Treating work-related injuries successfully at Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin is top priority to our physicians and staff. We are committed 100% to providing the best possible outcome for workers’ compensation patients with the least amount of down-time from the employer. Therefore, it is essential that our team along with the employer, work-comp case manager, and claims adjuster are on the same thought process. It is this logic that moves the physicians and staff alike to provide educational symposiums that foster team commitment as a community of health care providers to each injured worker.
Last Friday, February 10th our physicians sponsored the symposium, “Putting the Pieces Together; Managing Complex Work-Related Cases” at Bridgewood Conference Center in Neenah, WI. The event was well attended with the audience consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, case managers, claims adjusters, physical and occupational therapists, and employers.
Drs. Cherney, Toivonen, Cullen and Van Zeeland presented:
- Management of Work-Related Hand Injuries
- Work-Related Wrist Pain: Case Studies. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Return to Work
- Management of Work-Related Elbow Injuries
- Work-Related Rotator Cuff, Labral, and Biceps Injuries
In addition, we also offered insight into the mental aspect of a complex work-related injury. Brad Grunert, PhD presented; Psychological Treatment Plans for Hand-Injured Patients.
Another important part of healing and returning the patient back to work at 100% is often the process of occupational therapy. Theresa Parry, OTR, COMT and Cassie Schuh, OTR, CHT, COMT presented; Building Blocks for a Successful Return to Work: Progression of Task Specific Strengthening, and Use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Graded Motor Imagery to Address Upper Extremity Pain.
A vendor’s room was also provided. Dry Needle Therapy and Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) were demonstrated and displayed, along with a table that provided educational material housed by our Worker’s Compensation Coordinators.
Thank you everyone who presented and attended. Together we can make a difference and provide the best possible outcome in hand to shoulder care.