Workers' Comp Therapy

Elko Spine Physical Therapy excels in treating patients with work-related injuries. The goal of our program is to efficiently rehabilitate injured workers, reduce pain and disability, and to lessen the amount of days lost to work-related injuries.

Whether you've been injured at work or during personal time, Elko Spine PT is here to help you get back to feeling like yourself as quickly as possible. While working efficiently to treat your injury, we offer personal one-on-one care that will allow you to comfortably reach your goals and return to work.

What Is a Work Injury?

There are several types of injuries that often occur in the workplace. It’s important to note that if these injuries aren’t treated in a timely manner they could get worse and even lead to secondary conditions, such as osteoarthritis.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – This occurs when the median nerve in the wrist becomes pinched or compressed.
  • Plantar Fasciitis – Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the tissues along the bottom of the foot.
  • Tendonitis – This is when a tendon becomes inflamed from overuse or an infection.
  • Muscle & Ligament Sprains – Overexertion or falls can cause strains or tears in muscle and ligament tissues.
  • Back Problems – The Mayo Clinic reports that work-related back problems can occur due to repetition, force, or even prolonged inactivity.
  • Bone Fractures – A broken bone can occur because of a vehicle accident, a fall, or being struck by a heavy object.

Causes of Work Injuries

Even jobs that aren’t physically demanding can pose potential risks to workers. The repetitive movement that involves working on an assembly line or typing can cause injury. Even sitting for long periods of time can cause postural dysfunctions and back or neck pain. Sometimes, lifting heavy objects can lead to sprains, strains, and a variety of lower back problems.

Sudden injuries can occur if you’ve been hurt in a work-related vehicle accident, struck by a falling object, or have slipped and fallen while at work. Finally, exposure to hazardous materials can cause an immediate injury or be the cause of a long-term illness.

How Physical Therapy Helps Work Injuries

Physical therapy can help you recover and get back to work as quickly as possible after a work injury. A physical therapist can help alleviate symptoms while improving your mobility. Our various evaluations and treatments for work injuries can include:

  • Evaluating the strength and endurance needed for work-related duties
  • Assessing candidates' ability to perform work-related duties
  • Education in pain and symptom management
  • Customized treatment plans to meet your personal and work-related goals
  • Personalized home exercise programs
  • Assessments to determine if a patient is fit to return to work after an injury

Schedule your appointment or call today to learn more about our workers' compensation and work-related injury program.

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