King of Prussia, PA – MedRisk recently released its 2022 Outlook Industry Trends Report features several studies showing the benefits of early physical therapy, whether treatment targets low back pain, knee injuries or neck pain, noting that the timing and type of physical therapy directly impact workers’ compensation claim outcomes.
“The type of therapy delivered matters, as well,” said MedRisk’s Vice President of Clinical Services and Provider Management Brian Peers, PT, DPT. “When manual therapy is recommended, starting it early lowers the average medical cost per claim by 27 percent.”
The report includes an analysis of MedRisk data on the impact of early manual therapy. “We found that the value of early manual therapy increases with age and is particularly useful for complex cases,” said Dr. Peers.
In addition, MedRisk’s 2022 Outlook Industry Trends Report recaps 2021 legislative and regulatory decisions related to physical medicine in workers’ compensation and presents findings of research on patient satisfaction, psychosocial factors, chronic pain, and COVID-19.
Read the free report: MedRisk 2022 Outlook Industry Trends Report
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