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Occupational medicine (also called occupational health) is a multidisciplinary field of health care dedicated to the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace. The main focus of occupational medicine is treating work-related injuries and illnesses. It also places a strong emphasis on preventing injuries and illnesses in the first place by creating safer workplaces.


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For many workers who have had a workplace injury, their first question is: "How long am I going to miss work?" In a perfect world, everything would get put aside to make sure that they can recover from their injuries fully. However, bills, kids, and other living expenses combined with missed wages mean that most workers want to return to work as soon as possible. Returning to work after a workplace injury needs to be handled carefully: making sure that you've recovered fully needs to be the top priority while also preventing re-injury.


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If you have suffered an injury, undergone certain types of surgery, or experience physical limitations due to aging or underlying health conditions, physical rehabilitation may be necessary to restore the body to optimal form and function. Without an effective treatment plan, the rehab process can take a lot longer than need be while also running the risk of less-than-optimal recovery.


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Physical therapy is a critical component of a patient's recovery from an accident or injury. With the recent implementation of Patient Driven Payment Model(PDPM), many clinics are comparing whether contract or in-house therapy is the best. Using agency contracted therapists does have some benefits, but having a team of in-house therapists (not to be confused with 'at-home therapists') is can greatly benefit the patient and their experiences through recovery.


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