Physical therapy can be an important part of the treatment and rehabilitation process for individuals with work-related injuries. Physical therapists can help patients regain strength, mobility, and function, and may use a variety of techniques including exercise, manual therapy, and modalities such as heat or ice to help reduce pain and swelling. They may also provide guidance on how to modify activities of daily living to reduce stress on the affected area and prevent further injuries. The goal of physical therapy for work-related injuries is to help patients recover as much function and independence as possible, and to prevent future injuries.
Back injuries are a common work-related injury, often caused by repetitive lifting or bending, or by sudden trauma such as a slip or fall.
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow are common work-related injuries that can be caused by performing the same motions repeatedly over time.
Shoulder injuries are common in jobs that require repetitive overhead motions, such as painting or construction work.
Knee injuries are common in jobs that require kneeling or heavy lifting, such as construction work.
Neck injuries are common in jobs that require prolonged sitting or standing, such as office work.
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle injuries are common in jobs that require prolonged standing or walking, such as retail or hospitality work.