On-site health and wellness programs: how New York City companies are gaining the competitive edge
Offering on-site health and wellness programs are proving to be a winning strategy for companies in New York City, one that benefits both employees and employers. Also commonly referred to as corporate wellness, workplace wellness, or employee wellness programs, these on-site health options are a win–win for everyone. On-site company health and wellness programs, like what we offer through Synergy Wellness Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, not only promote the general welfare and health of your current staff it can also give your company a competitive edge when it comes to the recruiting and retaining of high-quality employees.
Employees who are reliable, productive, and efficient help their companies to thrive. Now, more than ever, businesses are trying to find innovative ways to increase employee productivity while keeping costs at a minimum. Health insurance premiums are costly and decreased productivity due to employee sickness and injury can cost millions of dollars more each year. When employees are functioning at peak performance, so is your company. What if there was a way to save money, efficiently increase productivity, and improve employee satisfaction and retention?
That’s where employee health and wellness programs through Synergy Wellness come in. While our current health care system focuses on “sick care”, treating the symptoms of people already experiencing sickness and disease, the wellness model focuses on prevention first. Taking a proactive approach towards health and wellness enables people to feel their best and head off problems before they become debilitating.
What are “on-site” company health and wellness programs?
Company health and wellness programs are becoming a popular way for employers to take a more active role in supporting the overall health and wellbeing of their employees. This is where we partner with employers for the benefit of both the company and its employees. Through medical screening, education, weight management programs and even on-site fitness facilities, workplace wellness policies are designed to support healthy behavior and improve outcomes. These customizable programs include a wide range of services and resources and bring wellness professionals like ours directly to your employees. In addition to chiropractic and physical therapy services, there are numerous resource options available through our corporate wellness programs.
- Lunch and learns
- Power-point presentations on numerous health-related topics
- Wellness workshops
- Office ergonomic assessments
- Personalized nutrition
We also offer an online wellness portal packed with valuable information and ideas.
- E-book on ergonomics for desk workers
- And much more!
The hallmark of a great employee wellness program touches on several areas.
- Growth and development
- Work-life balance
How do companies and employees benefit from on-site health and wellness programs?
- Improved morale and job satisfaction
- Better health
- Increase in healthy behaviors and choices
- Reduction in health risks
- Reduced costs for healthcare
- Better health reduces the costs of most other insurances
- Fewer sick days
- Higher individual productivity
- Lowered healthcare costs
- Reduction in absenteeism
- Reduction in workers’ compensation and disability–related costs
- Higher employee and thus company–wide productivity
- Reduced injuries
- Improved employee morale and loyalty
- Improves employee recruitment
According to the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center, an organization can save $350 per year each low-risk employee that stays low-risk and $153 for each high-risk employee whose risks are reduced.
On-site chiropractic care and physical therapy can boost these benefits even more. The Alternative Medicine Integration Study Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (May 2007), states that “Chiropractic patients demonstrated a 60% decrease in in-hospital admissions and an 85% decrease in pharmaceutical costs.”
What Synergy Wellness Chiropractic & Physical Therapy can provide for your employee health and wellness programs
At Synergy Wellness & Physical Therapy we know that the best employee wellness programs address the mind, body, and spirit and take a preventative approach to health. This includes smart food choices, exercise, ample sleep, a positive mental attitude, and a nervous system that functions at peak performance. Our wellness programs will partner with your company to bring the best healthcare practitioners in each field directly to you on-site. Dr. Kulla is a volunteer with the U.S. Wellness Chamber Of Commerce, which provides Health Risk Management at No Cost to the Employer. This includes health risk assessments, blood pressure screenings, bone scans, posture screenings, Digital Nerve Scan, Digital foot scan and more. On-site wellness programs are a huge opportunity for companies seeking to improve employee productivity and satisfaction as well as maintain their competitiveness in today’s work environment.
Chiropractic and physical therapy
How well you function is determined by your nervous system’s ability to communicate life-sustaining information throughout the body. Maximizing nerve function through safe and gentle spinal adjustments and soft tissue therapies will take you one step closer to attaining your wellness potential. Proper ergonomics assessments and programs addressing strain and sprain prevention can increase overall function and fatigue issues. Chiropractic care and physical therapy have been shown to reduce healthcare use and cost and that on-site programs increase those benefits even more.
Reduce stress, tension, and fatigue with our highly skilled and experienced massage therapists. Our NY licensed massage therapists will come to you with either a table or chair massage. If you have a large company, we will provide multiple therapists to fit your needs. Receive Discounts by booking consecutive weekly Massage packages. What a way to increase office morale, get on someone’s good side, or just offer the gift of massage to the employee of the week or month!
The body builds, maintains, and repairs itself through diet. Our clinical nutritionist will help you and your employees make the right choices to create a balanced diet full of the necessary nutrients and vitamins needed to achieve your maximum wellness potential. We can provide your company with a one-on-one on-site consultation. You may also be interested in our “Lunch and Learn” program.
An ergonomics expert will advise you on proper furnishings and office set up to alleviate physical stress on the body thereby maximizing work performance. This is an area that is overlooked and of utmost importance. Addressing poor ergonomic office space can provide vast improvements for your employees’ health and wellbeing for next to nothing.
Our Wellness team provides a wide array of talks on topics.
- Stress management
- Spinal hygiene & the workplace
- Eating right
- Weight loss
- Managing diabetes
- Headache relief
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- And more!
Lunch and learn
Lunch and learns can be tailored to fit your employee’s needs. During the lunch hour employees learn from a licensed professional, either by PowerPoint or personal presentation, how to live a healthier lifestyle. Topics we discuss range from stress management and nutrition to exercise and weight loss. Lunch can be set up by the employer, or one of Synergy Wellness’s corporate wellness planners can research the best local healthy restaurant to provide a fulfilling meal. Lunch will be at the cost of the employer, but the presentation is complimentary.
Online learning center
Our learning center is an online portal that puts a wealth of information and resources at your fingertips. Both you and your employees can access timely and informative articles, videos, and also an e-book on desk worker ergonomics. You can print handouts and charts on several topics. You can even sign up for a FREE Digital Ergonomics Assessment!
Synergy Wellness Chiropractic and Physical Therapy in NYC offers Corporate Wellness Programs throughout the Manhattan and Brooklyn area. These programs help maintain employee satisfaction, maximize work performance, and improve overall health and wellbeing of both your company and your employees.
How much does on-site corporate wellness cost?
Health insurance covers many of our services and in most cases, employee insurance covers chiropractic care. Depending on the program many of our corporate wellness options are free of charge. We understand every company has different needs. Contact us and we can help you customize a wellness program that fits yours.
What about space or liability insurance?
A small room, at least 125 sq. ft. is usually enough space. One we determine available service needs compare it to available space.
Our team of health professionals already carries insurance for liability and malpractice so there is no additional insurance needed on your part.
Dr. David Kulla provides many company health and wellness options through Synergy Wellness Chiropractic & Physical Therapy in New York City. Contact us today to learn more about how to bring health and wellness to your employees.
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Dr. David Kulla is a successful Chiropractor in New York City certified in Cox® Technic, Electro-Diagnostic testing, and Physiotherapy. Dr. Dave created Synergy Wellness Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, Pllc. to bring together the many benefits of chiropractic, physical therapy, and nutrition. Synergy Wellness is located at 409 East 14th Street, Suite C, New York, NY 10009. To schedule a consultation visit our contact page.