Is your work injury limiting you from returning to work or functioning at your full potential?
Work-related injuries or ailments can cause both mental and monetary distress, especially if you are unsure how long your recovery period will be. It is important to make sure that you have a proper rehabilitation plan set in place that will get you back to work as quickly as possible.
Physical therapy plays a key role in helping people recover from their work injuries, especially since treatment plans are often covered under workers’ compensation insurance.
Just as driving carelessly or above the speed limit can cause automobile accidents, when you combine too many repetitive motions with hectic schedules and the desire to prove yourself, it is a recipe for injury. There are several other specific causes of work-related injuries.
Tripping, slipping, and falling often leads to injuries on the job. Sometimes distractions or overexertion will play a role in injuries as well.
You could be asking, “What is considered a work injury?” A work injury is defined as any harm that a worker gets on the job. You may be at a greater risk of suffering a work injury than other people if you operate in potentially hazardous environments.
For example, construction, police work, and nursing are fields that obtain a heightened risk of work-related injuries.
However, even occupations that you may not consider to pose potentially dangerous situations can lead to pain or injury.
Let’s say you have a job in an office. You may not think you’re at risk of developing a work injury, but sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time can take a toll on your body.
People who work in offices or factories are also prone to repetitive motion injuries, due to the fact that their jobs require constant repetition. If you happen to get hurt at work, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible, since almost any type of injury left untreated may become more severe over time.
Physical therapy is a more cost-effective solution to workplace injuries. There are several types of injuries that you may get during your job. The following are just a few examples of the most prevalent workplace ailments.
There are numerous work injuries that can be sustained across occupations, but some of the most common types of work injuries include:
No matter how many precautions a company may take, work injuries still occur. From strains and pulled muscles caused by heavy lifting to repetitive motion injuries in the office, every job has certain risks. Work presents unique opportunities to sustain an injury.
You spend a lot of time at work, probably doing the same things many times per day.
At your consultation, our physical therapists will perform a physical evaluation to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs.
From there, an individualized treatment plan will be designed to help you recover as quickly as possible. Treatments may include any specialized method our physical therapist deems fit, including ultrasound, ice and heat therapy, electrical stimulation, or laser technology. Physical therapy is a safe, easy, and natural way to quickly recover from your work injury.
In fact, in many cases, PT treatments have even been known to eliminate the need for harmful pain-management drugs or even the need for surgical intervention!
There are several specific techniques a physical therapist may use during your course of treatment. These might include massage therapy, ice/heat therapy, ultrasound technology, and electrical stimulation. Physical therapy can help you regain your strength and flexibility after an injury.
In addition to conservative treatment, a physical therapist may utilize various modalities, such as ultrasound therapy or soft-tissue massage, in order to correct the problem.
Physical therapy also goes beyond this in order to educate you on how to avoid additional injuries by practicing healthy movement habits. It might take some time to learn how to do your task without injuring.