Lunch & Learn Topic Overview
It is no mystery that there are significant costs and loss time associated with soft tissue injuries in the workplace. With little standardization and consistency of healthcare delivery, the outcomes are varied from one provider to the next. The solution is the development of an integrated approach that manages and reduces risk throughout the continuum of care —“from hiring to retiring”. With an ever-increasing aging workforce less conditioned than ever before combined with a constant threat to the employer of “pre-existing” conditions, hiring and retaining qualified and physically “able” workers is one of the greatest challenges employers face today. Preparation can be the best reducer of musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace.
Speaker: Erik Diaz, DPT, PT
Erik Diaz graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor degree in Health Sciences in 2012 and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2015. Since graduation, Erik Diaz has worked in outpatient physical therapy with focus on orthopedic rehabilitation. Post-graduate training has focused on biomechanical analysis of athletes, manual therapy and industrial rehabilitation. Erik Diaz believes there are many parallels in athlete and industrial patient populations and believes strongly in an approach focusing on movement analysis and individualized rehabilitation programs geared specifically to the demands of life and work.