How Field Control Therapy could change the way workers heal from injuries
For injured workers, Field Control Therapy (FCT) may be an innovative path to healing.
It’s a multidisciplinary system of alternative medicine that leverages quantum physics, immunology, toxicology, immuno-toxicology, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), endocrinology, homeopathy and other approaches to wellness. The goal of FTC is to identify and address the underlying causes of health issues by using energy medicine principles that allow the body to heal itself without risking dependence on medications and supplements. Practitioners of FCT believe that this approach can help address a wide range of health issues, including allergies, chronic pain and autoimmune disorders.
How is FCT administered?
At the beginning of the process, the patient receives muscle testing, also referred to as applied kinesiology. Muscle testing determines which toxins and infections are causing the patient’s systemic dysfunction and resulting symptoms. Next, the patient receives an FCT remedy that is intended to stimulate the body’s ability to detoxify itself and restore the health of the cells and organs.
FCT practitioners aim to identify and treat the underlying causes of illness or imbalance—rather than just treating the symptoms. The specific techniques used in FCT may vary depending on the individual needs and circumstances of each patient.
FCT patients are treated in cycles that usually range from 1 to 4 weeks. A practitioner conducts bio-resonance testing to detect the type and location of toxins present in the patient’s body.
Based on the results, the practitioner will introduce an electromagnetically-programmed remedy. The patient then goes home and takes the remedy for a prescribed amount of time to allow the practitioner to see how the body responds. At the end of the cycle, the patient returns for follow-up testing.
What are the potential benefits of FCT?
Although a complete course of FCT may take months to complete, the benefits are well worth the wait because FCT addresses disharmony in the body at its root cause.
The entire course of treatment seeks to heal and restore the body, starting with the area that has the greatest amount of illness and proceeding through each area that is subsequently affected. Therefore, by the end of the course, the patient may be able to address a lifetime of bodily ailments.
Is FCT covered under workers’ compensation?
Field control therapy is not yet approved for injured workers through workers’ comp. Nevertheless, approval of the therapy could fundamentally change the workers’ comp system.
Injured workers who receive the therapy may experience the following:
- Improved mobility
- A reduction in pain
- Faster recovery from injuries
Employers would also benefit by having injured workers return to the job faster than they might otherwise through traditional means.
Workers who use FCT would receive more customized treatments that uniquely address the effect their workplace injury has had on their bodies. By using a more targeted treatment, injured workers may avoid side effects caused by prescription drugs. They may also experience relief sooner than they would have through other treatment methodologies that are less customized and are more likely to operate on a system of trial and error.
Limitations and risks of FCT
Because FCT takes place in several rounds, this approach to treatment may require some degree of patience. Results may not be as immediate as taking a prescription drug to stop pain or block the symptoms of an injury or illness. Nevertheless, the end result may be the complete healing of the underlying condition, which is not always achieved through prescription drugs.
Injured workers who have pre-existing conditions or who have built up large quantities of toxins over time are likely to require treatment for physiological disharmonies that existed prior to their work-related injury. Unfortunately, employers and their insurance companies may be less inclined to cover treatment for conditions that are not directly related to the workplace injury, even if addressing the other disharmonies in the body would promote healing of the most recent injury.
It’s also important to note that FCT may not be the appropriate treatment approach for every work-related injury. For example, broken bones caused by slip-and-fall accidents may be better treated with traditional methods like setting the bone (if necessary) and directing workers to take time off work to rest and allow the bone to heal on its own.
Requesting FCT for work injuries
Although FCT is not yet widely accepted by workers’ compensation insurance companies, injured workers can still do their research and speak with a healthcare provider about the potential benefits. Injured workers who are currently receiving treatment from a physical therapist may ask their practitioner about FCT.
Physical therapists, medical doctors and other healthcare providers may be able to help patients incorporate holistic elements into their treatment plan or make the argument with the employer’s insurance provider in favor of the injured worker receiving FCT or individual treatment modalities that comprise FTC’s comprehensive approach to wellness.
How a workers’ compensation attorney can help
Atlanta workers who are involved in a workplace accident should always consult a Georgia workers’ comp attorney.
Attorneys support injured workers in navigating the workers’ comp process to facilitate timely reporting on the injury and filing of the required documents to help workers recover maximum compensation.
In some cases, workers’ comp may offer an injured worker a lump sum payment, which can be used at the injured worker’s discretion to pay for effective but unapproved treatments like FCT.
In other instances, injured workers may receive compensation by filing a civil lawsuit against a third party, such as an equipment manufacturer, that may have contributed to the worker’s injury.
Contact a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney
At Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, we believe it’s critical to help workers explore all available recovery options after an on-the-job injury. We can investigate your claim, file all necessary documents and negotiate with your employer and their insurance company to ensure you get optimal treatment and full compensation for your injuries.
Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys have more than 75 years of combined experience helping injured workers across Georgia recover compensation after an injury.