Medical & Life Care Consulting is excited to bring to our clients and partners INJURY INSIGHT, a 4-part webinar series designed to educate and inform adjusters, employers, and industry stakeholders on the rehabilitation and recovery process of injuries, illnesses, and diagnoses, both common and uncommon, within workers’ compensation.

An employee-centric understanding of the nature of an individual’s injury or illness and factors that impact rehabilitation improves communications and outcomes for all stakeholders and most importantly the injured worker.  Research has shown that organizations adopting an advocacy-based claims model are experiencing lower litigation rates, expedited return to work outcomes, and happier and more productive employees.

As medical management providers, the nurse case manager brings extensive rehabilitation experience to the team and often serves as a key facilitator within the claim and advocate for the patient. Through Injury Insight we’re bridging the information gap by providing our partners direct access to specialty providers.

Participants may register for each webinar individually, or register for the entire series. To register for the entire series, please select the ‘Complete Series Registration’ button below.

*Registration includes all future-dated sessions.

Sessions

Dr. Scott R. Cooper, M.D., Dr. Erin Watson, D.O., & Dr. Derek Davidson, D.O.

The Top Three Workers' Compensation Injuries & Illnesses: An Employee-Centric Approach to Recovery

In this webinar, guest practitioners reviewed the top three injuries and illnesses (sprains, strains, and tears) concerning lower back injuries, neck injuries, and soft tissue injuries.

Participating claims professionals, employers, and stakeholders learned more about generally prescribed treatment and recovery processes, how to identify and overcome potential obstacles to implementing the treatment plan, and had the unique opportunity to engage and ask practicing specialists questions about injuries and the recovery process.

PIA Continuing Education Credits: 1 (Must attend the live session)

Dr. Sean Rockett, M.D.

A Joint Effort: Managing the Road to Recovery in Knee Injuries

This Injury Insight session is all about injuries to the knee joint, the largest and most complex joint in the body. Dr. Rockett will discuss the anatomy of the knee, such as the patella, ligaments, and meniscus, and common conditions and injuries of the knee ranging from meniscal tears and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, Baker’s cysts, tendonitis, contusions, bursitis, and arthritis to loose bodies, dislocations, and more.

Participants will also learn about various treatments, surgical and non-surgical, and how to best support the employee’s road to recovery.

If you have specific cases you’d like to discuss or have a case summary to share, bearing in mind the need for patient privacy, please plan to discuss them at the conclusion of Dr. Rockett’s presentation, there will be time for questions and answers.

PIA Continuing Education Credits: 1 (Must attend the live session)

Dr. Paul Weitzel, M.D.

Managing an Injured Rotator Cuff: From Therapy to Surgery and Everything In-Between

In this webinar participating claims professionals and employers will learn the anatomy of the rotator cuff, common mechanisms of injury, and methods to prevent injuries in the workplace.  Additionally, we will review the common symptoms and the workup including x-rays, MRI, CT scans, and physical exam findings. Treatment options including medications, injections (cortisone, platelet-rich plasma, hyaluronic acid, prolotherapy), physical therapy, acupuncture massage therapy, and surgical options.

Dr. Weitzel will review and show different types of rotator cuff injuries and the surgical techniques used to treat various rotator cuff injuries ranging from repair to replacement and newer techniques.  Video images will be shown.

Post-operative rehabilitation and timelines to return to work including data obtained from Care Pathway including the anticipated time to work with restrictions and full duty.

Participants of this webinar at the conclusion of the event should be able to identify common risk factors for workplace injuries of the rotator cuff, the presentation, and evaluation of the industrial workers.  Modalities utilized in surgical and non-surgical management of rotator cuff injuries and anticipated recovery timelines after a patient is injured.

Time will be provided at the end for discussion of relevant topics.

*Massachusetts CE Credits Applied For

Dr. Charles Cassidy, M.D.

November 17, 2021, 1:00 pm ET

Injuries of the Upper Extremities

This session explores upper extremity injuries, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Participants will learn about a range of common diagnoses, including arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, fractures and ligament injuries, Med/Lat Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), treatment options, and how to overcome rehabilitation obstacles and challenges to best support the workers’ recovery.

The content for the Injury Insight webinar series has been developed and presented in coordination with various physicians and health care practitioners as featured presenters and provided solely for informational and educational purposes. Webinars within the Injury Insight series are not produced as a means of endorsement or advertisement for either Medical and Life Care Consulting Services or the various physicians or health care practitioners nor constitute a formal partnership between Medical and Life Care Consulting and any of the featured presenters.