CARE PLAN 7: EXPOSURE TO REPETITIVE TRAUMA DURING CARE
Care Plan 7:
Exposure to Repetitive Trauma During Care
This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C. Send all comments or additions to:Frankp@chiro.org
ETIOLOGY: This is a
complicating factor that warrants special attention due to it's
prevalence in occupational rehabilitation. Most injuries occur
within typical movement ranges required within the course of
completing normal job tasks. Early return to the same
activities is essential for conditioning and healing, but may
contribute to flare-ups. The distinction is made between
flare-ups and substantial reinjury, which may require significant
modification of the treatment plan.
temporary increase in treatment frequency of 2-5 visits is
reasonable and beneficial.
EXPECTED FREQUENCY AND DURATION
OF CARE: 2 to 3 additional sessions over a 1-2 week
TOTAL: 2-6 visits over 1-2 weeks.
As indicated for the condition
Should resolve to expected levels quickly
The degree of involvement of the tissue and the frequency of exacerbation will impact the recovery.