Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation2017-03-30T15:13:30+00:00

When a worker gets hurt on the job, it is critically important that they receive quality care from a practice that is experienced as facilitating communication between insurance companies, case managers, employers, and patients. Brielle Orthopedics is proud to treat patients with worker’s compensation cases while reducing overall claim costs and lost work time.ill_worker

Each worker’s compensation case is thoroughly evaluated:

    • Assess the injury, and gather details
    • Diagnose and treat based on exam, X-Rays, and test results
      Provide professional opinion regarding causality
      Provide highest quality of orthopedic care
    • Assign work restriction (when applicable)
      Keep consistent communication with all involved for a fast return to work
      Provide a Quick Note the day of the visit
    • Provide detailed progress notes upon completion of treatment

Employers who utilize Brielle Orthopedics to care for their workers know that their employees receive the highest quality treatments, excellent service, and will be back to work with little or no setback to the company. We get patients back on their feet… and back to work!

How does Brielle Orthopedics help?

Occupational Therapists work with orthopedic surgeons to promote the best-possible recovery outcome for patients who have had surgery due to trauma, injury, or disease. These specialists provide a variety of injury management and prevention services to help workers get back on the job.

Injury Management

  • Acute treatments – are physical and occupational therapy techniques to reduce inflammation, establish early mobilization, and institute an exercise routine.
  • Post-acute treatments – are physical and occupational therapy techniques to improve flexibility, strength, and conditioning.
  • Work conditioning programs – are designed to restore an employee’s physical capacity and function by focusing on endurance, range of motion, and motor control.
  • Work hardening programs – restore the physical, behavioral, and vocational function of injured employees using real and simulated work activities to improve productivity, safety, levels of physical tolerance, and ameliorate risky behaviors.
  • Functional capacity evaluations (FCE) – are assessments that determine employee’s ability to perform on the job or during everyday tasks with regard to a specific injury or illness that might impede their function.

Injury Prevention

  • Post-offer and pre-placement testing – these tests help establish a baseline of ability so that employers know what their workers are capable of and can tailor tasks accordingly to avoid workplace injuries.
  • Ergonomic work site analysis – is an assessment of specific work environments or job tasks for various risk factors so that the workplace can be customized to promote worker safety and performance.
  • Injury prevention education training – the rehabilitation experts at Twin Boro can provide a variety of courses and seminars on site to help educate employees about workplace safety, tailored to specific industries and job tasks.
  • Functional job analysis – is a way of evaluating occupational information to draw conclusions about the abilities of workers to perform tasks necessary for their specific position.
  • Job description analysis – this review of the requirements of a job and work performed allows Brielle Orthopaedics’ physicians to evaluate the physical requirements of a specific job to determine if a worker who experiences a diminished level of capacity is able to perform the job with, or without accommodations.

Common Conditions

There are many different conditions that could develop due to activities in the workplace. To learn more about any of the conditions below see our symptoms and conditions section.

  • Carapal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Ligament Injuries

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