Dr. Bruga speaks at the Florida Workers' Compensation Conference (WCI)

Physical Therapy Breakout 1:00 – 4:15 pm 8/22/16

Grand Ballrooms 11 & 12 

Convention Level

2:15 – 3:15 pm    

Are Self-Report Measures Valid for Determination of Function and Work Capacity?


Darrell Bruga


LifeTEAM Health

Encinitas, CA

Significant emphasis has been placed on evidence-based medicine (EBM) for interventions implemented for treatment guidelines. The development and effective use of patient reported outcomes (PROs) is an important aspect of clinical care. PROs are an important component of these quality-based initiatives utilized by government agencies such as the NIH and CMS/Medicare, along with private payers and health care providers. Precise and practical outcome measures improve healthcare delivery by helping to guide and support treatment, as well as documenting clinical outcomes. At present, the use of PROs has been mandated by Medicare when providing rehabilitation services. Programs/requirements are emerging yearly that advocate the routine use of PROs as part of an EBM treatment plan.

LifeTEAM at the National Workers' Compensation Conference: The Elephant in the Room

If you were not able to attend the session, here is a link to an article on our session published in Risk and Insurance Magazine. We were highlighted as The Best of the Week.

2015 NWCDC

The Elephant in the Room

A progressive goal attainment program can help injured workers overcome psychosocial risk factors.

By: Dan Reynolds | November 13, 2015 • 2 min read


Dr. Bruga selected to present at the 2015 National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

Mitigating Psychosocial Risk Factors with a Biopsychosocial Game Plan

Darrell Bruga, Founder and CEO, LifeTEAM Health

John T. Harbaugh, MD, occupational medicine physician director, Southern California Permanente Medical Group 


Distinguish psychosocial risk factors common in delayed-recovery cases

Interpret the language used by injured workers exhibiting psychosocial-risk factors

Discuss the limitations of traditional treatment models

Give examples of how biopsychosocial rehabilitation programs prevent prolonged disability and improve return to work

Please join us for the session. Date and time TBD.