Work Injury Rehabilitation. Suffering an injury on the job can be a life-changing event. Your work is a source of income for you and your family. Also, for many, it’s a source of identity and pride. When you’re injured at work and limited in your ability to perform your job duties, it can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. Therefore, a work injury rehabilitation program from an experienced and qualified physical or occupational therapist will provide you with a safe recovery and allow you to return to work effectively.
Axes Physical Therapy has a team of experienced physical and occupational therapists who specialize in treating the injured worker and work closely with others involved in your care, including your employer, your insurance company, your physician and, in some cases, your nurse case manager. We work closely with all members of the team to guide your recovery and ensure a proper and safe outcome. Speak to a therapist about your work injury today by contacting us now.
What is a work injury?
It happens every day and in every occupation. Every year, 2.8 out of every 100 workers in the private workforce are injured on the job. The types of injuries, the severity of the injury, and the injury’s effect on the worker’s ability to perform their job duties that result from a workplace injury differ.
Some jobs in some industries present a higher risk of injury, but an employee can get hurt in any environment.
Some common causes of work injuries include:
- Repetitive motion
- Slips and falls
- Falling from a height
- Car and truck accidents
- Machinery and equipment accidents
- Falling objects
- Being struck or pinned by an object
- Acts of violence
According to the US. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2019, the most common work injuries that employees suffer from are:
- Sprains, strains, and tears
- Soreness and pain
- Cuts, lacerations, and punctures
- Bruises and contusions
In addition to the six most common types of injuries, other injuries such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome have caused workers to miss time from work, with each type of injury averaging more than 30 days of work missed per person. Each individual and their injuries are different and therefore require specialized and tailored care. With proper management from injury through return to work, there is the opportunity to shorten the recovery duration, while allowing you the opportunity to return to work quickly and safely, and minimizing the long-term effects of your injury.
Types of Work Injury Rehabilitation
Being injured at work results in uncertainty, fear, loss of identity, and potential loss of income. While this can result in a stressful situation for you and your family, we understand and have extensive experience in managing work-related injuries and scenarios. Because of our extensive experience in working together with others involved in your claim, you can rest assured that we will be partners with you in your recovery. Our focus will be on managing your injury appropriately while progressing you towards a safe and effective return to the workplace.
If you have suffered an injury or illness inhibiting your ability to go to work and perform your job duties, a comprehensive work injury rehabilitation program can help you. The exact treatment you receive as your work injury rehabilitation program depends on your unique needs and the nature of your injuries. The work injury rehabilitation therapists of Axes Physical Therapy provide individually tailored care for work injuries and other injuries that prevent you from performing your work duties and other everyday activities.
When you seek work injury rehabilitation from Axes Physical Therapy, you will be paired with an experienced clinician who specializes in treating injuries like yours. To provide you with a truly individualized plan of care and quality rehabilitation, your physical therapist will do the following:
- Perform an initial consultation and examination used to evaluate your functional mobility, areas of pain, range of motion, quality of movement, strength, and balance. We will work to understand your history, the activities and movements required to perform your work duties, and how your injury is limiting your ability to perform those duties to design the most effective work injury rehabilitation program for your needs.
- Provide an individualized work injury rehabilitation treatment program based on tissue healing response and your progression towards functional recovery.
- Assist you in preparing to return to work, by implementing return-to-work strategies such as strengthening exercises, conditioning, material handling, education, and any necessary modifications to help you more safely perform your job.
- Coordinate with other professionals regarding your care and your return to work. We will work closely with the other stakeholders involved in your claim and ensure that communication regarding your recovery and progress is clear, concise, and timely.
Axes Work Injury Rehabilitation Services
When you rely on Axes for your work injury rehabilitation, we will design a work injury treatment plan that will:
- Facilitate your safe return to work after being injured
- Restore your movement and level of function so that you may continue your daily life
- Reduce the risk of future injuries
As a patient in our advanced work injury rehabilitation program, you will be paired with one of our experienced St. Louis area physical therapists or occupational therapists who specializes in treating your specific injury or condition. Your physical therapist or occupational therapist leading your work injury rehabilitation program will design a custom treatment plan based on your condition, your goals, and the requirements of your job. You may receive care based on:
- Acute Injury Management
- Range of motion
- Joint mobility
- Job-specific exercise
- Joint protection following surgery
- Advanced Strengthening
- Advanced exercise
- Cardio conditioning
- Job-specific tasks
- Positional tolerances
- Return-To-Work Program
- Exercise progression
- Material handling
- Positional tolerances
- Job-specific tasks
- Cardio conditioning
Our comprehensive work injury rehabilitation program ensures that you recover according to the timelines associated with your particular injury, preventing further injury while promoting a complete recovery. As a partner in your work injury rehabilitation care, we know our role is essential to your future as a worker. In addition to providing quality, customized, evidence-based rehabilitative care for your injuries, we communicate and work with all parties involved in your return to work to help make your time away from work as stress-free as possible and your return to work as seamless as possible. We will partner in your care with the medical team and communicate with all involved parties, including you, your employer, and the workers’ compensation benefit provider.
Begin Work Injury Rehabilitation Today | Axes Physical Therapy
We understand that your work is important to you. Going to work and doing your job every day is how you are able to provide for yourself and your family. For many of us, our work also plays a significant role in our identity. Axes Physical Therapy believes that providing accessible, effective work injury rehabilitation care to injured workers in Greater St. Louis is one of the most vital roles in our community. Quality work injury rehabilitation minimizes your time away from work, reduces the long-term effects of your injuries, and ensures a safe and successful transition back to your workplace.
Do not wait to act. Begin your work injury rehabilitation program right away. For quality rehabilitative care tailored to your unique needs as an injured worker, call Axes Physical Therapy now. Our locally owned and operated facilities make work injury rehabilitation and other physical and occupational therapy services available to workers throughout the Greater St. Louis area. Learn how we can help you recover your movement and return to work safely by contacting us today or visiting the location nearest you.