Frequently Asked Questions

Chronic Pain

How/why does physical activity help control chronic pain?
Isn’t pain just a response to a physical sensation?
Why do some injured workers experience chronic pain after the injury itself has healed?


Can PTSD be prevented?
Does everyone exposed to trauma develop PTSD?
How is PTSD best treated?
What is Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD)?
Why do only some people exposed to a traumatic event develop PTSD?

Work-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

What is W-CBT?
Does W-CBT used for chronic pain among injured workers incur a psych claim?
How can W-CBT help an injured worker on long-term opioid therapy?
How does W-CBT differ from traditional psychotherapy?
How does W-CBT help injured workers with chronic pain or trauma?
What is an example of a W-CBT technique?

Psychosocial Risk Factors

How can advanced technology be used to get injured workers with delayed recoveries back to work sooner?
How can W-CBT help an injured worker with psychosocial issues?
What is a good pharmaceutical alternative to opioids to treat chronic pain?
What is meant by ‘catastrophizing,’ ‘fear avoidance’ and ‘perceived injustice’?
Why are these important in workers’ compensation claims?