The MedRisk Blog
CTS is a significant contributor to higher-than-average physical therapy costs for 35- to 44-year-old workers in manufacturing driven mostly by parts assembly workers. As one of the most common injuries requiring physical therapy for this age group, CTS is third only to shoulder pain and lumbago injuries and affects twice as many female manufacturing employees as male.
However, new research from Spain suggests physical therapy may be just as effective as surgery in alleviating pain and restoring function. This research is leading those in the industry to posit a higher reliance on non-surgical physical therapy, which may equate to a decrease in surgical costs.
Read more: 2016 Trends Report: Manufacturing
Sign up for the MedRisk newsletter to get the latest updates from the leading provider of managed physical medicine.
Please fill out this form to receive an access code to see our full list of clients.
Fill out our User Validation Form to gain access.GO
Please fill out the following form for an access code to see our full Providers list.