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Occupational Injuries: Get Back to Work with These Treatment Options

The most common types of occupational injury include slips, trips, fall, overexertion, contact with objects and exposure to hazardous materials. Many of these work injuries can be prevented with proper safety measures, such as providing proper safety equipment, enforcing safety rules, and implementing safety training. However, accidents happen which can lead to injuries and missed time from work. Here are some effective treatments for work injuries.

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The Ultimate Guide To Occupational Injury

Get Back to Work With These Injury Treatment Options

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a type of therapy that helps to improve mobility and strength in people who have suffered an injury, including injuries related to work. Physiotherapy can help reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected area. It can also help to restore mobility and range-of-motion so that you can return to work. Physiotherapy can also help to address any underlying issues such as poor posture habits and functional weaknesses that may have caused the injury in the first place.

Physiotherapy can also help to prevent future injuries by teaching workers how to use proper body mechanics when performing certain tasks. This includes learning how to properly lift and carry objects and how to sit and stand with good posture. Physiotherapy can also help to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility, which can help to reduce the risk of future work-related injuries. In addition, physiotherapists can provide advice on lifestyle changes that can help to improve overall health and wellbeing.

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment is an effective form of healthcare for those who have suffered work-related injuries. It can help to restore the body to its optimal physical state by providing relief from pain, improving mobility, and promoting healing. Chiropractic care works by manipulating the spine, joints, and soft tissue to reduce pain and improve mobility. Chiropractors are trained to identify the root cause of an injury, often by analyzing the patient’s posture and gait. Through a series of gentle adjustments, chiropractors can help the body heal and restore function.

Regular chiropractic care can also help to improve coordination, balance, and reaction time, which can be beneficial for those who work in physically demanding jobs.

Bracing

Bracing is an important tool in treating work injuries. Braces are designed to provide stability and support to an injured area, while still allowing for some range of motion. They can be used to limit movement and reduce pain and swelling, which can help the injury heal faster. They also help protect the area from further injury or re-injury. Braces come in a variety of sizes and shapes and can be used for many different types of injuries.

Bracing can be used to treat lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, knee pain, and sprains or strains. It can also help reduce the risk of future injury. A brace can be worn during physical activity to provide support and stability to an injured area, or it can be worn after an injury to help protect it while it heals. Bracing can also be used to alleviate the pain associated with a work injury, allowing a person to continue working while their injury heals. Many people find that bracing is an effective way to reduce pain, swelling, and risk of re-injury.

In the majority of cases, braces will only need to be used temporarily to help bridge the gap from injury to return to work. Once you are feeling more comfortable at work, you can begin to wean off of it’s use. Your physiotherapist or chiropractor can help you with this process.

Myofascial release

Myofascial release is a type of therapy that is used to treat injuries, especially those related to the musculoskeletal system. This type of therapy involves the use of manual pressure and stretching to relieve tension in the myofascial tissues of the body. This can help reduce pain, improve range of motion, and reduce inflammation. It can also help to restore the balance of the body’s energy and reduce stress.

Myofascial release can be especially beneficial for those who have sustained an occupational work injury. It can help to reduce inflammation and restore the normal range of motion to the affected area, allowing the injured person to return to work sooner. It can also help to reduce the pain associated with the injury, allowing the person to perform their job more comfortably. Myofascial release can also be used to reduce the risk of further injury, as it can help to keep the muscular system healthy.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is an effective way to treat work injuries, since it helps to reduce pain, relax muscles, and promote healing. Massage therapy works by applying pressure to the affected area in order to increase circulation and reduce inflammation. This can help to reduce pain, relax muscles, and decrease swelling. The improved circulation can also help to speed up the healing process. Massage therapy can also help to reduce stress and anxiety associated with work injuries, which can further aid in the recovery process.

Massage therapy can also be used to help prevent work injuries from occurring in the first place. By regularly getting massages, muscles can be kept relaxed and flexible, which can help to prevent strains and sprains. Regular massage therapy can help workers to stay alert and focused, which can help to prevent accidents. Additionally, massage therapy can also help to improve posture, which can help to reduce the risk of injuries due to poor posture habits.

Strengthening and conditioning

Strengthening and conditioning can be beneficial in helping to prevent work-related injuries. It can help to improve muscle strength, power, and endurance which can reduce the risk of injury. By strengthening the muscles and ligaments, workers can be better equipped to handle the physical demands of their job. Proper conditioning also helps to improve range of motion, flexibility, and balance. This can help to reduce the risk of overextension or strain.

It is also important for workers who have had a previous work-related injury to practice strengthening and conditioning. This can help to reduce the chances of re-injury and improve their overall performance.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage courtesy of Fifth Avenue Physiotherapy. (Read the caption)

What To Expect From Your First Session?

If you’ve been injured at work, you may be wondering what to expect from the first treatment of physiotherapy and chiropractic care. It’s important to understand the process and the potential benefits of these treatments so you can make an informed decision about your care.

The first step of your treatment will often involve a physical examination by a qualified and experienced physiotherapist or chiropractor. During the physical exam, the practitioner will assess your injury and range of motion, as well as any pain you are feeling. This helps them understand the nature and severity of your injury, and which treatment approach is most appropriate.

The next step is to develop a treatment plan. This plan will typically involve a combination of treatments such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation. The goal of the treatment is to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and strengthen the injured area.

The treatment plan will be tailored to your individual needs and may involve regular visits to the clinic. During the treatment, your practitioner will monitor your progress and adjust the plan accordingly.

Manual Therapy courtesy of New Leaf Physiotherapy. (Read the caption)

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How Do I Pay For Care?

Depending on which province you live in, you will most likely have some form of workplace insurance that you can use to fund your care. Talk to your supervisor and family doctor about making a treatment plan under this insurance if you ever suffer from a workplace injury.

There you have it, there are many effective treatment options to help you get back to work safely. If you want to find a top physiotherapy, Chiropractor, or massage clinic near you just click the “find a clinic” button on this page. We have the largest directory of clinics in Canada for you you to choose from.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The most common workers compensation injuries are:

  1. Sprains and strains
  2. Cuts, lacerations, and puncture wounds
  3. Contusions and bruises
  4. Fractures
  5. Amputations
  6. Back injuries
  7. Repetitive motion injuries
  8. Burns
  9. Eye injuries
  10. Hearing loss

The most commonly injured body part at work is the back. Other commonly injured body parts include the hands, wrists, shoulders, and knees.

The amount of time it takes to receive injury compensation depends on the circumstances of the case. Generally, the process can take several months or even a few years. Factors such as the complexity of the case and the speed of the insurance company’s investigation can affect how long it takes.

About Taylor Sipos

Taylor is a physiotherapist at The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic located in Toronto, Ontario. He treats patients with various musculoskeletal conditions using patient education, exercise therapy, manual therapy and acupuncture. His treatment philosophy involves giving his patient’s the means to self-manage their injuries. He does this through reassurance, education and health promotion. Taylor uses the same principles as a patient educator at Pain Hero. He aims to provide you with high-quality, easy to understand information to teach you about your condition and how to improve it.

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