CARE PLAN 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.

APPROPRIATE CARE: A 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 period.

TOTAL: 2-6 visits over 1-2 weeks.

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As indicated for the condition

Should resolve to expected levels quickly

 

 

 

 

 

 



ATTENUATING FACTORS: The degree of involvement of the tissue and the frequency of exacerbation will impact the recovery.


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