Meet Today’s Top Practitioners and Tomorrow’s Top Scientists
Integrated Mechanical Care (IMC) offers evidence-based orthopedic care and related clinical solutions with unprecedented track records of improving the economic, clinical, and humanistic outcomes (ECHO) of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
The Company employs the healthcare industry’s most effective McKenzie® certified and diploma’d Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) practitioners—the only MDT practitioners in the world who are trained in outcomes-accountable™ musculoskeletal care—and healthcare’s most promising, prolific, up-and-coming field-based researchers.
(IMC’s technology-enabled data-collection tools and field-based research methods are far and away the best in the industry. And the Company has standing requests for case reports and manuscripts from the most progressive, transdisciplinary STM publishers and Big Data analysts in the industry.)
All were attracted to the Company’s (1) commitment to evidence-based care; (2) physiologically and psychosocially validated and outcomes-accountable™ musculoskeletal care strategy; and (3) award-winning, technology-enabled, quality systems. Nothing turns on an altruistic clinical superstar like the ability to get patients better, advance scientific understanding, and teach others how to replicate the process. And IMC’s clinicians are the most compassionate, best trained, and most effective advanced musculoskeletal care specialists in the business.
Change to Drive Change
A growing prevalence of MSDs, increasing cost pressures, and an era of evidence-based medicine (EBM) have resulted in tougher scrutiny of orthopedic interventions, forcing patients, providers, and payers to explore new self-care, diagnosis, and treatment strategies.
Peer-reviewed literature in scientific, technical, and medical (STM) journals, suggests long-accepted strategies for managing MSDs do not generate consistently favorable outcomes.
In fact—outside of IMC’s outcomes-accountable™ programs—orthopedic interventions correlate far more strongly with payment opportunities than with patient symptoms and needs. The orthopedic marketplace has become a political and economic battlefield, with physician training, scope-of-practice politics, and reimbursement objectives taking an unwarranted and dangerous role in defining community practice patterns.
Rely on the Evidence
Choice of treatment follows diagnosis, so starting with a proper clinical assessment is a critical first step in jumpstarting and sustaining favorable patient outcomes. When correct diagnoses are made, they lead to appropriate interventions. These, in turn, lead to better objective and patient-reported outcomes (e.g., economic measures, clinical metrics , health assessments, quality-of-life indicators, and satisfaction scores).
IMC’s outcome-accountable™ self-care, diagnostic, and treatment programs offer the best opportunity for patients to experience quick resolution of their musculoskeletal issues.
And these orthopedic solutions are the best way for employers to improve workforce continuity, productive capacity, and wellness-related morale—all while reducing the cost of group health, workers’ compensation, and disability benefits.