Healthy Back Programme

Clinical trials with the NHS show that the Healthy Back Programme results in less back pain and fewer sickness absence days

Each year more than 30 million sickness absence days are lost in the UK due to back pain and musculoskeletal conditions, costing British employers more than £5 billion.

The Healthy Back Programme offers a safe, effective and proven solution to prevent and treat back pain. Designed by expert physiotherapists, osteopaths and yoga therapists, the Healthy Back Programme develops core stability and creates flexibility in the spine.

Delivered in or near the workplace, the Healthy Back Programme consists of a series of eight, one-hour sessions facilitated by a qualified Healthy Back instructor who has completed a 200 hour training course. Employees participating in the Healthy Back Programme also receive video material and illustrated instructions for home practice. 

Save money with the Healthy Back Programme

In a recent randomised controlled trial with 150 NHS employees (publication in-press), those employees who practised the Healthy Back Programme experienced far fewer sickness absence days due to back pain and musculoskeletal conditions than a control group. 

In this Bangor University study, employees practising the Healthy Back Programme missed only 2 days due to back pain and musculoskeletal conditions compared with 43 days missed in the control group. 

This difference in sickness absence days saved the NHS approximately £6,000. If 15,000 NHS employees were to practise the Healthy Back Programme for six months, the NHS could conceivably save £600,000.

Improve the physical and mental health of your staff

The Healthy Back Programme has been offered to employees of the NHS and several Local Government Authorities (LGAs) over the past two years. 

Evaluation of this programme indicates that 79% of participants report less pain and 71% reveal more wellbeing. 

In addition, participants state that they sleep better, feel more calm and relaxed, and have more self-awareness than they did before they started the programme. 

98% of the participants said they would 'definitely' recommend the Healthy Back Programme to their colleagues.

Delivered to meet your occupational health needs

The Healthy Back Programme offers a safe, effective and proven solution to prevent and treat back pain. 

Designed by expert physiotherapists, osteopaths and yoga therapists, the Healthy Back Programme develops core stability and creates flexibility in the spine.

Delivered in or near the workplace, the Healthy Back Programme consists of a series of eight, one-hour sessions facilitated by a qualified Healthy Back instructor who has completed a 200 hour training course. 

Employees participating in the Healthy Back Programme also receive video material and illustrated instructions for home practice.