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Improving Your Workplace Wellness | Workers Comp (2)

Better Outcomes Ahead with PT Changes

Updated June 9, 2021 Originally published January 10, 2018

Changes are afoot in the physical therapy profession and that’s good news for injured workers. The cookie cutter-approach is being replaced with more evidence based techniques. What’s more, we see a distinct trend toward more hands-on, less modality-based PT.

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How to Keep WC Claims Down During Flu Season

Updated June 9, 2021 Originally published January 04, 2018

As physical therapists, we are able to provide relief for most causes of soft tissue aches and pains among workers. But the one source of pain over which we have little control is that associated with the flu.

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My New year’s Resolution: Better Outcomes for All...

Updated June 9, 2021 Originally published December 28, 2017

The end of one year and start of another is a great time to assess the work we do and see how we can improve things going forward. One of my professional New Year’s resolutions is to look for ways to better serve the people we work with, especially injured workers and their employers.   

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Stand Up for Fewer Workers’ Comp Injuries...

Updated June 9, 2021 Originally published November 02, 2017

There’s a new health problem impacting workers of all ages. It’s call ‘Sitting Disease.’ It’s actually just a catchy term referring to the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. But it perfectly describes the cause of many aches and pains — and workers’ compensation claims.

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Help Reduce Chronic Low Back Pain Among The Workforce

Updated June 9, 2021 Originally published October 02, 2017

One of the biggest reasons workers go out on comp is due to low back pain (LBP). For many people it is a recurring problem. A new study even shows that having an episode of LBP is the main risk factor for having recurring episodes.

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Workplace Complaints Can be Opportunities for Savvy Employers

Updated June 9, 2021 Originally published August 31, 2017

More than half of American adults face “unpleasant and potentially hazardous” working conditions. Almost three-quarters spend at least one-fourth of their work time in “intense or repetitive physical labor.”

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More Proof: Early PT = Better Outcomes

Updated June 9, 2021 Originally published August 15, 2017

“Early referral for outpatient rehabilitation may reduce the utilization of health services that carry greater risks or costs in those with nontraumatic knee pain.”

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Timely, Appropriate PT Needed

Updated June 9, 2021 Originally published July 13, 2017

A new return-to-work study glaringly illustrates some of the problems with getting quick, appropriate medical care to injured workers. It also shows a substantial percentage of injured workers are not being shown how to do their jobs safely to prevent reinjury.

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