Managed Physical Medicine

MedRisk’s Brian Peers, DPT will discuss telerehabilitation at the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission Educational Conference & Exhibition

The conference will be held Oct 17-18 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center

As the acceptance of telemedicine continues to grow, workers’ compensation professionals are considering its many and varied uses, including for physical therapy.

MedRisk’s Director of Clinical Services Brian Peers, DPT will explore telerehabilitation at the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Educational Conference & Exhibition at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on October 17 at 1 p.m. He will repeat the presentation the following day at 8:30 a.m.

“Studies show that real-time telerehabilitation is effective for treating musculoskeletal conditions,” said Dr. Peers. “The outcomes can be comparable to in-clinic treatment and patients appreciate the convenience. Plus, telerehabilitation is perfect for patient education.”

The presentation will feature a live demo of a physical therapy visit via telerehabilitation. Dr. Peers will examine ways to determine if a patient is a good candidate for telerehabilitation and how it can be combined with in-clinic physical therapy visits. He will also discuss the training and credentialing a telerehabilitation provider should have and review workers’ compensation regulatory considerations during the hour-long session.

For details and a video on MedRisk’s rehabilitation program, please go to https://www.medrisknet.com/medrisk-telerehabilitation/ and for conference information, please see http://www.vwcconference.workcomp.virginia.gov/.

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 13 consecutive years, MedRisk counts over 117,000 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 www.medrisknet.com or call 800-225-9675.