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Stand Up for Fewer Workers’ Comp Injuries...

Posted by Danny Sanchez, PT, CEAS on 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

Posted by Danny Sanchez, PT, CEAS on 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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Keep Workers Injury-Free Following Storms

Posted by Danny Sanchez, PT, CEAS on September 18, 2017

As many Americans recover from the devastation from the two recent hurricanes, it’s important to ensure workers stay safe and healthy. Many people are engaged in cleanup and rebuilding efforts both at home and at work, and are likely engaged in tasks that are not part of their normal daily routines. This can cause a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, as they use muscles they normally don’t and may find themselves in awkward physical positions.

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Timely, Appropriate PT Needed

Posted by Danny Sanchez, PT, CEAS on 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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New PT Data Registry Holds Promise

Posted by Danny Sanchez, PT, CEAS on June 28, 2017

A new outcomes registry may lead to improved care for injured workers. At least, it’s a step in the right direction.

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Get the Best From Older Workers

Posted by Danny Sanchez, PT, CEAS on June 06, 2017

The workforce is definitely aging, and that can be great for employers. These workers typically are extremely loyal, dedicated to quality, and can serve as mentors to younger workers with less expertise and experience. To get the most benefit from older workers, companies need to make sure they stay safe and healthy. Understanding some of the unique factors involved in the aging process can help protect these workers, and make sure they get the most appropriate treatment when they are injured.

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5 Pillars of a Good Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) Test

Posted by Danny Sanchez, PT, CEAS on February 18, 2016

5 Pillars Of A Good Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) Test http://www.onsite-physio.com/workplace-wellness-programs/5-pillars-of-a-good-functional-capacity-evaluation-fce-test @onsitephysioA functional capacity evaluation (FCE) test is a broad assessment of an individual’s ability to perform work-related movements and/or tasks.

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On-Site Ergonomics Evaluations

Posted by Danny Sanchez, PT, CEAS on January 21, 2016

Every job requires some amount of movement. But certain jobs are much more challenging than others. Ergonomic evaluation defines the physical movements needed to perform any given job. More importantly, these evaluations can be used to determine if any of these movements are unsafe or can potentially lead to a work-related injury.

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