You and Your Workplace
Physical therapy is often recommended by your treating physician as a reasonably necessary treatment, and therefore is often paid for by workman’s comp. As long as your physical therapy is ordered by your authorized treating physician, it can be covered while your physician feels you are benefitting from it. We typically work with patients as long as necessary to reach full rehabilitation.
Injuries associated with office work or heavy labor usually occur because of poor posture, body mechanics, bending and lifting techniques and/or repetitive strain over time. At work, we often do too much of one thing or a combination of things that eventually overload our system, resulting in injury. Such repetitive strains combined with stress and poor nutritional choices are the bulk of why we suffer work related injuries.
The good news: this can all be easy to fix!
A large percentage of our clientele consists of people working in office or manufacturing environments who suffer from ailments such as:
- neck and shoulder pain
- low back pain from sitting for extended periods
- numbness and tingling in the hands
- weight gain
We can specifically address these issues so that you can return to work pain free with an understanding of how to avoid re-injury.
Our treatments include:
- identifying mechanism of work-related injury
- office sitting posture and ergonomic set-up for your specific daily tasks
- bending and lifting techniques for manual jobs
- teaching simple, yet specific postural and core strengthening exercises
- stress reduction techniques
- identification of your physical and environmental stressors at work
- nutritional counseling
- development of a manageable and fun exercise program
- manual and massage therapies to address your muscular problems
Our GOALS are:
- for you to perform your job pain free;
- to provide you with the skills to manage your stress levels at work;
- to address your structural and muscular problems;
- and to enable you to become proactive about your health through simple exercise and nutritional counseling.