Occupational Health & Returning to Work

Murfreesboro Sports Medicine,
Rehab & Injury Prevention

Occupational Health & Returning to Work

Empowering Your Workforce for Seamless Transitions

Did you know that according to OSHA

  • 40% of total injuries and illnesses are strains and sprains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries are the most common
  • Median lost time for specific disorders include carpal tunnel (27 days); tendonitis (14 days), musculoskeletal disorders (11 days); and soreness and back pain (8 days)
  • Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the US account for more than 600,000 injuries (34% of lost work days)
  • Employees spend as much as $20 billion a year on musculoskeletal work-related injuries

Additionally, the average claim for a strain/sprain is $17,000. Direct costs (worker’s compensation and other medical expenses) from musculoskeletal injuries nationwide are between $45 and $54 billion. Indirect costs are higher than the direct costs and include such things as lost productivity, employee training, damaged goods, low employee morale, increased absenteeism, and negative company relations.

At Health-Wise Sports Medicine, we recognize that a swift and smooth return to work following an injury is essential for both employee well-being and business continuity. Our specialized “Returning to Work Solutions” and Occupational Health programs are designed to assist HR departments and corporate teams in Murfreesboro, TN, in facilitating the successful reintegration of employees, restoring their function, and boosting their confidence.

Why Choose Health-Wise Sports Medicine for Returning to Work Solutions:

  1. Expert Occupational Health Expertise:
    Our team, led by Dr. Stephanie Wise, brings a wealth of knowledge in occupational health and sports medicine. We are adept at understanding the unique challenges that workplaces can present and are well-equipped to address them with comprehensive solutions.
  2. Tailored Corporate Rehabilitation Plans:
    We collaborate with HR professionals and management to create customized rehabilitation plans that align with an employee’s job requirements and the demands of their role. Our tailored approach ensures that employees are equipped to excel in their specific work environments.
  3. Focused Functional Training:
    Our “Returning to Work Solutions” program emphasizes functional training that replicates real workplace activities. By focusing on strengthening the areas essential for job performance, we help employees regain their physical capabilities and ensure a seamless transition back to their roles.
  4. Timely and Effective Care:
    We understand the importance of minimizing downtime. Our team is dedicated to providing timely evaluations, treatment, and rehabilitation, enabling employees to return to work with improved function, reduced discomfort, and enhanced confidence.
  5. Injury Prevention Education:
    Beyond rehabilitation, our program offers valuable injury prevention education to employees. By educating them on proper ergonomics, body mechanics, and proactive wellness practices, we empower your workforce to mitigate future workplace injuries.

We Are Here To Benefit Your Business or Organization:

  • Decrease in OSHA recordables
  • Decrease in lost time
  • Decrease worker’s compensation costs and amount of claims filed
  • Improve the safety of your workforce
  • Improve employee satisfaction and productivity
  • Decrease employee absenteeism
  • Improve and address ergonomic risks that lead to injury

Examples Of Our Services Can Include:

  • Early Symptom Intervention
    HWSM will see employees when onsite to perform MSK assessments of discomfort and help determine the route cause. HWSM will provide first-aid treatment including, but not limited to, massage, soft tissue mobilization, supportive taping, kinesiotaping, compression wraps, percussion therapy, and stretching. Employees will receive guidance and recommendations of self-care measures to reduce discomfort as well as postural and ergonomic recommendations.
  • Restriction Management 
    HWSM can work with safety, HR, or the supervisor to help ensure accurate placement of the employee who is on restrictions due to injury.
  • Lunch and Learns, Workshops, and Presentations
    Deliver educational content to your employees to improve overall employee health, wellness, and safety. Topics can be tailored to your site, but can include topics such as ergonomics, stretching, injury prevention strategies, safety at work, common musculoskeletal injuries, heat safety, fitness, or nutrition.
  • Ergonomic Assessment
    Help identify ergonomic and postural risk factors that place employees at risk for injury. Ergonomic assessments are performed for job processes/tasks and find ways to reduce risk.
  • Work Demands Assessment
    Help understand the physical and environmental demands needed for each job process. Each process will be thoroughly reviewed assessing the job tasks as they align with the postures, movements, and materials handled (including weights).
  • Policies/Process Improvements
    Identify your pain points in your current processes for those with injuries, and discover which jobs have the higher injury rates and ways to improve. 

Other Services Can Include:

  • Educational Presentations surrounding topics of safety and injuries/illnesses within the workplace
  • Ergonomic assessment of workstations and the work environment
  • Work with safety on workstation modifications and recommendations
  • Early symptom intervention including injury prevention guidance and programming
  • Referral coordination and case management of injuries as necessary
  • Onsite evaluation and treatment for occupational injuries
  • Assist with Emergency Action Plan (EAP) development and annual updating
  • Assisting with wellness screenings and employment physicals

Workplace Conditions We Address:

Our “Returning to Work Solutions” program is designed to address a wide range of workplace-related injuries and musculoskeletal conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs)
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Ergonomic Concerns
  • Work-Related Back and Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • And more…

Partnering for Successful Reintegration:

At Health-Wise Sports Medicine, we recognize that a successful return to work after an injury is a collaborative effort. Our dedicated team is committed to partnering with HR professionals, management, and employees to ensure a seamless and productive transition back to the workplace.

Connect with Us for Returning to Work Solutions:

If your organization is seeking comprehensive solutions for a smooth and successful return to work process, Health-Wise Sports Medicine is here to support you. Contact us today to explore how our “Returning to Work Solutions” program can assist your HR department in restoring function and confidence among your employees.


Contact Health-Wise

495 N Walnut St,
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Monday 8:00 - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday by appt only
Sunday Closed


(615) 785-9725

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