Multidisciplinary Approaches to Facilitate Return to Work
Occupational injuries and work-related diseases and disorders often present with a variety of additional factors outside of the multidimensional treatment of pain. Work disability exists when an employee is not able to perform his/her usual work as a result of a health problem. In the treatment of work-related injuries, the traditional medical model for health care and rehabilitation is not sufficient, because the relationship between disease, symptoms, disability and incapacity for work is non-linear. Facilitation of early return to work can reduce negative effects of prolonged time away from work.
KeywordsChronic pain rehabilitation Biopsychosocial model Return to work Work related injury Malingering Fear avoidance behaviors Secondary gain Recovery plan
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