In 1993 Starkey Laboratories, a US based global hearing-aid manufacture, introduced soft tissue manipulation to reduce workplace injuries. The method, known as ‘rolfing’ (a mix of chiropractic-like massages and posture-straightening techniques), was trialled in one area on three employees who suffered carpal-tunnel and repetitive-stress injuries. After several sessions all reported their pain had subsided or…

BPIR Categories

9.6.5 Manage workplace cleanliness, health & safety
14.2.4 Conduct best practice/ process benchmarking
9.10.1 Retain human capital
9.10.2 Analyse the impact of rewards/training/well-being
15.4.6 Work environment, health, safety, ergonomics

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