Tag: <span>recovery</span>

The Vacation

Vacation Imposed by Injury Vacation mindset:  The path toward establishing a new habit is to repeat a behavior regularly until that behavior becomes part of a routine. This is how people develop skills, and how they can break bad habits. Anything done often enough soon becomes routine even a vacation. We have a longstanding concept …

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Default Decisions

Decisions “A child may say that s/he does not like to read, does not like science or math, and that playing ball is boring. The reality may be that the child has difficulty learning language arts, cannot concentrate sufficiently to perform numerical calculations and/or lacks the coordination for sports. S/he has learned to denigrate and …

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The Older Injured Worker

In the past, our older injured workers would more often than not seek retirement rather than attempt to return to work after injury. The older worker today does seem to have a clear plan in mind. They say that they wish to work, but do not mobilize to do so, and simply languish. If they …

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The Exceptional Patient

Atypical Patient Needs Some would argue that the patient who wants to return to work is the exception. However, the true exception is the highly educated, managerial-executive patient who is unprepared for the nature of the workers-compensation system. Such individuals are not familiar with a health care system in which they have so little input, …

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Recovery

The Process For many patients, the question can be stated: “If I cannot get a whole lot better…and I really do not know what to do with my life…what possible advantage is there in seeing or presenting myself as maximally medically improved.” And for some of these patients, they may be quite correct. After all, with the …

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Assault and Psychological Examination

For many injured workers, the workers_ compensation system is a morass of confusing requirements and restrictions. Some truly …
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Cruel But Not Unusual

In my practice, I see closure (MMI release) that, to the patient, seems to be needlessly postponed. Equally as often, my …
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Pills or Psychotherapy

Pills: Is it cheaper to just medicate a patient rather than pay for even short term psychotherapy? Is not the prevailing …
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