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Work Related Injuries

Workplace injuries are unfortunately all too common, affecting millions of workers each year. While some injuries can be prevented with proper safety measures, accidents can still occur. This is where physical therapy comes in. Physical therapists are trained to help people recover from injuries and regain strength and function, including those resulting from workplace injuries.

Who is Most at Risk?

Certain occupations are more prone to workplace injuries than others. Jobs that require heavy lifting, repetitive motions, or prolonged periods of standing or sitting can increase the risk of injury. Some of the occupations with the highest rates of workplace injuries include:

  • Construction workers
  • Healthcare workers
  • Factory workers
  • Truck drivers

Injury Prevention Specialist

Want your staff to be more comfortable while working and feel their employer truly cares about their well being? Allow a trained medical professional dedicated to your staff on site or off site. Following OSHA guidelines, our staff can provide care to your staff including an assessment and treatment of minor aches/discomforts decreasing OSHA reportables of work related and non-work-related injuries.

Industrial Ergonomics Evaluator

  • Physical Demand Assessments/ Job Demand Assessment documentation
  • Let us help you develop Ergonomic solutions by creating a Job Safety Analysis working with your companies safety staff on site

Post Offer Pre-Employment / Fit for Duty Testing

  • Allow us to Create and perform post offer pre employment tests to make certain your new hire is physically capable of performing the job.
  • Can include vision screening, vitals, physical strength and mobility assessment, lifting mechanics etc.
  • Can be done on site or at APT
Work Injury Therapy at Alton Physical Therapy

Techniques for Work Relate Injuries

Physical therapists use a variety of techniques to help treat workplace injuries, including:

  • Manual Therapy – to improve joint mobility and reduce pain.
  • Therapeutic Exercise – to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
  • Modalities – such as heat, ice, or electrical stimulation, to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Ergonomic Training – to help workers learn proper body mechanics and prevent future injuries.
  • Work Conditioning – a program designed to help injured workers return to their pre-injury job duties.

Common Types of Workplace Injuries

  • Back injuries – from lifting heavy objects or repetitive motions
  • Neck injuries – from poor posture or repetitive motions
  • Shoulder injuries – from repetitive overhead motions or heavy lifting
  • Knee injuries – from twisting or bending motions or falls
  • Wrist injuries – from repetitive motions or improper use of tools or equipment

Alton Physical Therapy provides treatment and management of work-related injuries. If you are experiencing pain or a decline of tolerance to work related tasks, our Physical Therapist will design a program for you.

Locations of Service:

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