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An aerospace company with a large manufacturing plant in the Southeastern United States had a disproportionate number of workers’ compensation cases—many running six-figures in value. The Company hired Integrated Mechanical Care (IMC) to implement a JointStrong® musculoskeletal health and wellness program to prevent orthopedic conditions. IMC’s clinical team first assessed workspace ergonomics and then designed a customized leadership training and employee self-care program to mitigate clinical risks. The manufacturing plant enjoyed a dramatic reduction in orthopedic cases and was invited to speak at the Florida Health Care Coalition’s annual Best of the Best Conference. The talk was titled, “The Impact of Addressing the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Interventions in the Workplace as seen through the Practice at St. Marks Powder” and focused on the impact of musculoskeletal injuries at the workplace and the benefits of leading self-care programs from top-management down and encouraging self-imposed work-site accountability.
In early 2012, a Fortune 500 brand-name manufacturer made the decision to reduce the burden of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) on employees, dependants, and retirees. The Company asked Integrated Mechanical Care (IMC) to run a pilot program for an onsite clinic focused on preventing and resolving orthopedic challenges. The pilot program was so effective that, within three months of its launch, the manufacturer decided to set up eight (8) clinics—four in onsite family health centers and four in standalone treatment rooms. Since then, these outcomes-accountable™ musculoskeletal condition management sites have saved the manufacturer an average of 25% or more on orthopedic expenditures on covered lives served within the Group Health Benefit Program. In 2012, 2013, and 2014, that equated to more than $1,300 per orthopedic patient per year…or more than $1 million for every 1,000 IMC patients.