Work injuries can be devastating and recovery can be challenging. But with the right physical therapy team, getting back to work safely and effectively is possible.
Our Lake Forest injury rehabilitation services are designed to help injured workers eliminate pain and maximize function, so they can safely transition back to work. Our therapists provide effective, one on one rehabilitation for work injury treatment that is customized to the unique needs and goals of the worker and the employer.
What Qualifies as a Workplace Injury?
Essentially, any injury, ailment, or illness that is sustained while an employee is on the job can be defined as a work injury. Depending on your occupation, you may be at a higher risk of sustaining a work injury than others, if you work in potentially dangerous situations. For example, construction, police work, and nursing are fields that obtain a heightened risk of work-related injuries. However, even occupations that you may not consider to pose potentially dangerous situations can lead to pain or injury.
Let’s say you have a job in an office. You may not think you’re at risk of developing a work injury, but sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time can take a toll on your body. People who work in offices or factories are also prone to repetitive motion injuries, due to the fact that their jobs require constant repetition. If you happen to get hurt at work, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible, since almost any type of injury left untreated may become more severe over time.
How Does Physical Therapy Help Your Workplace Injury
Whatever injury you may have sustained on the job, physical therapy has been known to be a quick, effective, and successful treatment method. Our physical therapists use the most advanced treatment methods aimed at relieving pain, improving mobility, and promoting overall healing. At your consultation, your physical therapist will perform a physical evaluation to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. From there, an individualized treatment plan will be designed to help you recover as quickly as possible. Treatments may include any specialized method your physical therapist deems fit, including ultrasound, ice and heat therapy, electrical stimulation, or laser technology.
Your physical therapist will also provide you with helpful techniques for proper performance while on the job, in order to avoid further injury in the future. Physical therapy is a safe, easy, and natural way to quickly recover from your work injury.
C.A.R.E. Physical Therapy Lake Forest specializes in work injury therapy and rehabilitation. Call our office at 949.446.4460 to schedule an appointment.