Workplace injuries occur every seven seconds, which means that for every work week, there are approximately 88,500 workplace injuries. Sometimes the injury is minor, but other times it requires doctor appointments and time away from work. Luckily, visiting Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center after an injury makes returning to work just a little bit easier. Read on to learn more about aquatic therapy in Baltimore County!
Common Workplace Injuries
No matter where you work, you run the risk of being injured. See below for just a few examples of possible injuries that occur at work.
Contact with Objects and Equipment An employee is hit or was struck by an object or a piece of equipment, which resulted in an injury.
Cuts, Lacerations, and Punctures While some cuts are superficial, there are others more serious lacerations or punctures that affect tendons, ligaments, and even muscles. Many people require physical or aquatic therapy.
Overexertion Repetitive motions are one of the things that cause overexertion, such as lifting and lowering objects. Overexertion accounts for 33.5% of workplace injuries that result in lost work days.
Slips, Trips, and Falls These are also in the top three causes of workplace injuries. While some slips, trips, or falls might not result in injury, others are those severe enough to need medical care.
Sprains and Strains Sprains and strains occur after a ligament in the ankle, wrist, or other joint twists too far. Additionally, tendons, muscles, or ligaments may be over stretched.
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy in Baltimore County
- The warmth of the therapeutic pool helps to relax muscles and expand blood vessels. In turn, this increases blood flow to injured areas, allowing for faster and better healing.
- Water decreases the amount of weight the person has to support on their own. Less weight while doing exercises during therapy reduces the stress placed on the joints.
- The hydrostatic pressure of the water against your body decreases swelling and improves joint position awareness.
- Since water is 600 times more resistant to movement than air, you’ll enjoy muscle strength.
If you’re looking for aquatic therapy in Baltimore County, then Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center is the place you want to be. Not only do we offer aquatic therapy, but we also provide chiropractic care, non-surgical spinal decompression, dry needling, and other therapies to restore your function and regain your strength. If you’ve suffered an injury on the job and want to return to the path of wellness, then contact us today to find out more and request an appointment.