Did you recently sustain a work-related injury? Are you having to take time off from work due to this injury? This can cause distress, but having a proper rehab plan in place can help.
If you have been injured at work, contact our Garner NC physical therapy office today to find out how our specialized services can help get you back to your normal physical function – and back to work! Most work related injuries are covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance Plans that we accept at Phoenix Physical Therapy & Wellness.
What is considered a work injury?
Any injury, ailment, or illness that is sustained while an employee is on the job can be defined as a work injury. Many occupations pose potentially dangerous situations, such as nursing, construction, or police work. However, even occupations that you may not consider to pose potentially dangerous situations can lead to pain or injury.
For example, even jobs in an office can lead to work injuries. 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.
What are the most common work injuries? The most common types of work injuries include:
• Back Pain
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Sprains and Strains
• Auto Accidents
How will physical therapy treat my work injury?
Physical therapy can quickly, effectively, and successfully treat work injuries for people of all ages. Our physical therapists are experts at relieving pain, improving mobility, and promoting overall health. At your initial appointment, your physical therapist will conduct an evaluation and create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
This plan may include:
• Manual Therapy
• Ergonomic Education
• Work Hardening and Conditioning
• Education on self care and management of symptoms
• Modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cryotherapy or heat therapy
If you are suffering from a work injury, contact Phoenix Physical Therapy & Wellness in Garner NC to schedule your appointment. We’ll help you recover quickly and get you back to your normal work performance in no time!