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FLX Case Studies

FLX is proven to transform the health of employees in a range of businesses and settings

The FLX app was developed over 15 years from a wealth of data and its success has been proven in a range of businesses.

We're driven by keeping people safe at work and the FLX programme has been instrumental in helping businesses reduce sick days by empowering employees to manage and recover from musculoskeletal pain.

A staggering 14.9 million people nationally have a musculoskeletal disorder. Many suffer from joint and muscle pain, stiffness, limited mobility and disability affecting their quality of life, mental health and independence. They affect everyone from machine operatives and construction workers to office workers. As part of Arco's commitment to keeping your people and business safe, we’re on a mission to change this.


Take a look at the case studies below to find out how businesses are using the app and the impressive results they're seeing.

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Arresting Back Pain for South Yorkshire Police

When provided to 237 staff, SYP saved £65,000 per year through reduced absenteeism and saw a 64% reduction in the number of employees suffering with MSDs.

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Fighting Pain for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

Using the FLX programme, days lost due to low back pain reduced by 52% and it was easier to decide when employees on sick leave were ready to return to work.

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A Healthy Improvement for Great Yarmouth and Waveney NHS

In a 12-week study the numbers of patients suffering with severe pain reduced by 80%. It proved very cost effective.

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Actively Helping Health Club Members Reduce Pain

Throughout a six-week exercise intervention programme, health club members reported their pain levels reduced by up to 70%.


How The FLX App Was Developed

The FLX app was developed over a 15-year period by Chartered Physiotherapist and Biomechanics expert Martin Haines.

Over 4000 Participants

Martin and his team of experts measured the biomechanical function of over 4,000 people using sophisticated isokinetic machines, lumbar motion monitors and video analysis.

The subjects included a wide range of different types of people, from elite athletes, those who took part in sports recreationally to more sedentary people.

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Informed by a Wealth of Data

From the data this study provided, the team was able to classify biomechanical profiles, correlate these with their injuries, establish the key biomechanical causes of pain and determine the rehabilitation they needed. The exercise programmes were created by a range of experts including physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, exercise physiologists, biomechanists and strength and conditioning coaches.

This information feeds into the algorithms of the FLX app to provide a personalised experience to each user, helping them to manage existing issues and help prevent future problems.


Endorsed by the Intrinsic Biomechanics Association (IBA)


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