Health & Wellness Services


Improving workplace accountability

Back, shoulder and knee pain are the cause of 31,000,000 working days lost per year

The prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions in the workforce is likely to increase to 7 million in 2030

59.7% Employment rate for people who will report a musculoskeletal condition as their main health condition 

Musculoskeletal conditions contribute to the £100 billion a year lost in the UK economy due to sickness absence


Understand Corporate Absenteeism within different sectors, build an infrastructure to reduce and manage absenteeism, encourage staff to become forward planning in their health. We work with Personnel Departments for a cost effective and proactive staffing list. Working together as a Team we reduce Corporate Absenteeism by supporting Personnel Departments; department managers and staff to silently assess the different sectors and their ‘at risk’ level. The findings will be reported directly to the Director of the scheme, offering advice and planning with BodyMOT Systems support to ensure the success of the required initiatives.


The OH BodyMOT Systems Team are passionate motivational clinical practitioners and scientists, therefore all attending workshops/training will leave eager to apply techniques they have learned.

We reduce days lost to back pain up to 63% within the first 12 months of partnership, decrease incidence of musculoskeletal disorders up to 71%, and reduce minor illnesses by up to 68% in your Business.

Working with Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

January 2014 Jo Abbott’s BodyMOT Systems won the business tender for working with the Fire Service as the Musculoskeletal Consultant.  The Contract utilised skills in Biomechanics, Ergonomics, and Functional Nutrition Coaching as the main tools used in improving the health of the Service, whilst also striving to reduce long-term and short-term ill health. A proactive approach is followed using a combination of these disciplines also controls re-offenders by removing the exposure ‘risk’ i.e. approaching musculoskeletal health by identifying causality.

  • Teaching the employee’s/mentoree about a specific issue
  • Coaching the employee’s/mentoree on a particular skill
  • Facilitates the employee’s/mentoree’s growth by sharing resources and networks
  • Challenges the employee’s/mentoree to move beyond his or her comfort zone
  • Creates a safe learning environment for taking risks
  • Focuses on the employee’s/mentoree’s complete development
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The bottom line to Occupational Health (OH) is in today’s society people spend more time at work than any other place.  Therefore, businesses have a captive audience to make some serious health behaviour changes that the World may benefit from. Employee wellness makes corporate fiscal sense. The benefit does exceed the cost of the programme.

£673 per person per annum x 7.7 days absent per annum=£5,182 cost of absenteeism per person in the UK x 2 million (the UK employed/self employed population) £103,642.00 cost per annum for Corporate Absenteeism in the UK

BodyMOT Systems Corporate Wellness Objective

  • Understand Corporate Absenteeism within different sectors.
  • Build an infrastructure to reduce and manage absenteeism.
  • Encourage staff to become forward planning in their health.
  • Work with Personnel Departments for a cost effective and proactive staffing list.
  • Working together as a Team to reduce Corporate Absenteeism.
  • Led by Personnel Departments – Department Managers – Staff.
  • To silently assess the different sectors and their ‘at risk’ level.
  • Report the findings daily direct to the Director of this scheme.
  • Advise and plan with Personnel and Director the required forward planning initiatives.
  • Planning the Environment for ‘forward planning’ initiatives: Work space, Outdoor areas.
  • Potential of Company resources, Catering Departments, Refreshments, Lunchboxes, Area’s for exercise.



There is documented relationship between healthy employees and worker productivity.

A wellness programme can enhance and support an organisations core values and culture.

A wellness programme that contains a component on self-care leads to a more cost-conscious work force.

A high quality fitness an wellness programme is an employee recruitment and retention tool.

Cost of OH Absenteeism (CIPD Report 2011)

Health & Wellness Workshops

These Workshops were initially established in 1992 and have are well-known to create dynamic and successful changes within the workforce. There is no commitment to your business after any of our Workshops, it is purely an investigative process for your company.

Bringing you the most up to date, informative and infectious Health & Wellness Workshops. Large or small groups, the Workshop’s content is tailored to meet your needs: All you have to do is contact us to discuss a potential Workshop that will either support or/and kick-start your Companies Health and Wellness regime. All Workshops include; Presentation notes, Giveaways and Promotional material.

Some examples of our most popular Workshops; Peak Performance – Developing Winning Attitudes, Understanding Back Pain & How to reduce risks, Creating Comfort in your Workspace, Injury Prevention & Management, Fat Loss Programmes, Nutrition – The Fact & The Fiction, World Health & Developing Change, Protect Yourself – Building the Ultimate Immune System, and Exercise – Maximise your Time.

Biomechanics Pilot Study

Pilot Objective & Goals

To demonstrate a significant reduction in cost and days lost due to musculoskeletal pain and injury over a three month period with the application of Biomechanics Coaching. A streamline journey from an initial enquiry to a bespoke needs analysis report.

A Pilot Study has many factors that may restrict the final outcome i.e. time being the most influential factor. Therefore the following statistics are based on the time period set for this Study. To provide each patient with a bespoke Corrective Exercise Programme (CEP) and the confidence, in their bodies, to return back to work. Upon completion of the Pilot Study, to provide a valid and reliable ‘Officer Return-to-Work’ proposal based upon a reflective appraisal of the Study.

Wellness Pilot Study

Trial Our Programme

Occupational Health is saturated with businesses promising positive changes to reduce corporate absenteeism and improve productivity. We don’t just promise, we work with you; by listening and modify the programme to ensure we need your needs and perform with the highest standards. As a Team, we make it happen.

Are you concered about the health of some of your employees? Choose from 8 Online Analyses – Bite size changes to improve your health, or have Full Health & Wellness Screening – BodyMOT Systems Lifestyle Analysis. Maybe you would like an Injury prevention & Management, or Daily delivery Healthy Lunches and/or Breakfasts – Designed by the Award Winning Nutrichef. Optimise outcome with the Health & Wellness Workshops and/or Team Building Health & Wellness – Events & Challenges.

Ergonomic Consultancy

What can and Ergonomic Consultant bring to your business?

Eight out of 10 people who use a computer will suffer a soft tissue injury as a result of using the computer and two out 10 will suffer pain continuously as a direct result (Comcare). Reduced workers’ compensation premiums, Reduced incidence of workplace injuries, Provide workshops and training on the benefits of implementing ergonomics/back care programmes, Critique and advise simple adjustments for comfortable and safe working environments, Reduce absenteeism caused by working enviroment, Enhance wellbeing, productivity and comfort, An ergonomic programme to apply to your intranet, Empower them to use better body mechanics, posture, and relaxation techniques and can come up with no-cost solutions to help. Create a positive working enviroment that is contagious to colleagues. Provide information for employees on Ergonomics (proven to assit in the elimination of work-related injuries).

OH Breakfast Club

OH Breakfast Club is every second Wednesday of the month. Breakfast is served from 7am, ‘Welcome’ and Guest Presentation commences at 7:30am sharp.

If you are engaged in any way, shape or form in managing, profiling or the treatment of corporate absenteeism then these Occupational Health (OH) Breakfast Clubs are for you. We can no longer maintain the illusion that our work and personal lives are severable. Stress from the workplace doesnt magically dissipate when you walk out the front door of the building, and problems from home spill in to the workplace. Work-life balance has become an epic struggle with technology enabling us to do more, rather then less. This constant state of stress affects our relationships in the workplace and at home, creating apathy and often hostility.

Prehab to Injury Workshop

A Scientifically proven Optimal Screening protocol Training for the Occupational Health Team.

This 1 Day Workshop (10 – 4pm) covers the validity and reliability of Screening with the latest research empowering the OH Team to apply risk-ratios to the Workforce. Successful Training and implementation will enable your Team;

Prevent ‘little-niggles’ from becoming long term absenteeism, Prevent ‘repeat-offenders’ from having more time absent, Control and quick referral of the short term absentee’s, Proactive with musculoskeletal issues, Enabling the Company to collect data on their specific workforce population and therefore create a fountain of possible correlations to musculoskeletal absenteeism. Workshops include;

Presentation notes & Promotional material.

Anatomy of Human Movement

This 1 Day Workshop (10 – 4pm) is the pre-cursor to understanding the mechanisms of injury. Jo takes the Science & Anatomy of Human Movement and breaks down the language and barriers to acknowlegment of what underpins injury. The Workshop begins with Jo taking note of your business/individuals current injury(s) profile; i.e. disc prolapses and outlines the pathomechanics (changes in the normal biomechanical function of a joint, an extremity, or a torso as a result of disease or dysfunction) to the injury, with a proactive approach to reducing mechanisms for injury.

Health & Wellness Consultancy

Engage with our expert to refine your systems refining Systems; Return-to-work (RTW) programme development, Biomechanics Training & Education (Any courses to be embedded over a 12 month period), Specific case discussions providing personal plans for maximising RTW, Ergonomic appraisal and design for improvement, and Health and Wellbeing training and education.

Online Health & Wellness Assessments

Our interactive motivational programmes are developed and written with your company’s culture and health needs in mind.

Our interaction with your employees will help them stay on track and move along the path to better health. The path to healthier living is not exclusively for those employees who can attend an on-site lunch and learn session. We work online wellness programmes gives employees where ever they are located more options and opportunities to make healthy choices. The cost of the Online Programmes will depend on how many units you are wishing to invest in and if you are a ‘Partner’ of the Company with other Services. If you would like a personal quote for Health & Wellness Consultancy, please email Jo with your preferences.

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