The data confirms it – whatever we’re doing isn’t working
Across the world, Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD-1) are reaching epidemic proportions. The World Health Organisation’s Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study suggests that up to 33% of people worldwide live with a painful musculoskeletal condition.
A recent report from the United States suggests that one in two adult Americans live with a musculoskeletal condition.
Closer to home and according to the UK’s Health and Safety Executive in their Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorder Statistics (WRMSDs) report back in 2014/15, sickness absence from work cost the UK £14.3 billion that year, and 40% of the loss was due to work-related MSDs. The number of working days lost due to work-related MSDs was estimated to be over 9.5 million.