On-Site Health Recipe: Blending Soft Tissue Wellness & Injury Prevention Efforts

On-Site Health Recipe: Blending Soft Tissue Wellness & Injury Prevention Efforts

The benefits and opportunities for OSH professionals to collaborate with Physical and Occupational Therapists working on-site to help create a healthier workforce will be shown. Preventing soft tissue injuries positively impacts both the employer and the employees, yet there are numerous barriers to overcome along the way. This session was presented at ASSE 2018.

Presenter Jeff Paddock, PT, MPT, MBA, CSCS, CES

Jeff Paddock serves as Director of OnSite Services for WorkWell Prevention & Care (WWPC) and is responsible for oversight of all onsite accounts, providers and operations nationwide. While serving as Clinical Director for a private practice in 2008, he first partnered with WWPC to provide onsite services at a local pulp and paper mill. He subsequently joined the WWPC team in 2015, and is a member of WWPC’s faculty, co-authoring and presenting continuing education courses for healthcare professionals seeking to provide employer-based wellness and treatment.

Mr. Paddock graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University, and subsequently earned an MBA from Florida State University as well as a Master of Physical Therapy degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Over the course of his career, Mr. Paddock has gained clinical physical therapy experience in several settings, and has treated patients with a multitude of orthopedic and neurological conditions. He has completed pre-work screens, functional capacity evaluations and job analyses for a variety of corporations and municipalities. Mr. Paddock has also consulted with Fortune 500 companies and other manufacturing employers across the country to develop customized onsite therapy and wellness programs for the reduction of musculoskeletal injuries.

Mr. Paddock is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Section as well as its Occupational Health Special Interest Group. He is also a member of the APTA Private Practice Section and was named as an APTA Emerging Leader Award recipient for service to the physical therapy profession.

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