Did you know that 84% of nonfatal injuries are from overexertion, trips and falls, and contact with objects and equipment on a job site? If you suffered a workplace injury and you need expert physical therapy in Dundalk, come see us at Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center in Essex. We develop unique programs for each patient to help them recover and get back to work.
Common Workplace Injuries
Punctures, back, sprains, tears, and lacerations are some of the most common workplace injuries. Overexertion at work results in back injuries affecting over one-third of workers. Heavy lifting, throwing, pushing, and turning or strenuous and repetitious movements can result in a pulled muscle or a strained joint.
Additionally, many workers suffer from sprains or strains after falling or slipping. Store clerks, groundskeepers and delivery people may slip on snow or wet floors and even possibly fall downstairs. A worker may fall off of a ladder or possibly jump to a lower level resulting in a sprain or tear.
Finally, over 26% of workers experience lacerations and punctures due to contact with equipment. Each of these injuries requires medical attention and likely time away from work.
Benefits of Physical Therapy for a Worker Injured on the Job
A physical therapist offers non-invasive treatment to reduce pain and promote faster healing. At Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center our treatments aim to reduce inflammation, restore function and movement. Plus, we work with our patients to improve strength and conditioning, promote long-term health, and prevent the risk of future injury.
Your custom treatment plan may include manual therapy, stretching, joint mobilization, and hot and/or cold treatment. Working with a physical therapist will hopefully reduce or eliminate the need for painkillers and possibly avoid surgery.
Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center: Physical Therapy in Dundalk
Dr. Cohen and his staff develop an individually tailored treatment plan for your injury and exercises to perform at home. We will assist you with getting back on your feet and help you reach your goals. Additionally, we offer dry needling, aquatic therapy, non-surgical spinal decompression, and chiropractic care.
If you’ve suffered a workplace injury, contact us today to make an appointment with our skilled and professional staff.