Goodrich SIS-VT has worked with the Physical Therapy professionals with IHMS on site in Vergennes for nearly four years. The results have been undeniable – our recordable injury rate associated with soft tissue and ergonomic exposure has been reduced by over 25%, and related costs are down by 35%. Erica Gallipeau and Ashley Burghardt are members of my team. They are highly proactive in both treating employee injuries and identifying and minimizing risks and exposures. They have been instrumental in introducing a variety of counter measures into our workplace that have effectively reduced the exposure and injury levels. We greatly appreciate their professionalism and outstanding customer service.
Paul Schindler, Director of Human Resources
"Injury and Health Management has not only helped to reduce our worker’s compensation claim dollars by over 50% from 3 years ago, they have worked to reduce the number of claims filed by an equal amount. It was the City’s intention to find ways to provide support to their employees who were experiencing aches and pains from the years of physical labor involved in their jobs. IHMS has provided education, treatment and hope to our employees who range from police officers, firefighters, pipe installers, road crews, electric light crews, airport and parks maintenance crew and librarians. I can’t think of any other group that provides such a great service to our employees with such dramatic results."
Sue Trainor, Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer
City of Burlington
IHMS is committed to teaching people how to take care of there body inside and outside of the workplace. They are also committed to educating employers on how to make the workplace as safe as possible for employees to perform their daily operations without injury. BMC is living proof that what Louise and her team at IHMS do for the employees and employer does work. In 1999 BMC had 107 recordable injuries in one year. I am proud to say for the first time in my 18 years here at BMC we have been over a year with no recordable injuries. This is a direct result of all the work that we do with IHMS.
Laurin Brunet, Plan Manager
"IHMS works with my company. I have had discomfort in my upper back for a few months. Louise immediately diagnosed what was going on and was able to provide almost instantaneous relief. She explained what I should do from this point forward and will be sending me exercise information via a pdf.
I can't say enough about Louise and her staff at IHMS. They are extremely knowledgeable, always prepared, flexible and available and they are an outstanding resource for our employees. I greatly appreciate the assistance we receive from IHMS I would highly encourage companies to provide this invaluable service to their employee."
"I had to take a moment to email you and let you know you are a miracle worker indeed! This is my third week back to spinning class and things are going really well. Your exercises have helped me with not only relieving the pain in my back but have also strengthened my core for better posture during spinning. The first day back, the instructor kept commenting on how my form was so much better and she didn't even know about the PT. I am so much more aware of what muscles I am using and working on that core. So thank you Louise. You rock!!!! It's a double-edged sword. I would love to see you soon but I hope I don't have to."
Hickock & Boardman
"You can't be safe unless you are well. IHMS (Louise) helped us to close the loop with injuries and open our minds to wellness. We look at IHMS as a member of our AOT family."
Rob Gentle, Safety Officer
Vermont Agency of Transportation
"Since beginning work with IHMS in July 2003, our Production employees have developed a culture of ergonomic awareness and injury prevention. IHMS' Preventative Body Maintenance program has been an invaluable tool in recognizing and treating aches and pains before they become injuries. The services offered by IHMS, including POPE screenings, PBM, on-site PT, and customized stretch & excercise routines, have played an instrumental role in reducing repetitive trauma incident rates within the Production Department by more than 50% and corresponding claims costs by 80%.
Working with the enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff at IHMS has been a rewarding partnership which has surpassed all expectations. We look forward to further expanding their services to other departments at Vermont Teddy Bear."
Director of Manufacturing
Vermont Teddy Bear
"The IHMS staff has been wonderful to work with and has easily become part of the ECI team. Our employees look forward to their visits, enabling them to seek treatment without the inconvenience of leaving work. Employees have become more pro-active in dealing with small aches and pains before they turn into major injuries which could leave them unable to work and incurring unnecessary medical expenses.
As an employer in the construction industry, we see this as an important strategy for minimizing any injuries (work-related and not), reducing potential workers comp and medical costs, and continuing to nurture a workforce that stays healthy and fit. IHMS meets individually with employees and also provides group presentations on stretching, nutrition, muscular/skeletal, etc. The PBM program is the perfect compliment to our wellness efforts and a win-win situation for everyone involved."
Director of Human Resources
Engelberth Construction, Inc.
"Injury and Health Management Solutions is very cooperative and they always find a way to meet our needs. Our interaction with them is always positive. You feel that IHMS is definitely a part of your team. IHMS services are very cost effective and a good investment in future employees."
Thomas F. Mackin