Conditions We Treat
Every year, there are millions of work-related injuries throughout the United States. Employers pay nearly $1 billion every week for direct workers’ compensation costs alone, which includes the cost of medical expenses and legal services. Yet their expenses often pale in comparison to that of the employee.
Being out of work due to pain after an injury can be both emotionally and financially devastating. It can impact your income, your family, and your ability to succeed in the workplace. Considering these challenges, it’s imperative that you recover as quickly as possible. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, call us today to receive the treatment you need.
What Is a Work Injury?
The definition of a work injury is quite inclusive and embodies all incidents that happen as a result of your job. In some instances, the standard is clear. For instance, if an employee falls off a ladder while performing her job or overextends his back while lifting heavy materials for their employer, they incur work injuries. In other situations, there may appear to be ambiguity. A pizza delivery person, as an example, may become burned while handling hot food and this is also a work injury.
In other words, there are many types of injuries that occur in the workplace. It’s important to note that if these injuries aren’t treated in a timely manner they could get worse and even lead to secondary conditions, such as osteoarthritis.
Causes of Work Injuries
In 2015, overexertion and falls accounted for well over $25 billion in workers’ compensation. However, the causes — and impacts — of workplace injuries are vastly diverse.
Some leading causes and outcomes of workplace injuries include:
How Physical Therapy Can Help
Work injury rehab can help eliminate or reduce your pain symptoms so that you can resume a full lifestyle as soon as possible. Your physical therapist will work with you during each visit to carry out a rehabilitation program that is tailored to your specific condition and employment requirements.
Recent decades of research has shown us the most effective physical therapy methods for work injuries. Some of these approaches include:
If you’ve suffered from an injury, work injury rehab could help you get back to work as soon as possible. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with a skilled physical therapist. Visit us at Healing Hands Physical Therapy 58 Parkland Plaza, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.