Worker Health & Wellness

This is for companies looking to improve:

  • Employee wellness, durability, retention, and enjoyment by reducing the number of soft tissue / Musculoskeletal (MSD) injuries suffered on the job.
  • The business outcome for KPIs like worker’s comp claims, recordable injuries, and days away, restricted or transferred (DART) frequency.

Early Systems
Intervention (ESI)

Promoting employee well-being through an organized employer sponsored program designed to support employees and families as they adopt and sustain behaviors that reduce health risks, improve quality of life, enhance productivity, and benefit an organization’s bottom-line. That’s where we come in.

ESI Process








Assess Results



Designed & Assigned To You

 Industry-wide the tendency has been to have a full- or part-time physical therapist or athletic trainer on-site and available to address the injuries after they happen.
Instead utilize a training-based approach to focus on increasing the durability and resiliency of drivers and workers by reducing their vulnerabilities before they get hurt or injured, instead of focusing on the injury once it happens.

The Process

After performing in-depth site and work environment evaluations with Waste Management, including ride-along with drivers and field visits to landfills and similar field facilities, we revised our original approach to focus specifically on Vulnerability Reduction.

The Resulting Product

This resulted in a complete overhaul of the original approach and originated a custom “tune-up” routine that workers could perform in only a few minutes throughout the day, meeting the time requirements of the Client. The movements are uniquely structured for those with different job functions but mainly target common ailments.

Knowledge With Understanding (Symptoms vs. Root Cause)

The most common issues in the neck, upper back, shoulder, and arm (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, “frozen shoulder”) can be traced to a Root Cause the vast majority of the time a lack of range of motion and proper function of the Shoulder Blade.
Likewise, the lower back, hip, knee, and ankle ailments (runner’s knee, IT Band Syndrome, plantar fasciitis) are similar to the upper body injuries as they all share a primary root cause: lack of independent range of motion of the Hips.


3 Stages of Movement Prescription:

  • Shift Preparation (“Movement Prep” )
  • The shift preparation movements may take three to five minutes before work begins and are meant to set the body up to function properly throughout the day.
  • Resets
  • In the “secret sauce”, the reset movements may take one to two minutes and can be done one to several times a day as needed during the shift.  This sequence is meant to help workers quickly readjust their bodies while out in the field to hit the body’s “reset” button and reestablish the ideal joint position.
  • End of Shift
  • The end-of-shift movements may take two to three minutes at the end of the workday and are devised to undo any uneven muscular fatigue experienced throughout the day.



ADAPT uses a combination of on-site resources and online programs to help improve the wellness of our [Industrial Clients] for their various roles and at their various facilities.
Depending on the location, goal and current phase of implementation, ADAPT’s services range from certified personal trainers working on-site three or four times per week to having a trainer come out for a reinforcement education session once per month. ADAPT also educates and trains “Client Champions” to spearhead ADAPT’s Durability and Corrective Exercise program between visits.



In the first three years of engagement with Waste Management, the participating locations have seen marked improvement (2018 numbers).

  • Reduction of Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) by 37.6 percent to 3.71
  • A similar decrease in DART frequency
  • 35.5% decrease in area worker’s compensation allocations
  • Significantly decreased severe injuries in 2018.
  • In 2019, TRIR dropped an additional 26.7% to 2.72.
  • Escalated full recovery to days vs weeks, or longer.
Beyond the tangible benefits, Ginter says that employees have reported an overall improvement in quality of life thanks to participation in the program, including some who have reported being pain-free or being able to be active with their families for the first time in years.“While it would be impossible to associate this reduction only to our use of [ADAPT’s] services, there is a direct relationship,” Ginter says. “Many [of our team] have sought advice from ADAPT trainers for soft tissue and minor soreness issues. Being subject matter experts, they have kept our Industrial Athletes in the game and escalated full recovery to just days, not weeks or longer.”

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