Do I need occupational rehab after a workers’ comp injury?

Occupational Therapy for Work Injury

Our team at Continuum Wellness knows that if you’ve injured yourself at work you may be asking, “Do I need occupational rehab after a workers’ comp injury?” The short answer to this question is yes. There are three reasons that your should consider doing occupational rehab with us after a work injury.

Three reasons you need occupational rehab after a workers’ comp injury

If you’re one of the millions of workers injured on the job every year, our team is well aware that you need occupational rehab after a workers’ comp injury.

The first reason you need this rehab for a workplace injury is that your recovery time may be longer without it. Our team knows that being out of work for long periods of time can be a financial challenge for you and your family. However, a work injury could keep you at home for weeks or months depending on how serious it is. Our Continuum Wellness team may be able to help you reduce the time you’re out of work with an occupational therapy plan. This may, in turn, help limit the financial hardship your injury places on you and your family.

A second reason we know you need occupational rehab is it may help you deal with the underlying cause of your injury. We know that you may not think about it, but many of the tasks you do every day could lead to a workplace injury over time. Even easy but repetitive activities like typing for hours every day can lead to injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. With our occupational therapy plans, we may be able to help you deal with posture problems, muscle weaknesses and other issues that led to your injury.

The third reason you need our occupational rehab is it may help you prevent future injuries. This goes back to the ability of our therapy to help you address the underlying cause of your injury, such as posture problems and muscle weaknesses. Once we identify the underlying cause, our team will work to help you heal your injury. However, we’ll also help you develop better practices that may help you prevent similar injuries in the future. For instance, we can help you use ergonomics to improve your posture, which may make injuries like carpal tunnel less likely to happen again.

If you’re ready to find the occupational rehab you need for your workers’ comp injury, Continuum Wellness is here to help. Our team in Apache Junction, Arizona is ready to create a personalized therapy plan to fit your needs. All you have to do is take one easy step to get started.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.