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The Role of Exercise in Treating Chronic Back Pain

Paradigm − January 5, 2016 − filed under Chronic Pain

NFL athletes are no strangers to recovering from back injuries. The New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski and Willie McGinest are just two of the many players who have had to come back from herniated disks in recent years. The one secret they can teach regular workers about treating their own back pain? Exercise. “My doctor… Learn More

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Paradigm Explains: Glasgow Coma Scale

Paradigm − December 29, 2015 − filed under Acquired Brain Injury

Before 1974, there was no consistent way to clinically assess the levels of impaired consciousness or responsiveness in comatose patients. This lead to misunderstandings when different cases were compared and results shared among doctors. That’s when Neurosurgery Professors Graham Teasdale and Bryan Jennet of the University of Glasgow devised the Glasgow Coma Scale as a… Learn More

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Gamification of Therapy

Paradigm − December 22, 2015 − filed under Complex Case Management

When it comes to treating injured workers, there are many types of psychological therapy, and one of the latest developments is the gamification of therapy. This approach uses video games as therapeutic tools to help injured workers recover from conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, depression and PTSD. Sure, we’ve all heard that “video games… Learn More

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Coping with a Catastrophic Injury During the Holidays

Paradigm − December 15, 2015 − filed under Acquired Brain Injury

The holiday season is a true feast for the senses. There’s so much to see and do: big family gatherings, wonderful meals and desserts, colorful lights and decorations, plus all the parties and special events. It’s a time of hope and joy and rejuvenation. And yes, it can be a little stressful for everyone, but… Learn More

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5 Tips for Selecting a Prosthetist

Paradigm − December 8, 2015 − filed under Amputation

For an injured worker, finding the right healthcare providers is essential to a successful recovery – whether it’s a general practitioner or a specialist, such as a prosthetist. Choosing the right prosthetist can affect the recovery time and ability of an injured worker, which is why it’s important to find one that will fit the… Learn More

Multidisciplinary Care of Upper Limb Amputations

Paradigm − December 1, 2015 − filed under Amputation

Upper extremity amputations can challenge even experienced claims managers. Recognizing the classification levels, functional potential, and complications can be overwhelming. During a recent Paradigm webinar, Multidisciplinary Care of Amputations: Upper Limb Focus, the first in a two part series, a physician specializing in amputations and multiple trauma cases provided guidance to successfully identify and care… Learn More

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Diffuse Axonal Injury: Explanation, Causes and Treatment

Paradigm − November 24, 2015 − filed under Acquired Brain Injury

A diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that results from shearing mechanism on the brain cells where brain tissue slides over each other from rapid deceleration/acceleration effects. This is quite different from the traditional blow-to-the-head injury which tends to be associated with more focal brain contusions. With diffuse axonal… Learn More

Concussions and Long Term Impacts

Deborah Benson, PhD − November 17, 2015 − filed under Acquired Brain Injury

A seemingly benign event can lead to a long term problem. Though considered a “mild,” traumatic brain injury, a concussion may in fact have a significant impact, if not identified early and effectively managed. The Center for Disease Control estimates that out of 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) sustained each year in U.S., the… Learn More

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National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo 2015 Preview

Paradigm − November 10, 2015 − filed under Events

Paradigm Outcomes will be an informative presence at the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from November 11 to 13. Paradigm’s Senior Medical Director, Steven Moskowitz, MD, and Fernando Branco, MD, from Midwest Employers Casualty Co., will present key insights on functional restoration. In… Learn More

Kids’ Chance of America Awareness Week

Paradigm − November 3, 2015 − filed under Kids' Chance of America

Kids’ Chance of America is Paradigm Outcomes’ philanthropic partner and together we’re celebrating the first ever Awareness Week. Since the first Kids’ Chance organization began in 1988, the program has awarded 5,479 scholarships totaling nearly $14 million to children whose parents were seriously injured or killed in work-related accidents. How to Support Kids’ Chance of… Learn More