January – February 2021

Protect your Most Valuable Asset, Your Employees!

NOW is the time to protect your most valuable asset, your employees! As we move through 2021 we will all be entering a new era of keeping our employees healthy and safe at the work place.  CIS onsite partners with your company and its employees to provide onsite services that increase safety and keep your employees healthy through our onsite injury prevention, onsite therapy and field case management services.

CIS onsite is a leader in the industry and has been providing onsite injury prevention, therapy and case management services since 1997 (24 years). Our years of experience have allowed us the ability to be able to provide our client’s with the proper focus of services to meet their specific needs of their sites. CIS onsite is a national company, with a local presence to service your specific site(s). We have directly reduced 75% to 95% of claims, injuries, and costs through our proactive services with our customers.

CIS onsite’s early intervention program works with you in providing services that address ergonomic & injury reduction, specifically strain & sprain reduction as it relates to musculoskeletal (MSD) injuries within your work force.  We cover all shift (24/7) while providing boots on the ground job site interaction, recommendation and education with employees and supervisors.

CIS onsite’s therapy provides you with the best of two worlds: clinical based care AND a licensed therapist that works with your employees directly on the job site reducing potential for future injury. We are able to provide your employees with therapy directly at your facility based upon doctor’s orders.  Our therapists are also able to provide onsite work conditioning where the rehabilitation is directly performed at the employee’s job station eliminating the need for any job simulation, making real time ergonomic recommendations, job task modifications and eliminating obstacles for return to work.

CIS onsite’s field/telephonic case management services provide you the knowledge and experience of seasoned case managers within the worker’s compensation arena. Our case managers are highly skilled in case management: observation, communication and reporting while at the same time keeping the injured worker motivated, identifying obstacles of return to work and minimizing litigation.



Dynamic Warm Ups for Your Employees!


Dynamic warm up is a series of movements designed to increase body temperature, activate the nervous system, increase range of motion, and correct limitations.  Dynamic warm up is growing in athletic, strength power and fitness sports training, because they target joint by joint movement breakdown to increase mobility and movement specific to sport and strengthening needs.

With this in mind, CIS onsite is able to assist employers to target specific dynamic warm ups to work on job specific movement patterns that employees will perform during their daily work activities.  No equipment is necessary, it is easy and convenient.  Muscle strains and joint injuries are more likely to occur with improper use of fitness equipment, this risk is eliminated.

Dynamic warm ups will prepare your employees and enhance their overall readiness to successfully do their jobs.

A couple of examples of dynamic warm up are:

High Knee March
              – Place hands on your hips
– Bring your knee as close to your chest as possible
– Alternate knees for 10 reps each leg.

Alternating Neck Movements
– Look to the left, pause, look to the right
– Repeat 5 in each direction
– Look up, pause, look down
– Repeat 5 in each direction
– Tilt ear to right shoulder, pause, tilt ear to left shoulder
– Repeat 5 in each direction

Cabin Fever Symptoms and Coping Skills

Cabin fever is a popular term for a relatively common reaction to being isolated or confined for an extended period of time. Cabin fever is not a specific diagnosis, but rather a constellation of symptoms that can occur under these circumstances.

If you are experiencing cabin fever as a result of social distancing or self-quarantine in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you may be feeling additional stress beyond that which stems from simply being isolated. There are ways to combat the anxiety you may be feeling.


Not everyone suffering from cabin fever will experience exactly the same symptoms, but many people report feeling intensely irritable or restless. Other commonly experienced effects are:

  • Decreased motivation
  • Difficulty waking
  • Food cravings
  • Frequent napping
  • Hopelessness
  • Lack of patience
  • Lethargy
  • Sadness or depression
  • Trouble concentrating

Note that these symptoms may also be indicative of a wide range of other disorders. If these symptoms are distressing or impact your functioning, a trained mental health professional could help you determine if you have a treatable disorder.


If your symptoms are relatively mild, taking active steps to combat your feelings may be enough to help you feel better. If they are impacting you more significantly, they are best addressed with the assistance of a therapist or other mental health professional.

Get Out of the House

If you are able to go outside, even for a short time, take advantage of that opportunity. Exposure to daylight can help regulate the body’s natural cycles, and exercise releases endorphins, creating a natural high. Even a quick stroll can help you feel better quickly. If you are not able to leave the house at all, get close to a window and start moving around.

Maintain Normal Eating Patterns

For many of us, a day stuck at home is an excuse to overindulge in junk food. Others skip meals altogether. However, eating right can increase our energy levels and motivation. You may feel less hungry if you are getting less exercise, but monitor your eating habits to ensure that you maintain the proper balance of nutrition. Limit high-sugar, high-fat snacks and drink plenty of water.

Set Goals

When you are stuck in the house, you may be more likely to while away the time doing nothing of importance. Set daily and weekly goals and track your progress toward completion. Make sure that your goals are reasonable and reward yourself for meeting each milestone.

Use Your Brain

Although TV is a distraction, it is also relatively mindless. Work crossword puzzles, read books or play board games. Stimulating your mind can help keep you moving forward and reduce feelings of isolation and helplessness.


Even if you cannot leave the house, find a way to stay physically active while indoors. Regular physical activity can help burn off any extra energy you have from being cooped up indoors. Indoor exercise ideas include workout videos, bodyweight workouts, and online workout routines.

Source: https://www.verywellmind.com/cabin-fever-fear-of-isolation-2671734