Learn what primary treatment is, the importance of returning workers to work and what to do if a worker’s recovery doesn’t go as expected.
The WCB supports a functional restoration approach that promotes a return to normal activity, including work, in a safe manner. Passive care is discouraged. The goals are to:
The functional rehabilitation model of care is encouraged because it:
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Primary treatment is provided as soon as possible following an injury. Learn what the management plan a primary practitioner develops might include and what to do if a worker seeks treatment without knowing their condition is work related.Learn more
Return to work is a vital part of the recovery process. Learn what to include on a list of the worker’s restrictions, what the health care provider should do while caring for an injured worker and why return to work when medically safe is so important.Learn more
It can happen that workers injured on the job take longer than expected to recover from their injury. A care provider can ask for an assessment team review. Learn what assessment teams do, information they provide and reasons why a request might be made for an assessment team review.Learn more