New York State Medical Treatment Guidelines for Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation 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 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
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.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Shoulder Injury
Instruction in Therapeutic Exercise and Proper Work Techniques
The patient’s flexibility, mobility, posture, body mechanics, activities of daily living, splinting, bracing, sensory reeducation, endurance, strength, and education should all be improved by an active therapeutic exercise programme, which may be helpful.
- Duration of effect: : 2 weeks.
- Frequency: 2-3 times/week. .
- Maximum time frame: For situations of sticky capsulitis, 4-6 weeks or longer. See Non-Operative Treatment Procedures (Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen
- Shoulder) in Section D.2.e.
- Maximum time frame: 12 weeks.
What our office can do if you have workers compensation injuries
We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.
We understand the importance of your workers compensation cases. Let us help you navigate through the maze of dealing with the workers compensation insurance company and your employer.
We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us so we will do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.