Physical Therapy for Work-Related Injuries in Grand Junction, CO
Eighty percent of work-related injuries are musculoskeletal in nature, which means conditions that affect the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, or nerves. Physical therapy can help restore mobility and range of motion and build strength to avoid further injury.
For injured employees, physical therapy is often a major part of treatment and plays a key role in the employee returning to work. Not only does physical therapy help restore function and strengthen the injured body part and surrounding muscles, but it can also help prevent the injury from recurring in the future.
At WorkPartners Occupational Health in Grand Junction, Colorado, we offer physical therapy provided by a highly trained physical therapist and athletic trainer who work along with our doctors and chiropractor to treat work-related musculoskeletal disorders such as:
- Muscle, tendon, ligament, and nerve injuries – These may include pulled muscles and muscle spasms, sprains, strains, tendonitis, bursitis, and nerve compression. Physical therapy can ease the pain and improve range of motion without resulting in further damage.
- Upper extremity (arm) conditions – Physical therapy can help relieve pain from conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis (inflammation of tendons in the wrist), frozen shoulder, rotator cuff strain or tear, and elbow tendonitis, all of which can cause pain, stiffness, and limited movement.
- Neck and back pain from a spine injury or poor posture – Physical therapy for neck and back injuries can help limit further damage and hasten recovery time.
Comprehensive Physical Rehabilitation Services
Other work-related injuries that may require physical rehabilitation include lung disorders, an infected wound, an amputation, or a severe burn.
In providing physical rehabilitation services, WorkPartners Occupational Health follows workers’ compensation rehab standardized protocols. This helps determine the level of participation and activity that is right for injured workers following rehabilitation, thus providing the highest probability for return to work without re-injury.
At WorkPartners, our physical therapist and athletic trainer administer FCEs (functional capacity evaluations), which include a comprehensive medical assessment of an individual’s safe functional tolerances and physical limitations relative to their work activities. These tests may include a variety of physical performance analysis measures including range of motion, physical strength, flexibility, stamina, and the ability to lift and carry objects.
WorkPartners Occupational Health offers comprehensive physical rehabilitation based on the worker’s individualized treatment plan, which may include specific exercises, hands-on manual therapy, massage, heat, cold, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound to improve and expedite recovery.
For More on Physical Therapy Services for Injured Employees, Contact Us Today!
To learn more about our physical therapy services and get the process started so you or an employee can get back to work faster, call WorkPartners Occupational Health today at (970) 241-5585 or use our online form to request an appointment.