Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features MedRisk’s recent release of its 2022 Outlook Industry Trends Report, which examines how the timing and type of physical therapy directly impact workers’ compensation claim outcomes.
The report features several studies showing the benefits of early physical therapy, whether treatment targets low back pain, knee injuries or neck pain, and notes that the type of therapy delivered also matters – when manual therapy is recommended there can be significant improvements to average medical cost per claim. Notable from MedRisk’s studies on early manual therapy was that its value increases with age, and it was particularly useful for complex cases. The report also 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.
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