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Multidisciplinary rehab program shows benefits beyond the short term

Tom Wells-Quinn

A two-year study shows the continuing benefits of comprehensive rehab.

Take Home Messages: A multidisciplinary rehabilitation program can: Decrease sick leave; Improve quality of life; Increase the likelihood of return to work; and Decrease anxiety, depression and stress. These positive effects may last for two years. Men and women respond to chronic pain and rehabilitation programs differently. Rehabilitation programs should take this into consideration. Why the research matters: Musculoskelet...

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