Common Work Related Injuries
There are a number of work-related injuries that can be treated with physical therapy. Some of the most common injuries we treat everyday relate to the repetitive motions required when working at a computer station all day. Repetitive activities and lack of mobility can contribute to aches, pains, and eventual injuries. Using the keyboard daily for hours at a time can result in poor circulation to joints and muscles, and create an imbalance in strength and flexibility of certain muscles.
Other common work-related injuries come from improper lifting and physical techniques. These can cause neck, shoulder, and back pain, and possibly even more serious injuries. Learning the proper way to lift and perform physical activities during the work day will help you minimize the risk of pain and injury.
How We Can Help
Our physical therapists are experts at modifying work stations to increase efficiency and prevent or relieve pain. Additionally, if you are experiencing pain that isn’t relieved by modifications to your work station, we can help develop a treatment plan to relieve your pain and improve your mobility. Work-related injuries can come from a variety of sources, so it is important to visit us for a pain evaluation.
For Case Managers and Employers
We provide programs for any injured employees to help them return to a healthy, pain-free life. If a worker has been injured, either on the job or during free-time, we can evaluate and provide treatment to bring them back to a healthy, functional, efficient state. e a worker has been injured, it is our goal to restore him/her to optimal function for safe and efficient job performance in a timely manner.
Information provided by the American Physical Therapy Association.