Managed Physical Medicine

MedRisk’s Jill Carnahan, PT, DPT to discuss telerehabilitation at PERMA

Some in the workers’ compensation industry have adopted telehealth technologies for triage and nurse case management, but the role of these technologies in physical therapy has not been fully recognized.

Jill Carnahan, PT, DPT, a licensed, physical therapist on MedRisk’s staff, will discuss how various telehealth technologies are being used to deliver physical therapy and the benefits of telerehabilitation at the PERMA 2019 Annual Conference, May 23 and 24.

The session, “I Know a Change Is Gonna Come — Telerehabilitation — Is It A Viable Option for Injured Workers?” will also provide criteria for determining if telerehabilitation is a good fit for an organization and examine the characteristics of injured workers who are most likely to benefit from it.

“Depending on the injury, it can supplement in-clinic visits to improve outcomes,” said Carnahan, who provides telerehabilitation services to injured workers. “Telerehab increases access to care, especially for employees who travel a lot for work or live in rural areas. Plus, injured workers receive videos that remind them how to correctly perform an exercise, and this tends to improve compliance.”

The session will be held on May 23, starting at 2:40 p.m., as part of PERMA’s annual conference, which will be held at the Sagamore Hotel and Resort in Bolton Landing/Lake George, New York. Please see https://www.perma.org/calendar/perma-2019-annual-member-conference/ for other details.

PERMA, based in Albany, New York, provides municipal employers across New York State with workers’ compensation coverage and risk management services. More information is available at www.perma.org.

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 116,000 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.