Being injured, while on the job, is not often a pleasant experience. While most people might think injuries in the workplace only occur in construction, manufacturing, and other such labour intensive industries, they are mistaken. Even for people, who work in office, retail, restaurants, and other industries, they can be injured on the job, too.
One of the more common workplace injuries are neck, shoulder, and back injuries. These types of injuries are normally caused by not maintaining the proper posture while moving, bending, lifting, turning, and so on. All it takes to strain, sprain, or pull a muscle, or pinch a nerve ending is twisting or turning slightly irregular, or placing excessive strain on one muscle group, and the next thing you know, you are in pain.
Another common type of workplace injury as those caused from slips, trips, and falling down. Each of these particular accidents cause the body to move in various directions, often out of our control. In addition, some people naturally and instinctively tense up their muscles while slipping, tripping, or falling down, or attempt to break the fall using their arms, legs, or other parts of the body. This typically results in injuries to the muscle, nerves, and occasionally the bones.
Recovering from workplace injuries requires treatment and rehabilitation. There are several different treatment and rehab options to choose from, and more and more people are opting for drug-free treatment programs available at our physiotherapy clinic in North York. Our treatment program are tailored to the specific needs and based upon the actual injuries of the patient. Our goal is to help our patients recover from their injuries, not simply mask the pain, while waiting on the body to heal at its own pace.
Rather, our programs are designed to promote and stimulate the healing process to help restore your body much faster. Our WSIB approved drug-free treatments utilize evidence-based methods, including, but not limited to:
- Self-management and pain strategies.
- Patient education.
- Customized treatment program which could involve exercises, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment, massage,
- spinal manipulation, mobilization, and other such effective treatments.
- Addressing pain and learning how to manage it in steps.
- Eventual transition and return to work.
Initially, the primary focus of rehab is to help strengthen damaged tissues and muscles through exercise. As the muscles and tissues start to heal and become stronger, the next step is to extend the range of motion and restore it. Throughout these processes, we instruct and educate our patients on effective pain management techniques they can use at home or at work, and not have to rely upon prescription pain medications.
For more information about our WSIB approved drug-free treatments, call P&C Rehabilitation Services today at 416-652-6223 to schedule a consultation appointment at our physiotherapy center in North York.