It is essential for professionals involved with workers' compensation issues and claims to keep well-informed of the most current information regarding work-related injuries.
This informative seminar will provide you with the knowledge you need regarding:
- General Overview Of Medical And Legal Issues In Workers' Compensation
- Ergonomic Considerations In Injury Prevention
- Physical Injuries And Psychological Conditions
- Therapeutic And Surgical Management Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Aquatic Therapy For The Injured Worker
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. General Overview Of Medical And Legal Issues In Workers' Compensation
A. What Medical Care Does The Statute Require?
B. Provision Of Care: Managed Care Arrangements
C. Provision Of Care: Non-Managed Care
D. Standard Of Proof And Causation Considerations
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
II. Therapeutic And Surgical Management Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A. Background Information And Statistics
C. Signs And Symptoms
F. Risk Factors
G. Diagnostic Tests
H. Preventative Techniques
I. New Research
J. Therapy Goals
K. Conservative Treatment
L. Postoperative Treatment
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
III. Physical Injuries And Psychological Conditions
A. Introduction: The Mind-Body Context
B. Psychological Diagnosis And IMEs: What To Ask For, What To Look For
C. Psychological Conditions Typically Associated With Injuries
D. Managing Psychological Claims
E. Questions And Comments
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
IV. Ergonomic Considerations In Injury Prevention
A. How To Create Functional-Based Job Descriptions
B. Important Considerations In An Ergonomic Walkthrough
C. Ergonomic 'Fix It' Toolbox – Low $$ Solutions
D. Creating A Proactive Preplacement Examination To Prevent Injuries
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Aquatic Therapy For The Injured Worker
A. Indications For Aquatic Therapy
1. Orthopedic Conditions
2. Neurological Conditions
B. Contraindications For Aquatic Therapy Treatment
1. Absolute Contraindications
2. Relative Contraindications
C. Contrasting Land-Based Physical Therapy Treatments To Aquatic Therapy Treatments
1. Buoyancy Forces In Water
2. Hydrostatic Pressure
3. Viscosity Of Water
4. Bernoulli's Law Of Movement In Water
5. Turbulence Of Water
6. Relative Density Of Water
7. Bourgier's Theorem Of Stability In Water
D. Diagnoses Treatable With Aquatic Therapy
E. Expected Outcomes Of Aquatic Therapy