The Well Workplace

Physical therapy as an alternative to opioids in treating musculoskeletal injuries

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Mar 15, 2017 1:54:41 PM

The use of opioid painkillers has skyrocketed to epidemic levels in the United States in recent years. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were enough opioid painkillers prescribed in 2012 for every American to have their own bottle (almost 260 million prescriptions). Opioids are highly addictive, and taking them can lead to dependence and overdose, which is now the primary cause of accidental death in the U.S.

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Minimize costly work-related injuries and mitigate financial risk with one easy step

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Dec 7, 2016 2:51:43 PM

The bottom line is ultimately one of the most important things a business organization considers with every decision. As such, risky financial moves are often avoided. If your organization requires a labor force capable of physically demanding work, there is an easy way to mitigate financial risk: the implementation of Physical Abilities Testing.

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How to Help Your Employee Decide: "Is NOW the Time to Return to Work After Injury?"

Posted by Deborah Lechner
Dec 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you have an employee who has suffered a serious on-the-job injury, determining when that worker is ready to return to the workplace can be difficult. It is known that the longer an injured employee is away from work, the harder it is to resume their usual duties. However, returning too early can slow rates of healing and recovery or leave your worker vulnerable to re-injury.

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