Evolution of an on-site industrial physical therapy program.

@article{Hochanadel1993EvolutionOA,
  title={Evolution of an on-site industrial physical therapy program.},
  author={C D Hochanadel and Dayle Conrad},
  journal={Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association},
  year={1993},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={1011-6}
}
This article describes the growth and cost benefits of an on-site industrial physical therapy program. The program was initiated in 1982 at one of five plants managed by a major corporation to help reduce the costs of musculoskeletal injury. A significant reduction in the occupational absence rate was noted at the plant with the physical therapy program. Now in its tenth year, the program has produced calculated savings of $8.3 million, a benefit-to-cost ratio of greater than 9 to 1. The… CONTINUE READING

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