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MedRisk Webinar Features World Renown Pain Management Expert Chris Main, PhD

The Psychologically Informed Practice presentation will take place October 27

MedRisk will host a 90-minute webinar presented by Chris Main, PhD, an international expert in the biopsychosocial approach to pain management. The “Psychologically Informed Practice in the Occupational Health Environment” will start at 10 a.m. Eastern on October 27.

“This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the world’s foremost authorities on the biopsychosocial approach to managing pain in the workplace,” said Mary O’Donoghue, MedRisk’s Chief Clinical and Product Officer.

Dr. Main will describe the use of a psychologically informed practice in physical rehabilitation and secondary prevention. Designed for workers’ compensation medical directors, nurses, claim managers, and physical therapists, the webinar shares study results and examines the psychosocial context of work disability, re-engagement in work, and patient-centric care.

Dr. Main is Professor Emeritus of clinical psychology at Keele University in Staffordshire, Great Britain and a former co-chair of the Wellbeing in Work partnership. He helped develop the first pain management program specifically for low back pain in the U.K. He serves on Physical Therapy’s editorial board and has authored or coauthored more than 200 books, monographs, reports, and articles. A member of MedRisk’s International Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Main is an honorary member of the British Pain Society, North American Spine Society and International Association for the Study of Pain.

There is no charge for the webinar, but space is limited and registration is required. To register, please click here.

About MedRisk

Based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, MedRisk is the largest managed care organization dedicated to the physical rehabilitation of injured workers. One of the Inc. 5,000 fastest growing privately held companies for 11 consecutive years, MedRisk counts over 115,000 providers in its network and serves almost 500,000 injured workers every year. It holds direct contracts with more than 80 percent of the nation’s top workers’ compensation insurers and third-party administrators. MedRisk, which has successfully completed a SSAE 16 Type II examination, ensures high quality care and delivers outstanding customer service. To that end, all customer service professionals, healthcare advocates and physical therapists are based in the U.S. For more information, visit or call 800-225-9675.