Aug. 1: New WSIB Programs for MSI Injuries


The WSIB introduced a new Program of Care for certain musculoskeletal injuries. The MSK POC describes treatment interventions that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of MSIs and emphasizes task-specific and worker-specific rehabilitation. After Aug. 1, 2014, three Programs of Care will address MSIs:

  • Workers with low back pain will be treated in the Low Back POC
  • Workers with a shoulder injury will be treated in the Shoulder POC
  • Workers with other MSIs will be treated in the MSK POC.