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In this podcast, Bryan Reich. M.Ed., A.T.-C, who directs WorkCare’s program for industrial athletes, discusses the benefits of having athletic trainers in the workplace and available for virtual consultations. Athletic Trainers help physically active employees prevent and manage musculoskeletal discomfort before it becomes a work-related injury. Their skill set includes pre- and post-injury functional activity coaching, flex and stretch recommendations, and ergonomic evaluations… to name a few.
In this timely podcast WorkCare’s Executive Chairman and Chief Medical Officer Peter P. Greaney, M.D., explains why returning injured employees to work is critical to their recovery – both physically and mentally. He also describes how prompt reporting and immediate care guidance provided by a trusted clinician helps injured employees remain productive. This approach, which focuses on the value of work, has been shown to improve employee health outcomes while reducing associated medical, workers’ compensation and lost-time costs. To learn more, refer to Dr. Greaney’s podcast companion paper on Empowering Employees to Take Care of Themselves.
WorkCare’s Incident Intervention® program uses secure communications technology to connect employees with occupational nurses and physicians who provide appropriate care guidance at injury onset. During this podcast, Associate Medical Director Brittany Busse, M.D., explains how telehealth and telemedicine are changing the occupational health landscape by facilitating employee access to qualified clinicians regardless of their location. According to Dr. Busse, the sooner compassionate care is delivered, the sooner recovery and healing begins: “If our mind starts to suffer, our health starts to suffer. Telehealth adds in a more personal approach that helps prevent more physical and emotional pain.”