A new program from MedRisk, King of Prussia, Pa, combines physical rehabilitation with complementary treatment for psychosocial barriers to promote return to activities for workers’ compensation cases.

The program, titled Restore, addresses psychosocial barriers in combination with physical rehabilitation to promote reintegration into life-role activities, increase quality of life for patients, and facilitates return to work, according to a media release from MedRisk.

The release also notes current research shows that psychosocial barriers to recovery account for more than three times the variance in the magnitude of disability.

“MedRisk has revolutionized how workers’ compensation payors think about physical medicine,” said Ruth Estrich, MedRisk chief strategy officer. “We’re excited to debut MedRisk Restore, the industry’s first integrated solution to delayed recovery — a significant problem in the workers’ comp industry. We’re proud to offer this forward-thinking solution to our customers.”

[Source: MedRisk]