We understand the importance of delivering industry specific ergonomics and compensation techniques to promote optimal safety in the work environment. You will be treated with the upmost care and skill to ensure a speedy recovery. Our therapy team is immediately ready to treat any work-related injury.
- Nerve lacerations: Injuries where a nerve is cut
- Fractures: A complete or partial break in a bone. It can be:
- Transverse – The break is in a straight line across the bone.
- Spiral – The break spirals around the bone; common in a twisting injury.
- Oblique – Diagonal break across the bone.
- Compression – The bone is crushed, causing the broken bone to be wider or flatter in appearance.
- Burns: Damage to your body’s tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation that vary in degree of damage.
- Pain: An unpleasant feeling sent by your nervous system that something is wrong, it can be dull, sharp, constant, or intermittent.
- Nerve impingement: Pressure on a nerve by surrounding tissues such as bone, tendon, cartilage, or muscles.
- Muscle/tendon tears: stretching of muscle fibers.
- Neurological impairments: Structural, biochemical, or electrical abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord
- Brain injuries: abnormal function of the brain that can be a result of a blow to the head.
- Mobility & balance impairments: condition that affects movement ranging from gross motor skills, such as walking, to fine motor movement
Within workman’s comp are physical therapist provided occupational health and ergonomics interventions, which is both preventative and rehabilitative. Physical therapy occupational health and ergonomics provided and direct relationships with employers lead to improvements in worker health and company productivity. Providing and efficient and safe workplace where everyone can excel. Some examples of physical therapy workplace safety initiatives include improve a patient’s physiologic capacities to facilitate the fulfillment of work-related roles using any of the following modes of intervention: barrier accommodations or modifications, environmental or work task adaptation, ergonomic stressor reduction. Additionally providing training with device and equipment use, assistive and adaptive device or equipment training, orthotic, protective, prosthetic device or equipment training ,job coaching, simulated environment training, travel training, work conditioning, safety awareness, and injury prevention.