Treating workplace injuries with occupational rehab

Occupational Rehab for Workplace Injury

Workplace injuries are tough because they make it impossible for you to do your job and make it difficult to live your daily life. Recovering from a workplace injury can take a long time, and, without professional help, you may not be able to fully recover. Fortunately, you can turn to a physical therapist who can help you find relief from an injury with occupational rehabilitation.

Simply put, occupational rehab is the practice of helping people recover after an injury. This therapy helps you regain skills and abilities affected by the injury. This kind of rehabilitation can help workers get back in the workplace and into their normal daily routine.

Common workplace injuries that benefit from occupational rehab

The physical therapists at Continuum Wellness are trained and experienced in working with a variety of workplace injuries. Many of these injuries are the result of a singular, traumatic incident or are caused by stress from repetitive activity. 

Some workplace injuries that we frequently treat with occupational rehabilitation include:

  • Slips and falls — These are among the most common workplace injuries. They can occur in almost any kind of environment, whether outdoors, in a warehouse or in an office space. Slips and falls can cause many kinds of injuries, such as fractures or concussions, which may affect your work performance and daily life. 
  • Overexertion — Frequently lifting heavy objects or remaining in seated positions for too long can strain the muscles and ligaments in your back. This can cause back pain or spinal injuries. Though it’s the most common, your back isn’t the only part of your body that can suffer from overexertion. Your shoulders, wrists, hands and any other part of your body that is used frequently for work are at risk for overexertion too.
  • Mechanical injuries — Incidents involving machines or automobiles are also common in the workplace. These injuries can be quite traumatic and need a lot of occupational rehab for physical improvements.

Contact Continuum Wellness for Occupational Rehab

Have you or someone you know recently been injured in the workplace? Would you like assistance with finding relief from your injury and resuming your ability to work and live your daily life? Contact us today to discuss your treatment options and schedule a consultation.