Canadian Study ~ Wellness Programs Work to Reduce MSD’s in the Workplace

A Canadian Government Department was studied for four years on a comprehensive workplace wellness program to reduce the severity of musculoskeletal disorders. The findings were astounding.

The Healthy LifeWorks Program evaluated a total of 233 employees.


• Approximately 10% decrease in the 12 month prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, ranging from 4% hip/thigh problems and 12% lower and upper back problems.

• The proportion of employees that reported musculoskeletal problems that interfered with their normal work during the past 12 months decreased from 83% to 46%.

This definitive study demonstrated that programs of wellness, education in ergonomics, correct posture, and joint health improved musculoskeletal health and emotional wellbeing.

Similar to the Canadian results, ERGOhealthy continues to have comparable success and outcomes.  We offer Webinars, online resource center, and an on-call ERGOhealthy Coach to talk directly to the individual.  We have seen increases in productivity, physical/mental, and emotional gains, as well as reductions in workplace musculoskeletal injuries.  To learn more contact us for a free consultation.

The Healthy LifeWorks Project: The Effect of a Comprehensive Workplace Wellness Program on the Prevalence and Severity of Musculoskeletal Disorders in a Canadian Government Department

From Creative Wellness Solutions Inc and School of Physiotherapy (Dr Curwin), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Strategic Support Services (Ms Allt), Halifax, Nova Scotia Public Service Commission, Canada; Research Power Inc (Ms Szpilfogel), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; and Creative Wellness Solutions Inc (Dr Makrides), Tantallon, Nova Scotia, Canada.




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