Pain has many costs. There are the obvious ones like; the cost of a therapist or numerous therapists, missing work, missing income, lower productivity, and reduced ability to perform. There are also invisible or not-so obvious costs like; emotional irritability, inability to play with kids or grandkids, low, energy, mood swings, poor focus, reduce ability to concentrate and focus, comprised communication, anger with family or co-workers as well as many other costs. Bottom line it costs us in our wallet and quality of life.
Cost and Value are two different things. Sometimes what seems expensive is actually very inexpensive.
In WorkSafe BC or the Workers Compensation Board of B.C. they have a ratio to help businesses realize that every injury has visible and invisible costs. The ratio is for every dollar of visible costs there are $6 of invisible costs. The rest of life is similar. Commonly when making a purchase or investment we will calculate what the immediate costs are relative you the long term costs. Many times it can be surprising- the cheaper cost on the surface ends up- costing us more.
Many people have no choice but to make hard consumer choices and look for deals where possible but when it comes to your health you have to ask yourself- Am I worth it?
Can I afford to jeopardize my ability to make money
Quality carries a cost. The real costs aren’t always evident at the surface. When it comes to your performance do you go for quality and the best value or do you for what is cheapest? Do you want “McDonald’s” of massage and cheap health services - if you’ve got them already, then for sure- or do you want real long term solutions? When you start paying out of your own pocket you quickly realize you want results and you want value.
An effective therapist, trainer, coach should be looking at your living, moving body(Soma) get to know your lifestyle, guide and lead you to sometimes challenging choices to keep you on track and to teach you how improve as you grow.
- Do you want to be average?
- Do you want be the person who has aged the most at the next school reunion?
- Are you brave enough to possibly feel younger?
This gives you a knowledge and skill base to be able to build on. This is a principle centred approach. Principles that you can apply to any situation allowing you to gain more choice and control in your own continued improvement. What about what we pay for other goods and services in life.
Aren’t you busy enough? don’t you have enough stress. Injuries cost money and waste time. The majority of injuries and accidents have common causes. Most are preventable. You can learn the common causes and ways to keep yourself pain and injury free.
Stretching has been around forever but many times it isn’t effective and can actually be counterproductive.
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Cost of Individuals
Injuries cost individuals in their ability to move, their ability to earn an income, their ability to feel like they are contributing to their family and society. It costs people their quality of life in some cases their relationships and their physical, emotional and mental health.
Cost to Organizations
Studies have shown that for every dollar of visible costs there are $6 in invisible costs. This effects the bottom line. It will increase your labour, production and quality costs. It can disrupt a smooth running organization, create huge administrative distractions as well as negatively effect customer service, communication and quality. It can stop an organization from growing, adapting or be the “proverbial” straw that broke the businesses back.