The Benefits of Occupational Rehab for Your Work Injury

Occupational Rehab for Your Work Injury

You may think that your work-related injury won’t benefit from physical therapy. But did you know that occupational therapy is a type of physical therapy used to treat work-related injuries?

Regardless of the type of job you have, occupational therapy can help you recover after an injury. So, whether you’ve hurt your back lifting heavy objects, or you’ve developed carpal tunnel from typing all day, occupational therapy can help.

At Excel Sports and Physical Therapy, our team has been serving the greater St Louis, Missouri area for more than 30 years. We pride ourselves on the exceptional abilities of our occupational therapists. Our comprehensive occupational rehab process is designed to create a personalized treatment plan to help you heal faster.

Benefits of occupational rehab and therapy

Occupational rehab is thought to be effective only for people who have an injury caused by a physical job, such as carpenter, box loader or lawn care specialist. However, the Excel Sports and Physical Therapy team knows that occupational therapy can benefit you even if your job is a lot less physical.

If you’re an office worker, teacher or an employee in some other more sedentary profession, injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis and others may be caused by your work.  

These types of injuries can impact your effectiveness in the workplace. They can also cause issues such as pain, reduced range of motion and other issues that can decrease your quality of life.

Occupational therapy can help you deal with your work injuries no matter what their cause may be. The benefits of occupational therapy may include:

  • Faster healing of your injured tissues
  • Reduced levels of inflammation
  • Relief of your pain
  • Increased range of motion in the injured area
  • Improvement in posture

Our Excel Sports and Physical Therapy team may be able to assist you in getting back to work more quickly. If you are ready to find treatment for your work-related injury, call Excel Physical Therapy today. We can tell you more about our occupational therapy and help you schedule an appointment. Contact us today.