New York State Medical Treatment Guidelines for
Immobilisation in workers compensation patients
The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Immobilization.
These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders. The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.
Immobilisation of Shoulder Injury
Time depends on the type of damage, after which muscular girdle strengthening is advanced.
One day for effect to manifest.
Optimum duration: 1 week.
Maximum duration: 12 weeks
Depending on the patient’s age, the arm is immobilised in a sling for 1–12 weeks following the accident. While wearing a sling, the patient is shown isometric exercises for the deltoid, internal and external rotators.
Kinesiotaping, Taping or Strapping of Immobilisation
Kinesiotaping, Taping or Strapping of Immobilisation are recommended for the immediate immobilisation of a joint (such as an immediate ankle injury).
Kinesiotaping, Taping or Strapping of Immobilisation are not recommended for both acute and chronic pain.
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