The Clinical Pathways Project is designed to provide physicians and allied health professionals with evidence-based tools to improve clinical practices and therapeutic outcomes.
While the large majority of patients with work-related injury do as well as their non-work-related counterparts, there exists a group of patients that appear resistant to traditional care resulting in frustration for both the caregiver and the care recipient.
At the same time, there is a growing body of research demonstrating the negative effects of risk factors such as smoking, obesity, depression and compromised employer-employee relationships.
The Clinical Pathways, which have been circulated and reviewed by specialists from across the country, include treatment recommendations in the presence of "Risk Factors."
The Clinical Pathways are an educational tool developed to encourage evidence-based practice and the utilization of the least invasive, safest therapeutic treatment first. They are also designed to encourage locus of control and responsibility with the patient. They are not intended to replace sound clinical judgment.
Currently available Clinical Pathways
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Timeline
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Disability Risk Predictors
Transplantation for Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Defects