Your Licensed Physical Therapists Share the Benefits of Physical Therapy
Work related injuries can occur due to a number of reasons. It could be a lack of attention on your part, or lack of proper infrastructure or arrangements by the employer. There could be unattended spills, wet or oily surfaces, loose rugs, uncovered cables, obstructed walkways, neglected or delayed maintenance of machinery, lack of ergonomic furniture, or even insufficient breaks causing fatigue and stress-related injuries. Sprains, tears, pains, soreness, cuts, lacerations, and a number of other injuries are common in a workplace; yet many of them are avoidable.
In many instances, when you are injured at work, you may qualify for worker’s compensation, which means you do not have to worry about your finances until you recover and get back to work. Sometimes, work related injuries are a result of repetitive stress due to strenuous activities or incorrect movements and postures. Neglecting these injuries may eventually weaken your ability to move as normal or perform routine activities. No matter what the circumstances, physical therapy is an essential tool in aiding the recovery process and ensuring proper healing.
Advantages of Physical Therapy in Treating Work Related Injuries
Work related activities, such as keying, typing, clicking, and using electronic devices over extended periods without sufficient breaks or ergonomic infrastructure can lead to Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI). Similarly, in a physically demanding job, there may be excessive strain on your knees, hips, back, and joints. Sprains, tennis elbow, sciatica problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and rotator cuff injuries can all occur from repetitive and stressful motion. Without proper intervention, these injuries can become more severe and physically debilitating over time.
If you are experiencing a sore back, stiff neck, painful arms, elbows or wrists, or achy fingers, physical therapy can help. Due to its broad range of applications, physical therapy can address numerous work related injuries through:
- Accurate Diagnostics: Licensed physical therapists run thorough diagnostics to identify the root cause of the physical impairments that are inhibiting your movement or function.
- Tailor-Made Treatments: Based on the findings, the therapists prepare personalized treatment plans for repairing the tears, strain, or damage to your muscles, tendons, joints, or ligaments. The goal is to reduce and eliminate your aches, pains, stiffness, or soreness and provide sustainable results.
- Long-Term Benefits: Through regular and timely treatments, physical therapy can improve your physical conditioning and help in preventing repeat injuries.
- Rehabilitation after Severe Injuries: Sometimes a work related injury may not end with first aid or a trip to the Emergency Room. Instead, it may put you in the hospital, or even lead to other extensive treatments or surgery. In such situations, physical therapy is an excellent tool for post-surgery rehabilitation, as well as restoration of function and movement after severe trauma or injury.
For physical therapy treatments in and around Philadelphia or the Greater Philadelphia Area, reach out to the experts at Medical Rehabilitation Centers of Pennsylvania. Our qualified and experienced physical therapists will assess your existing condition, review your medical history, and create personalized treatment plans in keeping with your overall recovery and restoration goals. We have access to multi-dimensional diagnostic methodology and the latest techniques in physical therapy. Our treatment plan will focus on alleviating pain and restoring your mobility.