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Work Related Injuries

Physical Therapy Services

Conveniently located in Waterloo, NY on Rte 5 & 20

Finger Lakes Physical Therapy

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"Austin's is great. They work with you to get you back in the best of shape after injuries and surgeries between working in the gym or in the pool, which is wonderful."
-- JESSICA F. --
"Brilliant physical therapists who genuinely care and want to help you! The facility is nice and up to date as well, and I love the heated pool!"
-- LISA M. --

Physical Therapy for Work Related Injuries

Did you sustain a work injury while on the job? If so, Austin Physical Therapy Center can help you recover and get back to work. Proper physical therapy plays a key role in helping people recover from work injuries, especially since treatment is often covered under workers’ compensation insurance.

Work injuries can cause physical, mental, and monetary distress, especially if you are unsure of how long your recovery period will be. Because of this, it is essential to consult with a physical therapist as soon as possible to get started on the right rehabilitation plan for your needs.

Do you have one of these common work injuries?

There are a number of different injuries that can occur while performing work duties and activities. Some of the more common workplace injuries we see and treat, include:

Back Pain
Back pain is the most commonly reported source of pain, and it can be caused by several work-related activities. From long periods of inactivity, such as sitting at a desk all day, to applying too much force on your back, such as repeatedly lifting heavy items with the wrong body mechanics, almost any work activity can lead to back pain.

Tendinitis
Tendinitis develops through repetitive motions and excessive overuse of certain body parts. Symptoms typically include tenderness, pain, and swelling. This condition most commonly occurs in the knees, elbows, and shoulders, and can be corrected with physical therapy.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed, typically due to repetitive motions. Common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome include typing and assembly line work. A physical therapy program may include light exercises to strengthen the muscles in your hand and wrist, as well as stretches to improve flexibility.

Sprains and Strains
Sprains and strains can occur throughout the body, affecting the tendons and ligaments. These can occur from trauma, such as falling off a ladder, or repetitive motions. They can also occur as a result of improper use of equipment. Whatever the case may be, physical therapy through the Austin Physical Therapy Center can help you reduce or even eliminate the pain from an injured tendon or ligament.

Auto Accidents
Work-related automobile accidents can result in injuries ranging from mild cuts and abrasions to broken bones and severe whiplash. Physical therapy can help in your recovery from an automobile accident by reducing pain and inflammation, and restoring your range of motion.

Work Related Injuries Can Affect Anyone!

A work injury can be described as any injury that’s sustained while an employee is on the job. Many occupations can present potentially dangerous situations, including construction, police work, or nursing. However, even office work can lead to work-related injuries, as sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time can take a toll on your body. People who work in offices or factories are also prone to repetitive motion injuries, due to the nature of their jobs that require constant repetition.

If you happen to get hurt at work, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible, as almost any type of injury left untreated may become more severe over time. Physical therapy has been proven successful in quickly and effectively treating work injuries for people of all ages.

At Austin Physical Therapy, we employ the most advanced treatment methods for pain relief, improved mobility, and overall well-being.

Your assigned physical therapist will create a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs, in addition to helping you with techniques for proper performance while on the job, in order to avoid further injury in the future.

If you were injured at work, call us today for your appointment and we’ll get started on the first steps of your treatment plan. We can also work with your worker’s compensation caseworker, if applicable, to help you recover quickly and get you back to your normal routine.

Questions? Need to schedule an appointment? Call (315) 539-4683 today!