New York State Medical Treatment Guidelines for Return
to Work after Shoulder Injury 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 Return to Work.
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.
Return to Work after Shoulder Injury
When returning to work, refrain from any overhead movements, lifting, or repeated motions with the injured arm until your main treating physician gives you the all-clear. Based on the diagnostic and employment requirements, each task tolerance situation should be evaluated on an individual basis.
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.
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