Worker’s Comp Injuries
There are a lot of dangerous jobs out there, and it’s no secret that there are plenty of them. Firefighters, nurses, police officers, and home builders are among the professional groups that are most likely to be physically injured at work, according to the Bureau of Labor. Missing time from work can be financially and emotionally painful, so it’s critical to get back to work as soon as possible. In most circumstances, a full recovery is possible with the support of a professional physical therapist and a custom-tailored physical therapy treatment plan. In many cases, work-related injuries are also covered by workers’ compensation insurance. You won’t have to worry about paying for physical therapy out of pocket, and you’ll be able to focus on your health instead.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of physical therapy for work injuries and contact us today to schedule an appointment.
What is a Work Injury?
The term “work injury” refers to any disease or injury that an employee has as a result of their job. This type of accident can occur at your actual workplace, while you are at work, or when you are at home working for a living. Sitting for long periods of time, for example, can lead to a repeated injury or lower back problems, even in industries that don’t need a lot of physical activity for their employees. As a result, a wide range of work-related injuries exist, and if left untreated, they can become more serious over time. The following are some of the most common types of workplace injuries:
It’s a frequent overuse injury that happens when you’re doing the same thing over and over again during the day. Tendons can become inflamed over time as a result of misuse or infection. To avoid further injury, tendinitis should be treated as soon as possible by a physical therapist.
One of the most prevalent reasons that workers go to physical therapy is because of back pain. Overuse, force, or improper lifting techniques can all contribute to lower back pain, making it difficult to execute ordinary daily tasks, let alone complex work-related movements.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
When the median nerve in the wrist is crushed or pinched, this is a common workplace injury. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects everyone from office executives to factory employees, but with the help of specialized physical treatment, they can get relief quickly and avoid further injury.
You are at danger of being hurt in an auto accident if you work in an environment where you are forced to drive a corporate vehicle. Work-related car accidents can cause a variety of injuries, including minor scratches and bruises, as well as whiplash, fractured bones, and internal damage. With specific manual manipulations meant to reduce inflammation and restore range of motion, physical therapy can help to treat pain caused by whiplash or other muscle and joint strains.
Muscle and Ligament Sprains
Overexertion, a slip or fall, inappropriate equipment use, and repeated motions are all common workplace accidents. Our physical therapist can assist relieve pain and encourage faster recovery by addressing the fundamental cause of a work injury, allowing you to return to work sooner rather than later.
How Physical Therapy Can Help Treat Work Injuries
Physical therapy is helpful for promptly healing work-related injuries and getting you back to work as soon as possible. Without the use of more invasive procedures like surgery, our physical therapist uses the most sophisticated therapy methods to immediately reduce your pain and enhance mobility, supporting faster healing. Physical therapy is an excellent treatment choice for people of all ages since it is safe, effective, and does not require a prescription.
Massage therapy, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, electrical stimulation, and other techniques are some of the most frequent physical therapy treatments. Rehab with our physical therapist can help you get back on your feet and back to work as soon as possible if you or a loved one has recently suffered from a work-related accident. To learn more and to schedule an evaluation, please contact us.