TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - Bridges IRC is pleased to announce that it now offers the Bridges Model of Care program in Ontario.
In 2006, IRC, the parent company of Bridges IRC, introduced their
trademarked rehabilitation initiative, Managed Abilities Program (MAP)
in Saskatchewan. This solutions-focused approach to rehabilitation was
extremely successful for employers, insurance companies and
individuals. Working in consultation with leading scientist and
researcher Dr. David Cassidy of the University Health Network, the MAP
program has evolved into the Bridges Model of Care.
"The Bridges Model of Care program has been validated by Dr. David Cassidy," explains Garry
Derenoski, the President of IRC. "The Bridges Model of Care is a comprehensive program which allows for an extensive framework of
early intervention processes combined with education and a
solutions-focused approach to rehabilitation, which is proven to
expedite early transition for return to work or return to function," he
Bridges IRC offers evidence-based, innovative approaches that engages
and empowers individuals through knowledge. This innovative service
delivery model provides a measurable return on investment, increased
productivity and awareness with a quality protocol that ensures timely,
accurate, effective and objective results.
The Bridges Model of Care circumvents the over medicalization and over treatment for
non-complicated soft tissue injuries. Dr. Carol Cancelliere agrees with
this approach, stating "Bridges IRC offers evidence-based patient
management which is very important to me as both a clinician and a
The Bridges IRC team understands the challenges facing insurers and
employers. Our team of experts has been carefully selected and bring
years of experience, outstanding credentials and share in the
philosophy and research that formed the Bridges Model of Care. "As a research scientist, I am proud to be associated with Bridges IRC
due to their commitment to implement evidence-based approaches to
vocational rehabilitation," stated Dr. David Cassidy.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Bridges IRC uses only
evidenced-based approaches according to the Best Evidence Synthesis on Neck Pain: Findings from the Bone and Joint
Decade Task Force (2000-2010) on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders.
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For further information:
please visit www.bridgesirc.com.
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