Mary O’Donoghue, chief clinical and product officer for MedRisk, will moderate a session on diagnosing and treating rotator cuff issues during the California Workers Compensation Risk Conference (CWC Risk).

CWC Risk will take place at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif, from September 5 to 7.

The session, titled “When Good Shoulders Go Bad: A Step-by-Step Guide to Better Outcomes,” will start at 10:35 am on September 6.

Kathryn Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM, professor, University of Colorado Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and Angela DeBortoli, program manager of Workers’ Compensation at the University of California, will present the session. Discussion points include symptoms, surgical indications, recent research, and guidelines for evidence-based treatment.

“Many physicians and researchers now believe that conservative care, including exercise, should be the first approach,” O’Donoghue says in a media release from King of Prussia, Pa-headquartered MedRisk.

“One study by Kuhn showed that 6 weeks after first participating in an exercise-based physical therapy program, fewer than 10 percent of patients with atraumatic rotator cuff injuries required surgery,” she adds.

[Source(s): MedRisk, Business Wire]