After years of Clinical Practice, developing and utilizing BioSynchronistics® to treat thousands of challenging orthopedic patients, we realized this model had to change.
Prior to beginning physical therapy at our clinic, many of these patients had long, difficult treatment histories with minimal or no resolution of symptoms. These same patients had multiple surgical interventions, many weeks of traditional physical and occupational therapy, multiple high-cost diagnostic testing, and most often prescribed pain and anti-inflammation medicines.
During a monthly clinician meeting, the frustration of constantly dealing with challenging cases came up. Jokingly, someone stated, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could have seen these patients at the very beginning of their treatment journey or when their symptoms first began.”
Shortly thereafter, we were approached by a local Fiberoptic Manufacturer (OFS, formally Lucent Technologies) who wanted to start an On-Site Wellness Program focusing proactively on work-related and nonwork-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) which accounted for a majority of their Workers’ Compensation costs. Many employees and management were already familiar with the successful and unique approach called BioSynchronistics that Quality Physical Therapy developed.
This perfect storm was the inception of the Early Symptom Intervention (ESI) Wellness Program, which began at OFS in 2008. We quickly realized the success was repeatable, added value to the company by reducing workers’ compensation injuries and associated costs, and changed employees lives in a positive way. For the first time, clinicians were able to get ahead of the problems and resolve them before they became chronic conditions in a postural-based, whole body wellness approach.
ESI Wellness helps foster proactive communication of painful symptoms that are leading indicators to work-related injuries. We proactively maintain your workforce by eliminating postural imbalances which could cause breakdowns in the body. These breakdowns or injuries are costly and unproductive waste. Eliminating the waste of musculoskeletal injuries, increasing productivity, and positively impacting employee morale is priceless.