We look after your staff, so your business looks after itself.
By providing a single point of contact for the provision of physiotherapy solutions, Physio Med helps employees to access high quality occupational physiotherapy quickly and easily and, in turn, assists businesses in reducing sickness absence levels and associated costs.
Through our experience and innovation we have developed Six Steps to help you achieve healthy employees and healthy profits.
Physio Med customers get unlimited access to the full Know Your Body section our our website. This access not only helps employers and employees to learn more about their condition or injury, but also provides valuable information on how to prevent them in the first place.
Understanding a condition can benefit the treatment and recovery programme immensely and our Know Your Body section is packed with articles and information on hundreds of different conditions that can be easily printed off by employees to help with the self-management of their injury. It is also a valuable source of information for Occupational Health, HR departments and managers in improving their knowledge of conditions that their employees may require physiotherapy treatment for.
Physiotherapists and Occupational Health teams can also use the Know Your Body section to stay up-to-date with clinical advances and research. For a sample of the information of many conditions Physio Med customers get access to, please visit the Know Your Body section of the website.
02. Telephone Triage
With millions of days lost to UK business every year through sickness, establishing the most appropriate treatment plan quickly and efficiently is essential and with Physio Med this starts with our Telephone Triage.Read More
As the gateway to Physio Med's services, referred employees are contacted within four hours by our dedicated Triage Team to help determine the right intervention - in other words whether the employee should be referred for assessment by one of our Senior Chartered Physiotherapists or if they need to see another specialist via their GP.
The Triage Team screens the employee against evidence based criteria, dismissing any clinical red flags (i.e. whether they require urgent medical attention) and assessing the persons' psychosocial response to their injury. Immediate advice, guidance and support regarding condition management and recovery is offered and employees are then transferred through to their employers' pre-selected service - the telephone and web-based PAL service or for face to face treatment via our nationwide network of physiotherapy practices.
In business time is of the essence and so when your employee sustains an injury, or reports a condition that may prevent them from working, it is imperative that they receive the best advice to help them return to pre-injury state and their normal duties as quickly and safely as possible.Read More
PAL - the Physiotherapy Advice Line - delivers quick, evidence-based, expert intervention, assessment, treatment and advice for muscle and joint problems directly from a Senior Chartered Physiotherapist to employees that are referred.
The advice line is designed to reduce the aggravation and severity of injuries to assist in their speedy resolution. Employees are also provided with an individually tailored web-based self-management plan, consisting of advice and video exercises to aid their recovery.
And, most importantly, it works! Clients who currently use this service see an average 30% reduction in their physiotherapy spend in comparison to a face-to-face provision and can see up to a 10:1 return on investment. This is, of course, as well as reduced sickness absence, and high levels of staff fitness, morale and wellbeing, with employees experiencing little or no down-time for trips to their GP or a physiotherapy practice.
04. Exercise Zone
Exercise and posture play a huge role in the resolution and prevention of injuries and conditions that require physiotherapy. Physio Med has established an unrivalled library of exercise and advice files to help return your employees to full fitness and back to work.Read More
The Exercise Zone contains thousands of exercise files designed to help repair and strengthen each and every part of the body. In addition, the Zone allow access to 1,000's of advice files to educate employees on the correct lifting and posture techniques and help them avoid a recurrence of their injury.
The system allows our clinical experts to access this large database of physiotherapy exercises to tailor and personalise exercise and self-management programmes that are relevant to the patient and their condition.
Every patient receives their own unique username and password to enable them to access their personal treatment and exercise plan. Each programme is delivered as a full colour video file to ensure the patient gets a better understanding of how to perform each of the exercises and follow the advice. This has been shown to improve patient confidence in the treatment they are receiving and to aid their participation.
05. Face to Face
There are some conditions and circumstances that require face-to-face - or more appropriately 'hands on' - treatment. And at Physio Med we believe in delivering the best.Read More
Our physiotherapy service is modern, innovative and of the highest possible quality. We work with more than 780 handpicked physiotherapy practices across the UK - carefully selected to provide the best possible care to customers within the private, public, commercial, industrial and engineering sectors.
Our network of more than 2,500 Chartered Physiotherapists manages conditions affecting the spine, peripheral joints, soft tissues and the peripheral nervous system.
If your employee is referred for manual therapy they will literally be in the best hands. Over the last ten years Physio Med has put together a unique UK network of expert hands-on physiotherapists. Patients receive evidence-based and timely treatment, as well as being educated and encouraged to self-manage their condition using our expertise and innovative web-based tools.
Employees will be seen at a practice within 30 minutes of their home or workplace therefore minimising travel time and expenses and all treatment is focussed on returning them to work as quickly and safely as possible.
06. Management Information
While the health and wellbeing of your employees is of the upmost importance, as a business you also need to understand how it affects your bottom line and, therefore, it is also key for you to be able to monitor the success and progress of their treatment.Read More
The production of Management Information is a key strength of the service offered by Physio Med. Leveraging our extensive experience of the type of business-relevant information you may require we will provide detailed management information reports - delivered to your specifications.
These tailored and comprehensive reports will be delivered regularly, as required, as part of our performance review to evaluate and substantiate the value of the service throughout the contract.