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Early Injury Prevention

Are you staying ahead of injuries?

Injury Prevention- Trying to manage existing injuries is time consuming, which results in lost time and lost revenue.  Stay ahead of injuries by addressing issues proactively.

A few lost work days from an injury may not seem like much to most people.  But the potential and real financial costs associated with lost time and injury claims can be staggering. The National Safety Council estimates that for every $1 spent on direct workers compensation costs, there is $4 to $10 spent on indirect costs. The U. S. Department of Labor claims that workplace injuries cost industry between $13 and $20 million a year.

KYEL Group’s early injury prevention process will help you get a handle on these real problems by preventing or resolving problems and symptoms quickly and without lost work time in most cases.  We will set up a clinical setting onsite for you and we are available on a scheduled basis and or on-call basis.  You choose.

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ONSITE CLINICAL SERVICES

What's Included?
  • Set-up and Equip a Space Onsite for Examination
  • Tailored Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Policy/Procedure Manual
  • Quarterly and End of Year Reporting and Return on Investment Numbers
  • Seamless Transitioning into Existing Procedures
  • Timely Responses to All Concerns
  • Onsite Visits Which Significantly Reduce Lost Work Time
  • Complete Health Histories Leading to Screening of Incident
  • Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliant Paperwork and Procedures
  • Review of Work and Non-Work Related Risk Factors
  • Job Coaching Related to Incident and Self Identification of Incident Cause
  • Handouts Regarding Treatment Activities, Modalities, Anatomical Education, Work/ADL Simplification
  • Recovery Timeframes
  • Training Techniques for Proper Postural, Material Handling, Non Material Handling and Lifting Tasks
  • Web Based Follow-up Monitoring System
  • All Forms Necessary for Implementation

Typical Procedure

  • Contact or schedule us using the simple methods in regards to employee needs.
  • We will be onsite to assist you within the first 24-48 hours and provide a therapist who is a biomechanical engineer of the human machine.
  • We take a complete health history and participant completes a symptom questionnaire.
  • We are able to accurately assess cause and effect related to the complaint.
  • We provide instant feedback (Job Coaching) regarding risk factors and related work methods and ergonomic suggestions.
  • We provide activities of daily living changes for the improved health of the employee outside of work.
  • We provide a written/pictorial representation of the health treatment plan.
  • We provide a written and electronic report of the visit to the company representative.
  • We schedule follow up sessions, as needed.

After The First Session The Employee Will:

  • Know what the screening identified as the problem.
  • Know the proposed plan of action.
  • Know what self treatment activities to perform including frequency and duration.
  • Be trained in understanding the risk factors involved in their situation.
  • Know how to avoid or reduce the risk factors related to the problem, both at work and at home.
  • Be provided with contact information for the KGI representative.
  • Be provided with a personalized login number to complete a follow up survey.
  • Be able to realize their fullest potential while overcoming that “outsider” feeling, by remaining a satisfied, productive part of team.
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Tailoring The Program To Fit Your Needs?

Our Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Process is a new concept in creating a workforce that supports employee health and work/home habits. This comprehensive process puts the power in the employer’s hands.  You can improve the bottom line by empowering your employees through onsite, personal evaluation, treatment, training and follow-up.

It has been estimated that the “people portion” of the burden rate at most companies represents over 75% of the company’s expenses. Doesn’t it make sense to assure these costs are minimized?

Our comprehensive, hands-on early injury prevention process improves employee health, boosts the quality of work and improves the bottom line.  We encourage and enable employees to report aches and pains early so they are more easily treated, preventing full blown injuries, thus saving money.

Early Injury Prevention Process Choices:

  • Basic to Advanced Level Overview and Analysis of the Job Being Performed (JHA)
  • Medical History and Current Symptoms History
  • Objective Evaluation Information to Support the Care Process
  • HIPAA Compliance (Mandatory)
  • Self Treatment Activities
  • Validity and Special Testing
  • Scheduled Follow-up and Resolution
  • Written or Electronic Report of Each Visit
  • Work Instructions as Needed
  • Pictorial and or Video Reporting
  • Follow the Established Return to Work Policies with Recommendations
  • Web Based Follow Up System

Individual/Group Training

Obtaining a Trainer

Our professional staff is available for topical training for your management, supervisory staff, and employees, in addition to professional organizations. Many of the training program components can be used in an a la carte method because all of our programs are custom tailored to the needs of the client. All of our training programs are presented by professionals in the field in a multi media format with anatomical models, pictures and videos to deliver a message that is easy to understand and to incorporate into the daily routine.  Contact us with any speaking or training need.

Topics

  • Safety Topics
  • Basic to Advanced Ergonomic Topics
  • Ergonomic Team Training
  • Ergonomics for Healthcare
  • Office Ergonomics (CheckSheet®)
  • Healthy Office
  • Injury Prevention and Management
  • Musculoskeletal Topics
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Lifting and Material Handling Education
  • The Joint Series

The Joint Series is a unique, hands-on, educational experience that offers a look at:

  • Common joint related problems.
  • Anatomical considerations of the joint.
  • How minor injuries occur and advance to major ones.
  • How to avoid injuries.
  • Specific interactive hands on demonstration with participants.

Joint Series Topics (Topics can be combined)

Shoulder Care Elbow Care Wrist Care
Hand Care Spine Care Hip Care
Knee Care Ankle Care Foot Care

HEALTHY MOTIONS

Why do we offer a shift strength, balance and flexibility process? Why not just do stretching? Why not use a generic stretching program?

We not only understand the mechanics behind the various strength, balance and flexibility methods, but how they should match what is being performed on the job.   We understand the type of strength and movement being utilized and match this with a variety of training methodologies.  Beyond this, we understand functional movement patterns and are able to perform screenings of an individual before beginning any strength and flexibility process.  Many employers have a dynamic, experienced and aging workforce that is typically out of shape and requires specific progression to assure their safety.  Our programs respond and provide for changes to accommodate these deficits.  We are also able to provide the programs in a multi media format assuring we cover all learning styles and communicate with continuity.

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All of our staff are registered and licensed therapists or trainers who are human body engineers also trained and certified in Functional Movement System™ screenings and interventions.  [FMS]

Just as athletes benefit from strengthening, balance and flexibility warm-up activities in their sport, so too companies and their team members will benefit in their occupational duties.  It is also important to note that athletes perform these activities throughout their sport activities.  As such, people in the workforce should not be limited to “just a warm up” at the beginning of the shift.  It should be integrated in the employee to perform this throughout the work day and when successful, they will perform this outside of work also.

The example of athletes being injured and out of a sport affects: The person; the team; and the organization.  The same occurs for employees, the team they work with daily and the company as a whole.  In the beginning stages of musculoskeletal problems, people feel tightness, soreness, weakness and fatigue.   This may result in a slowed ability to work or possibly absenteeism.  As this progresses, they feel inflexible, painful, weak and worn out with potential for numbness and poor blood flow to tissues.  If injured this will result in costly lost time:

Increased Direct Costs (medical and indemnity)

  • Medical Payments
  • Lost Work Days/Severity (W/C or Sick Leave)
  • Premium Increases

Reduced Indirect Costs (3-10X the direct costs)

  • Investigation Time
  • Transitional, Limited, Light, Modified Duty
  • Decreased Productivity & Quality
  • Hire and Train Replacements
  • Overtime

 

Why wait to get to this stage when you can improve and strengthen the workforce that you have in place now.  Prevention is the answer.

Whether you are reacting to a current situation or you are looking ahead to prevent a decline in employee health and performance, we are able to help.  In our experience, there is no “one size fits all process” and there is no one program that will do it all.  The strengthening, balance, flexibility and functional movement process should seamlessly interlock and improve upon current health, wellness and safety systems.  This process is part of a comprehensive prevention strategy designed to improve long term health and safety.

Benefits Of The Process

STRENGTH

  • Increased strength, range of motion, bone density, lung and cardiovascular function.
  • Increased energy, endurance
  • Increased endorphins (natural pain inhibitors): the runners high
  • Improved sleep: exercise enables a better sleep pattern to develop
  • Improved body weight status
  • Improved satisfaction: you are doing something for YOURSELF
  • Increased mental and physical stamina
  • Increased stamina/endurance for the stresses of daily living

FLEXIBILITY

  • Increased blood supply and nutrients to joint structures and soft tissues
  • Increased soft tissue temperature, allowing greater elasticity of tissues
  • Increased joint synovial fluid(lubricant for bones and articular cartilage) that allows reduced joint degeneration
  • Increased joints’ ability to move through a greater range of motion with less energy required due to decreased tightness and resistance in tendons and muscles.
  • Improved and realigned soft tissue structures, reducing effort to achieve & maintain good posture in all activities of daily living. Good posture prevents injury.
  • Improved nerve impulse velocity (the time it takes an impulse to travel to the brain and back to the muscle). This allows a quicker reaction time, therefore preventing injury.
  • Improved opposing muscle groups allowing work in a more coordinated fashion thus improving coordination and preventing injury.

Contact us about any questions you may have and to start your employees on the road to success.

KYEL Group has been a tremendous asset to our organization. I’ve received numerous positive remarks that the exercises the employees were given made a positive impact on them by either providing relief or accelerating the healing process.  I’m often asked, “When is Eric coming back? He did such a good job on me I want him to help me again.

Chad Webster

EHS Specialist

KYEL Group has been a tremendous asset to our organization. I’ve received numerous positive remarks that the exercises the employees were given made a positive impact on them by either providing relief or accelerating the healing process.  I’m often asked, “When is Eric coming back? He did such a good job on me I want him to help me again.

Chad Webster

EHS Specialist

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