Employee had an extensive past medical history of neck, shoulder & back pain; seemingly due to complications from injuries sustained in a fire.
This particular employee had been a frequent participant in STD/FMLA and workers compensation claims, opening approximately 8 claims during the past 5 years. The employee had been seen by multiple orthopedic physicians and subjected to numerous diagnostics and injections. The employee received multiple diagnoses with no resolution of symptoms.
Since participating in the ESI program, the employee has found relief from her symptoms and has not missed a day of work in over one year. Employee is currently in a maintenance program.
Employee had an extensive past medical history of neck, shoulder, triceps, low back and lower extremity problems.
This particular employee had been a frequent participant in STD/FMLA and workers compensation claims, opening approximately 15 claims during the past 10 years. This employee was labeled a “frequent flier.” She had been treating with numerous physicians with no real diagnosis or resolution of symptoms.
Since participating in the ESI program, the employee has been pain-free and regularly works overtime. The employee has not missed a day of work, due to painful physical symptoms. Employee is currently in a maintenance program.
Employee had a workers compensation claim for her shoulders, that had been open and active for over 18 months
The employee had numerous work restrictions that did not allow her to perform her full-duty job. She had been seen by multiple Occupational Health and orthopedic physicians, and prescribed 12 rounds of physical therapy. No resolution of physical symptoms.
Since participating in the ESI program, the employee has been pain-free and no longer has any work restrictions. Workers compensation claim was closed in July. The employee has not missed a day of work due to shoulder symptoms. Employee is currently in a maintenance program.
Employee has had a long history of low back pain. He slipped and fell on a wet floor, causing his back symptoms to dramatically spike.
A workers compensation claim was established and chiropractic treatment began. For the first time, his chiropractor was unable to resolve his low back pain. As you are aware, even though the employee had an extensive past medical history of low back pain, the last injury is the one held responsible, financially.
Since participating in the ESI program, the employee has been steadily progressing and the symptoms associated with the fall, have been resolving. He informed the WC case manager that his file should be closed, as no further medical treatment is needed. Employee is currently still being treated and I would anticipate he would continue to be in the maintenance program.
Employee has an extensive past medical history of low back, hip and lower extremity symptoms, due to his former participation in BMX racing and skateboarding.
This employee was also involved in a serious car accident that also contributed to his low back issues. This employee was a regular participant in STD/FMLA missing 3-6 weeks of work per year, for the past 6 years. This young, physically fit employee often walked with a cane because of his pain and weakness in his lower back and lower extremities.
Since participating in the ESI program, the employee has not experienced the normal symptoms that rendered him disabled at times. He has not missed a day of work or filed a STD/FMLA claim in over one year. He no longer uses his cane while ambulating. Employee is currently being seen on an as-needed basis, which is generally only one time per month.
Employee had been experiencing severe headaches and bilateral shoulder issues for approximately 2 years.
The employee spends a great deal of time on the computer and on conference calls. The employee also travels to Norcross, Georgia 1-2 times per month and several trade shows throughout the year. Though the employee never missed work, he often complained that the pain caused a lack of productivity and lessened his level of concentration/critical thinking.
Since participating in the ESI program, the employee has made remarkable progress and no longer gets severe headaches. He is aware of the warning signals that cause these headaches and regularly performs his stretching exercises. We have also performed an ergonomic workstation evaluation, which led to several changes (computer reconfiguration and new chair with cervical/lumbar supports). The employee is currently in a maintenance program and seen 1-2 times per month.
A general observation was noted during the ESI pilot program.
Numerous employees were being seen with lower leg and foot symptoms. It was determined that many of the employees were not wearing the proper sneakers. Foot evaluations were performed on these individuals to identify the proper shoe for their particular foot type. OFS decided to hold a yearly Foot Assessment and Shoe Clinic, so employees could be properly fitted with high quality shoes.
Since we have run the Foot Assessment and Shoe Clinic, the overall number of foot issues has significantly decreased.