ProCare Physical Therapy Services for Workers' Comp

According to the Economic Policy Institute, on average, there are 23,000 on-the-job injuries in the United States every day. Annually, this adds up to 8.5 million injuries and a huge cost to workers, their families, and our economy.

The top 10 Most Common Workplace Injuries (according to CompSource, The Work Experts) are:

  • Overexertion: This includes injuries related to pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, carrying, and throwing activities at work.
  • Fall on Same Level Surfaces: This pertains to falls and slips on wet and slippery office floors, snow covered pathways, or on their way to work.
  • Fall to Lower Level Surfaces: This type of fall happens from an elevated area such as roofs, ladders, and stairways.
  • Bodily Reaction: These are injuries caused by slipping and tripping without falling.
  • Struck by Object: Objects that fall from shelves or dropped by another person.
  • Struck Against an Object: This happens when a person accidentally runs into objects such as walls, doors, cabinets, glass windows, tables, chairs, etc.
  • Highway Incident: Transportation used for business purposes such as trucks and cars may be involved in an automobile accident just like any regular traveler.
  • Caught In/Compressed By: This type of injury usually occurs in a factory where large and dangerous machinery is used.
  • Repetitive Motion: This type of workplace injury is one of those less obvious, but definitely harmful ones in the long run. Repetitive motions such as typing and using the computer can strain muscles and tendons, causing back pain, vision problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Assaults and Violent Acts: Attacks caused by office politics and other arguments have led to serious physical injuries.

As you can tell from the top 10 list, all employees have a risk of injury at their job. The physical and massage therapists at ProCare Physical Therapy can help with getting you back to health and back to work as soon as possible by addressing your pain and dysfunction. Physical Therapists can also help with injury prevention in the workplace by teaching proper lifting techniques and ergonomic changes to improve postures and repetitive motion strains.

Most worker's compensation policies cover physical and massage therapy. We would be happy to check with your benefits department to see what services are covered if you are injured at work.

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