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Trigger finger is a condition where the thumb or fingers lock when they are bent. Workers who perform repetitive activities are prone to developing trigger finger. In this month’s article, learn the causes, treatments and prevention of trigger finger. October 2018 Trigger Finger
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Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems encountered in the work environment.  Whether lifting a heavy box, cleaning windows, pushing a lawn mower, or scratching your back, our shoulders are used continually throughout the day to carry out numerous low and high demand tasks. Being aware of prevalent shoulder impairments allows employers to […]
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In this edition of “Meet Our Team”, we get to know Jill Chapman, DC, at WorkPartners. As the Chiropractor, Jill cares for WorkPartners patients with musculoskeletal injuries to help restore functionality, improve posture and increase spinal awareness in everyday job tasks by using spinal adjustments, manipulation, and myofascial release techniques.  Jill is a key member of our growing […]
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In this edition of “Meet Our Team”, we get to know Leanne Lundgren, DPT, Director of Therapy at WorkPartners.  We are very proud to announce that Dr. Lundgren has achieved the distinction of becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Fewer than 10% of physical therapists gain Board certification, which […]
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Our knees are complex and support the majority of our body weight. Work-related knee injuries are common and often result in significant loss of productivity and health care expenditures. Please email us with any questions you have on this month’s topic. July 2018 Work-Related Knee Injuries
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Laceration wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues, including cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin.  They are  a common injury to get in a workplace. and can result from slips, trips or falls, low overhangs, tools used on the job, exposed sharp surfaces, along with many other causes. This month’s article provides […]
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It has been estimated by the CDC that around 5.6 million workers in the health care industry and related occupations are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. While healthcare workers may possess the higher risk of exposure, there are also various other occupations which place individuals at risk, such as a police officer […]
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A weekend of binge watching a Netflix series plus an all week desk job may not seem physically taxing, but research shows prolonged sitting causes musculoskeletal pain plus an increased incidence of diabetes, increased blood pressure and heart disease. Research has shown that a sitting posture burns fewer calories which may also lead to weight […]
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On Thursday, May 10th you are invited to join an influential audience of 200+ Human Resource Professionals, Risk Managers, Safety Managers and Workers’ Compensation professionals representing employers of San Diego County at Elevate 2018: A Workers’ Compensation & Leadership Conference, presented by Tri-City Medical Center.  Elevate 2018 will be held at the beautiful Sheraton Carlsbad […]
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The eyes are the windows to the soul” is a common saying, but when an eye has sustained a corneal abrasion, the soul feels anything but peaceful. The cornea is the clear layer of tissue that is visible overlying the iris and pupil and meets the sclera, or the white of the eye, just outside […]
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