Postinjury rehabilitation/management

Tom G. Mayer, Robert Joseph Gatchel, Skye Porter, Brian R. Theodore

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Postinjury rehabilitation for musculoskeletal disorders can be classified into three distinct levels of treatment.1 Diagnosis and the anticipated healing time from an inciting event dictate the timing of administering the treatment, as the following delineates: (a) Primary care. The term “rehabilitation” is used guardedly in this stage of postinjury non-operative care, because patients may be severely limited by acute inflammatory changes from active participation in treatment. It is provided during the acute stage of an injury, focusing primarily on pain control but also taking into consideration the avoidance of deconditioning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterventions, Controls, and Applications in Occupational Ergonomics
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781420003642
ISBN (Print)9780849319389
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006


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