How can your company get benefit from using us?
Let’s take the simple cost of an absence due to e.g. to a bad back. Consider an employee off for 5 days with a bad back, who works a 40 hr week at minimum wage of £6.70 (Oct 15 figures). Their job needs to be covered, so that costs you the employer, their sick pay and overtime rate at time and a half of £10.05 for 40 hours:-
40hrs x£6.70 an per hour = £268
40hrs x10.05= £402.
Total cost per week of absence is £670.
Compare this to our current patient results and overall treatment costs. You could potentially save £497! (£670-£173). Even if you did not pay any overtime as the job did not have to be covered, it could still cost you £95 more than by employing a chiropractor (£268-173). Don’t take our word for it, read our patient reported results and costs.
The first 5 days of an employee’s absence is self-certificated which means time off can occur which could potentially be avoided. We are all aware of the crisis in the NHS, it’s hard for your employee’s to get a quick assessment and advice from their GP these days, due to the lack of available appointments.
Even if employees can get to see their GP quickly, often the time needed to make an in-depth assessment is in our opinion not possible, and it’s our experience that as a result, it’s simply easier for the GP to take the safest route – to sign the employee off and give them the standard pain killers/anti-inflammatories/muscle relaxants.
It costs the GP nothing to sign your employee off, often for weeks at a time – all of which costs your company.
GP’s do have knowledge and experience helping mechanical pains but few have the knowledge base to know the ins and outs about treating and correcting pains using manual treatments – their first port of call is usually pharmacology i.e. painkillers and anti-inflammatories for instance. Simply, we are specialists in different fields, think of your body like a car – Chiropractors specialise in tuning up your engine (e.g. mechanical pains) and Doctors generally specialise looking at your fuel (e.g. heart, blood pressure, diabetes, stomachs).
Very few GP’s are trained in manipulative treatments and so very few are in the same position as Chiropractors in being able to decide when you can use manual treatments and which ones, and when you ought not to. The differences in our training reflects this as both professions spend different lengths of times on certain subjects.