At Competitive Edge we strive to get injured
employees back to work in a well defined amount of time.
We are firm believers in an outcomes based treatment approach.
|A few key principles drive the clinical
decision process when treating workers who are injured on the job:
Direct and regular
contact is maintained with case managers, physicians and
nurses to promote continuity of care.
recommendations are based on Confirmed Abnormal Objective
findings relative to the acute injury in question.
Pain alone in
the absence of Confirmed Abnormal Objective evidence of injury is
not considered relevant when making recommendations to continue care
and does NOT necessarily keep the patient in therapy.
Limitations in function
must be directly related to the objective clinical evidence and must
directly limit specific job functions in order to qualify for
ongoing physical rehabilitation.
Management utilizing a high intensity, short duration
treatment approach that focuses on early activation and restoration
on the individual patient's specific dysfunction or status and not
based on nondescript diagnostic labels such as "back or neck pain".
of services is avoided and discharge is recommended when acute goals
are met (typically within 2-4 weeks) in non-surgical cases.
Additionally, Competitive Edge is qualified to offer
a Physical Reconditioning Program. This service focuses on getting an
employee with a sub-acute injury back into the working physical
condition appropriate to minimize the risk for re-injury. We will
consult with each employer/carrier on a case by case basis in order to
better meet their individual needs prior to making any specific
recommendations. Our state of the art facility is specifically set up to
handle this program.