Can You Sit Up Straight Reading This Entire Article?

We have a hunch you can’t.

Fact: 80% of New Year’s resolutions are ditched by February. Talk about a vast majority.

Fact: That same majority of Americans suffer from back pain.

Let’s kill two birds with one stone here. Bad posture is a common problem that can be resolved anytime of year.

Improved Posture: An Improved You


Poor posture pain and strain isn’t only about discomfort. As easy it is to slouch over a sweet bowl of late-night cereal or slumping to get a good view of a glowing Netflix screen, it is cause for organ dysfunction including poor digestion, joint issues such as arthritis, headaches, impaired breathing, and lack of oxygen flow to the brain. Without solid oxygen flow, the brain lacks energy responsible for cognitive thinking and reasoning, memory, and the ability to carry out daily tasks. An improved posture yields productivity, confidence, and power, eliciting a positive attitude and in



creased self-esteem.

We are meant to carry ourselves confidently and proudly. But let’s not forget: posture is how we carry ourselves against gravity. Bones and spine provide support, but poor posture means our all-natural support system is forced to rely on the help of ligaments and muscles, only to receive a knock-off version of good “backing”. This makeshift tag-team causes a greater exertion of energy, fatiguing the body. We sit, stand, drive, and sleep. Meanwhile, posture painfully drags us down literally. The only escape is to face the bully head on.

Start Small


Like a New Year’s Resolution, posture correction takes consistency and commitment.

Imagine you’re training for a race: you’ll exercise and build muscle overtime, not run a hundred miles on first-day training. Start small. In that long run, you’ll adapt!

Millions of Americans have desk jobs; however, we were never designed to sit for such long periods of time. Talk about 9-5 slouch-central. Correct posture will surely improve performance.

Here are improvements you can make from right where you’re sitting!

Sitting up straight? Check! Pull shoulders back and open your chest like you’re about to dive into a full-fledged vinyasa flow. Sit eye level to your monitor about one arm’s length away, resting your uncrossed legs at 90 degrees. Consider a footrest or invest in desk-friendly wrist rests. Say that 5 times fast! Now stretch. Embrace regular walking breaks and maybe a standing desk.

Additionally, adjust, lighten, (or ditch) backpacks, purses, and briefcases. Engage in daily activity and exercise.

Chins Up


Ever heard of texting neck? Staring at the beloved phone screen is the ultimate neck-strainer. Resort to the old fashioned way of calling somebody up to avoid that extra weight on your shoulders. Give it a go! No one’s got time for stiff-necked suckers. An improved posture is an improved you. Look taller, hide that beer belly, and feel back in your prime.

Well? Did you make it? Are you sitting up straight?

Good.

If not, that’s ok. Keep your chin up!

Literally.

The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.

 

REPETITIVE MOTION INJURIES and MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

REPETITIVE MOTION INJURIES and MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS


Marque can diagnose and treat RMI and MSD.  Repetitive motion injuries are caused by repetitive motions and stress/exertions over time. Musculoskeletal disorders affect muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood supply causing pain and disability.

The Marque Medical Urgent Care Healthy Work Environment Check-List:repetitive20motion20-202_3_15

  • High Task Repetition

  • Forceful Exertions

  • Repetitive/Sustained Awkward Postures

  • Heavy Lifting, Push, Pull Tasks


 

If you company has these symptoms, call for a complimentary consultation. Our Passion is your Company’s Wellness.

Do You Agree That a Company’s Most Valued Asset Is Its Employees? By Your Marque Team

Do You Agree That a Company's Most Valued Asset Is Its Employees? By Your Marque Team


If we believe this mantra, in order to assist our employers, especially high-risk material handlers and patient care providers who have exposure to injury, it only makes sense to utilize a Physical Abilities Testing program that offers the following:tips-on-moving-heavy-boxes

  • It’s based on the quantified physical demands of the job

  • It identifies the new hire applicant's ability to perform the physical demands that is legally defensible, non-discriminatory, compliant with EEOC, and ADA.

  • The test results are reported by an independent, unrelated, unbiased, experienced reference laboratory.


 

The human factors result is hiring the most capable new hires and safe placement. The Return-On-Investment result is a potential 47% reduction in work-related incidents and costs.

Let’s identify "home grown" tests and clinic testing that have not been validated, not in compliance, not defensible, no transfer of liability and protect our jobs and companies from potential litigations.

No one desires to see a co-worker injured and fall into the failed workers' compensation system.

No company regardless of size is exempt from discrimination exposure or providing a safe work environment inclusive of the hiring process.

Obtain a complimentary consultation to assess your new hire program and an introduction to Physical Abilities Testing. It costs nothing to become informed.

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The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.

 

 

 

Disaster Preparedness by Lynn Stanton, M.D.

Dr.-Stanton-224x300A disaster can strike at any time.  You may be at work, home, or in your car.  It's important to be prepared for an emergency:

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month!  For those of you who are wondering how to cope with disaster planning, there are reasonable solutions which do not require a PhD.  Here are a few basic suggestions that could help keep you and your family safe in case an event occurs.

In a non-catastrophic disaster, more than likely you will be able to stay in your own home.  The authorities can caution you about the dangers of staying, but they cannot force you to leave.  Once you leave, they cordon off the area so you cannot return.  To prepare yourself and family to hunker down, assume that all utilities such as water, power, phone lines, and wireless service will be turned off and be prepared accordingly.

disaster prepIn preparation, be sure to know all of your neighbors.  Be aware of who is able to help, who will likely need help, and who can be a runner and message carrier.  Store one gallon of water per person per day.  You may need water to flush toilets if they are still working.

Have canned or boxed food that does not require cooking available.  For instance, cereal, beans, tuna, and fruits, are all good to have on hand if a disaster strikes.  If a heat source is available (i.e. bbq or stove), then dry foods such as rice, pasta or potatoes are nutritious choices to have on hand.

Fire fuel such as wood, gasoline, and oil is important to have handy.  But make sure they are stored in safe places as to prevent a house fire.

Always have first-aid equipment available.  The American Red Cross has excellent resources on their website that can help you to assemble the necessary supplies.

When you can stay in your home, (even if damaged), it is likely that your neighbors will need help.  If you have extra water or food please share with others until help arrives.

The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.

 

 

 

 

 

Migraine Headaches by Dorcas M. Eaves, M.D., MSS

Dr. Eaves (403x544)Migraines can develop swiftly and be debilitating.  Unfortunately, work stress can often be a trigger.  Learn more about migraines from Dr. Eaves:

Patients complaining of headaches dates before 7,000 BC, and the earliest documented treatment was a medical procedure called Trepanation. The oldest trepanned skull was found at a Neolithic burial site in France, and is more than 7,000 years old. The procedure today is known as craniotomy and is still practiced for certain neurological conditions. This is probably the earliest form of neurosurgery and it was practiced by the Ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Romans, Greeks and the early Mesoamerican civilizations. The procedure is still performed today, for both medical and non-medical reasons. The procedure entailed using a 20 cm long stone chisel to enter the skull to relieve the pressure. The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, wrote specific instructions on how to perform this procedure for headache pain. Over the centuries, medicine evolved and the pathophysiology/etiology of headaches was better elucidated. Over time, this procedure fell out of favor for treating routine headaches in the medical community, and lead to innovative treatments to relieve headache pain.

Why is this important?

Migraine headaches are indicators of the following:

  1. A patient population at high risk for decades of medical needswoman-migraine-fb

  2. A potentially chronic disease associated with high disability

  3. 4th leading cause if disability in women worldwide

  4. 14 percent transform from acute or intermittent to chronic annually


 

Who sets the standard of what symptoms constitutes the compendium of migraine headaches?

Migraine Recognition by ICHD = International Classification of Headache Disorders

According to the ICHD, there are 2 main categories of Migraine headaches: Migraines without Aura and Migraines with Aura.

What is an Aura?

Medical definition of aura-

Aura: A sensation perceived by a patient that precedes a condition affecting the brain. An aura often occurs before a migraine or seizure. It may consist of flashing lights, a gleam of light, blurred vision, an odor, the feeling of a breeze, numbness, weakness, or difficulty in speaking. (Source: medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2395)

Let’s first define Migraine with Aura: According to ICHD the following requirements must be present:

Migraine with Aura -  at least 2 attacks with:

1.  At least 1 fully reversible symptom without motor findings (this excludes seizure disorders):

  • Visual + and/or

  • Sensory + and/or

  • Dysphasic speech


 

2.  At least 2 of the following:

  • At least 1 aura symptom develops gradually over > 5 min or different symptoms occur in

  • succession over 5 min

  • Each symptom lasts > 5 min and < 50 min

  • No organic disease


 

The ICHD defines Migraine Headache without Aura as the following:

At least 5 attacks with a minimum of at least 2 of the following:

  • Unilateral

  • Pulsating

  • Moderate to severe pain

  • Aggravated by or avoidance of routine physical activity


 

And at least 1 of the following:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting

  • Photo and phonophobia


 

These criteria are relatively straight forward and elicited as part of the medical history.

Many patients want to know or request radiology exams to determine if they have migraine headaches or something more onerous.  If indicated, what diagnostic test would be appropriate?

CT or MRI?

  1. MRI yields greater detail, but more false positives

  2. MRI for posterior fossa disease

  3. MRI + MRA for suspected aneurysm/other vascular lesions

  4. CT without contrast to rule out subarachnoid hemorrhage


 

Individual’s experiencing debilitating headaches for the first time should see their primary care physician for a full medical evaluation and, if indicated, diagnostic testing. If testing excludes any pathological brain findings, then definitive treatment can be implemented.

What are the treatment options for migraine headaches?

There are multiple options for the treatment of migraines:

  1. Osteopathetic or cervical spinal manual manipulation therapy

  2. Acupuncture

  3. Triptan (Sumatripan etc)

  4. Triptan + NSAIDs

  5. Acetaminophen/ASA/caffeine

  6. NSAIDs + caffeine

  7. Metoclopramide + Triptan or NSAID or ASA

  8. Tailor to coincident symptoms


 

The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.

 

 

The Keto Diet by Andrew Hannegan

AndrewWould you like to sharpen your focus at work and increase your productivity?  Consider trying the KETO diet:

Keto may just be another pop culture dieting buzzword to some who discount it as a viable method, but the interesting mechanics intrigued me to try it.  I was surprised to find it has been used in some form or another for nearly a century, it’s early medical applications date back to the 1920s.  Boasting weight loss as the primary allure, you also experience increased focus, energy, reduced appetite, clearer skin, and even lower insulin levels, managing blood glucose levels and improving cholesterol.  It is both effective for short-term dieting and it’s even sustainable for long durations, benefiting both the sedentary or highly active individual.  Keto has even been successful in managing, even reversing diabetes, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), as well as epilepsy.  These are some hefty claims, and keto is not without some pitfalls, so let’s discuss how it works.

ketonesThis strict, curious way of dieting consists primarily of starving the body of carbohydrates, then forcing the body to breakdown fats as the primary source of energy, called ketosis. This process happens naturally, usually when the body is completely starved of food, the liver will break down stored fat into ketones to use as an alternative to glucose as energy, most importantly for the brain, being the biggest abuser of glucose.  The goal is not to starve the body of all nutrients, just carbohydrates, with intermittent fasting at times.  Entering and maintaining this metabolic state can be touchy, so next we’ll cover the basic mechanics of macronutrients and achieving ketosis.

The essential macronutrients, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, all play vital parts in everyday nutrition, and any diet will revolve around these three.

  • Fats are an enemy of a bygone era where they garnered widespread disdain for their supposed direct influence of heart disease and other detriments to health. Currently, we have strayed from these old myths, realizing that fat individually is a caloric efficient ally.  Fats are broken down into fatty acids, stored as triglycerides and used to create ketones, the primary source of energy in keto.

  • Carbohydrates are the new-age dietary demons, saturating the Standard American Diet in an abundance of processed sugars. The problem lies in the excess carbs that are usually consumed, then stored as glycogen and fat.  Carbs are not all bad, as the glucose, they are used as fuel for the body and brain, but in keto we avoid these since we want the body to utilize fats into ketones.

  • Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids. In keto, protein intake is a tenuous ingredient, since about 46% is ketogenic and 54% non-ketogenic, being stored as fat and glycogen.  To help balance dietary needs in keto, we’ll next outline some benchmarks.


What do you eat in a low carb diet?  Similar to the popularized Atkins diet, keto uses a high fat low carb approach.  You cannot eat any refined carbs, starches, and most fruits, they are processed into glucose, which spikes blood sugar levels, production of insulin, and reduces usage of fats, instead, storing fat.

keto1Do Not Eat

  • Grains – wheat, corn, rice, cereal, etc.

  • Sugar – honey, agave, maple syrup, etc.

  • Fruit – apples, bananas, oranges, etc.

  • Tubers – potato, yams, etc.


Do Eat

  • Meats – fish, beef, lamb, poultry, eggs, etc.

  • Leafy Greens – spinach, kale, etc.

  • Above ground vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, etc.

  • High Fat Dairy – hard cheeses, high fat cream, butter, etc.

  • Nuts and seeds – macadamias, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.

  • Avocado and berries – raspberries, blackberries, and other low glycemic impact berries

  • Sweeteners – stevia, erythritol, monk fruit, and other low carb sweeteners

  • Other fats – coconut oil, high-fat salad dressing, saturated fats, etc.


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By avoiding the big offenders, staying under 20-30g of carbs a day only takes a modest effort to manage.  This strict, but somewhat arbitrary number, comes from a guideline of macros for a normal day in keto, to look something like this:

Fats are the main source of energy, and 70-75% of daily calories should come from fat.

Protein should be consumed along with fats, but in a moderate amount.

Carbs should consist of less than 10% of your daily calories.  When calculating these, we are actually counting net carbs, taking the total carbs minus dietary fiber and sugar alcohols.

Dietary goals can differ between individuals based on lifestyle, activity, and existing health conditions.  I would recommend utilizing the many great online resources if you are seriously considering any low carb diet, and consulting with a doctor if you are diabetic or have other metabolic disorders.

Initiating a ketogenic diet is possibly the biggest obstacle.  While keto is strict, adhering to the core principles will benefit most in an even short period of time, becoming easier to continue, and eventually habitual.  Religiously following these steps will really help kickstart the body into ketosis.keto2

  1. Restrict your carbohydrates - Most people tend to only focus only on net carbs. If you want great results, limit both. Try to stay below 20g net carbs and below 35g total carbs per day.

  2. Restrict your protein intake - Many people come over to keto from an Atkins diet and don’t limit their protein. Too much protein can lead to lower levels of ketosis. Ideally for weight loss, you want to eat between 0.6g and 0.8g protein per pound lean body mass.

  3. Stop worrying about fat - Fat is the primary source of energy on keto – so make sure you’re feeding your body enough of it. You do not lose weight on keto through starvation.

  4. Drink water - Try to drink a gallon of water a day. Make sure that you’re hydrating and staying consistent with the amount of water you drink. It not only helps regulate many vital bodily functions, but it also helps control hunger levels.

  5. Stop snacking - Weight loss tends to do better when you have fewer insulin spikes during the day. Unnecessary snacking may lead to stalls or slow in weight loss.

  6. Start fasting - Fasting can be a great tool to boost ketone levels consistently throughout the day. There are many different ways to go about it.

  7. Add in exercise - It’s a known fact that exercise is healthy. If you want to get the most out of your ketogenic diet, consider adding in 20-30 minutes of exercise a day. Even just a small walk can help regulate weight loss and blood sugar levels.

  8. Start supplementing - Although not usually needed, supplementing can help with a ketogenic diet.


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keto 4You’ll know you are entering ketosis from a few trademark signs, and sometimes a person may experience a flu-like period for a few days (more on this below).  Most of the symptoms are beneficial, but initially making the transition, these are a few issues to look out for:

  • Increased Urination - Keto is a natural diuretic, so you have to go to the bathroom more. Acetoacetate, a ketone body, is also excreted in urination and can lead to increased bathroom visits for beginners.

  • Dry Mouth - The increased urination leads to dry mouth and increased thirst. Make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water and replenishing your electrolytes (salt, potassium, magnesium).

  • Bad Breath - Acetone is a ketone body that partially excretes in our breath. It can smell sharp like overripe fruit, similar to nail polish remover. It’s usually temporary and goes away long term.

  • Reduced Hunger & Increased Energy - Usually, after you get past the “keto flu,” you’ll experience a much lower hunger level and a “clear” or energized mental state.


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The aforementioned Keto Flu is not an actual sickness, but the symptoms are very similar to the flu, minus the fever, and usually much milder than the crippling comparison.  I went through it, acknowledging a tangible transformation.  These ailments are almost entirely caused by lack of electrolytes, dehydration, and from urinating much more frequently, lasting only a few days or less.  The fix is simple, adding more electrolytes, or salt, to your diet, and not starving yourself.  The main nutrients lost when frequently urinating are magnesium, potassium, and sodium, which can be replenished by salting foods, a cup of chicken broth or bullion, and lots of fluids.

Once over the hump, the benefits begin to trickle in, even within the first week.  My one month of dedicated keto was far from flawless, but was rewarded with weight loss, increased sustained energy, better sleep, better eating habits, and my skin even cleared up.  If you consider trying a keto diet, or even a modified low carb diet, research online some recipes and other specific information.  There are many great resources regardless of if keto is your goal.  I encourage you to take a chance and try it out!

Resources:

https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto

https://www.ruled.me/guide-keto-diet/

https://www.Msfoodasmedicine.com

The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.

 

Reducing Stress in the Workplace: How to Trigger Our Innate Healing Process

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Our lives move at a rapid pace, and each and every one of us has demands on our time and energy on a daily basis—especially in the workplace.  Regardless of our occupation, stress and pressure that we experience on the job can have damaging effects on our health.  According to a study reported by the American Institute of Stress in collaboration with The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), conceptual and practical issues relating to worksite stress management should be taken very seriously by employers.  The following statistics from the stress.org website provide an overview of stress-related occupational health problems:

Occupational pressures are believed responsible for:
•30% of workers suffering from back pain;
•28% complaining of “stress”
•20% feeling fatigued
•13% with headaches

Job stress is costly. Job stress carries a price tag for U.S. industry estimated at over $300 billion annually as a result of:
•Accidents
•Absenteeism
•Employee turnover
•Diminished productivity
•Direct medical, legal, and insurance costs
•Workers’ compensation awards as well as tort and FELA judgments

So as employers, and as an employee yourself, what can you do to decrease stress in your workplace?  In evaluating stress, we can attempt to analyze our responsibilities and make changes that alter both our tasks and our mental attitude towards those tasks.  For example, being organized, multi-tasking and be willing to embrace change can decrease our levels of anxiety.  However, in some professions the task cannot be changed.  In those circumstances, escaping our tasks a few times a day can be a quick-fix remedy.

Scheduling a regular lunchbreak, while combining a gentle walk or yoga with a healthy lunchbox snack, is a terrific way to re-fuel mid-day.  Taking a few minutes in the late afternoon to listen to calming music and enjoying a short meditation immediately decreases blood-pressure.

Is your desk or work environment physically uncomfortable?  Consider having an ergonomic work place evaluation of your office.  If you suffer from back pain, a popular alternative is a stand-up desk assembly, as well as office chairs thheadacheat offer optimal support and functionality, allowing you to alternate your body position throughout the day.

Another simple way to obtain a few precious moments of peace and tranquility in the workplace is the use of aromatherapy.

Reflect back on a happy memory in your life-  a day on the beach, cookies baking in the oven, an embrace from someone you love.  Do those memories have a certain smell that you associate with that unique moment?  Probably.  As human beings, smell is indelible, permanently marked on our memory.  A musty book might remind us of a day wandering in an antique market; the scent of a lily garners a moment picking flowers for a special celebration; salt water stirs emotions of a first day learning to surf.

Recalling these moments, we know that smell has the power to trigger specific memories and responses—but can it possibly change our moods, perhaps even improve our health?

Aromatherapy, otherwise known as essential oil therapy, is “the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.  It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process” (NAHA).

Interestingly, oilaromatherapy has deep cultural and historical roots that can be traced as far back as 2,500 years in Egypt, China and India, burning incense and plants, for medicinal health and spiritual cleansing.

In France in 1937, the perfumer and chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, promoted the use of essential oils for physiological ailments in European culture, and the benefits became a trend that eventually emerged in American homeopathic medicine.

Now, in Southern California, a luxurious visit for a massage usually involves a pleasant, popular essential oil such as lavender, eucalyptus, or peppermint.  These oils calm the senses and elicit powerful emotional responses.

Therefore, to alleviate stress and anxiety in the workplace, use essential oils in either a roll-on form for your wrists or neck, or pre-mixed and diffused spray to refresh and rejuvenate your spirit throughout your day.  Keep these products nearby in your car or desk so that when you feel the tension rising, you can breathe, spray and relax.  Sharing oils with co-workers also promotes a sense of mutual well-being and compassionate leadership.

Essential oils are available at your local health food store, and samples are plentiful so you can experiment and explore as to which scent is best for you.

Enjoy in good health!

-Dr. Ann Marie Byrd is a Regional Account Manager for Marque Medical

https://www.naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/about-aromatherapy/what-is-aromatherapy/

https://www.alliance-aromatherapists.org/aromatherapy/brief-history-of-aromatherapy/

http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/tc/aromatherapy-essential-oils-therapy-topic-overview

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The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.

 

How Do You Know If the New Hire Can Perform the Physical Demands of the Job? It’s All About the Hiring Process! By Your Marque Team

muc web useA properly constructed new hire process can reduce the incidence of work-related incidents and costs if your company has a history of costly claims in high-risk material handling jobs.

We have identified legally defensible methodology to reduce work-related incidents and it starts with the hiring process. Every company has claims that could have been avoided by having a proper hiring process and/or safe placement. In addition, many claims will come to resolution with the following:

  • Quantified measurements of the job specific demands

  • New hire pre-injury status performance benchmarks

  • Job specific rehab protocols replicating the test battery for return-to-worknewhire

  • Permanent and stationary status

  • Quantification of pre-injury status benchmarks that may reduce disability ratings


 

PATAs a resource to your human resources new hire process, we will introduce our Physical Abilities Testing to assist in reducing work-related incidents as a prevention measure that is legally defensible.

Let’s identify “home grown” tests and industrial clinic testing that have not been validated, not in compliance, not defensible, no transfer of liability and protect our jobs and companies from potential litigation.

No one desires to see a co-worker injured and fall into the failed workers’ compensation system and opioid epidemic.

No company regardless of size is exempt from discrimination exposure or providing a safe work environment inclusive of the hiring process.

Obtain a complimentary consultation through Marque Medical to assess your new hire process and employee conditional post-offer testing program.

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Everyone wins- our passion is your wellness!

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The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.

 

 

 

 

Do you Believe “A Company’s Most Valued Asset is its Employees”?! By Your Marque Team

muc web useIf we believe and practice this mantra, in order to assist our employer clients, especially high-risk material handlers, patient care providers including EMS exposure to injury or illness, it only makes sense that Physical Abilities Testing based on quantified physical demands of the job which identifies the new hire applicant's ability to perform the physical demands, and benchmarks the pre-injury status that is legally defensible, non-discriminatory, and compliant with EEOC, ADAAA. Pass/Fail test results are reported by an independent, unrelated, unbiased, seasoned reference laboratory transferring the hiring legal liability.

The human factors result is hiring the most capable new hires, and safe placement and identification of areas of health improvement for everyone's safety. The ROI result is potential 41 percent reduction in work-related incidents and costs.

Let’s identify "home grown" tests and industrial clinic testing that have not been validated, not in compliance, not defensible, no transfer of liability and protect our jobs and companies from potential litigation.

injuredWorker2No one desires to see a co-worker injured and fall into the failed workers' compensation system.

No company regardless of size is exempt from discrimination exposure or providing a safe work environment inclusive of the hiring process.

Obtain a complimentary consultation through Marque Medical to assess your new hire process and employee conditional post-offer testing program.

Medical Transportation-Warehouse/Distribution Centers-Manufacturing-Healthcare-Grocery-Bottling

info@marquemedical.com