Employees, for a wide variety of MSK conditions.
You will be provided with early access, diagnosis and treatment of MSK conditions, utilising an evidence-based bio psychosocial approach, to minimise the impact of an MSK condition on your Organisation.
Our Functional Restoration Programmes (FRP) are for those individuals who experience persistent or chronic musculoskeletal conditions, such as lower back pain. These conditions severely effect both work and personal quality of life. It is aimed at individuals who haven’t responded to other medical treatments and therapies.
Our experience shows that employees who have prolonged or frequent absence or work restriction benefit from access to this service. Between 3-5% of referrals can benefit from access to this service, as their condition requires more intensive intervention than is provided for by the acute service e.g. psychosocial barriers to recovery, reported longer term activity restrictions or suffering from recurrent or long-term absence from work.
To access the programme each employee undergoes a detailed, four-hour, one-to-one assessment, and if suitable would join the programme comprising education, exercise, cognitive behavioural therapy and work activities to restore capability and confidence to return to full normal duties.
This is a group programme delivered for one day per week (5 –6 hours). Participants attend for an average of 6 weeks alongside a graduated return to work plan. The nature of this type of group program requires a reasonable volume of cases for classes to be cost effective, sustainable and beneficial and typically we achieve this by running classes with patients from multiple clients.
The programme helps restore capabilities and confidence of individuals to rehabilitate to an enhanced level of function.
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84% Of those completing FRP are discharged on full discharge on full duties
Vita Health Group can complete in-depth, one-to-one DSE assessment for employees where it is felt that their workstation is contributing to their condition. All assessments are completed by chartered physiotherapists or sports rehabilitators, who will assess the employee’s workstation, make immediate changes where possible, and provide a detailed report to their employer identifying not only the problems identified, but what exactly was modified during the assessment, and sensible recommendations on how to improve things further if required, such as additional or alternative equipment. Robust and objective measures identify where and how likely employees are to develop musculoskeletal disorders.
Driving position can be a risk factor in the development of musculoskeletal disorders, and as remote working increases it is important that this is not overlooked. Vita Health Group use chartered physiotherapists and sports rehabilitators to complete vehicle assessments at our client’s site, or if more convenient from one of RHW 10 centres across the UK. During the assessment, we will optimise the employee’s driving position, and compile a detailed report to the employer stating what was found during the assessment and sensible recommendations on how to assist the employee further (if required) through the provision of additional equipment or recommendation of a different work vehicle.
Identifying problems before they occur is not only a moral obligation but can also result in significant financial savings. Vita Health Group have worked with a range of different large corporate companies to identify the root cause of musculoskeletal disorders and identify where processes and work tasks can be streamlined and made more efficient. We are also able to complete in-depth risk assessments to ensure that employers implement effective and efficient control measures to prevent employees having accidents or injuries at work.