Why you need physical therapy after a workplace injury

Workplace Injury

Climbing a ladder on a construction project. Typing all those emails and reports. Lifting a heavy box of files. The workplace is riddled with activities that can lead to injuries. 

The reality is that people will injure themselves at work no matter how hard employers work to prevent injuries. the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that private employers reported 2.8 million workplace injuries and illnesses in 2019. Physical therapy is a treatment option that can offer many benefits for people who have been injured while working. 

Three benefits that physical therapy can offer people with workplace injuries

Dealing with a workplace injury can be a daunting task. You may have to take days or weeks off of work to heal depending on how serious your injury is. This can lead to reduced income for your household. Also, people who have been injured once are more likely to develop future injuries. 

Physical therapists offer services that can help you address these and other concerns. In fact, physical therapy can provide injured workers with benefits like: 

  1. Decreased injury care costs — Going to see a medical professional for an injury can be expensive. Most insurance plans cover a percentage of these costs, but you’ll likely still have to pay something out of your own pocket. 

Physical therapy is effective at helping manage injury pain. This means that it can help you avoid having to use more expensive medical services. One study reveals that using physical therapy as your first treatment option could lead to 72% fewer costs. 

  1. Reduced time out of work — The goal of most physical therapists is to get you back to work as soon as possible. How long you’ll be out of work depends on your injury. But you may be out of work for less time if a physical therapist is your first stop. A medical study reports that 94% of the patients who had same-day access to physical therapy were back at work the same day or the day after. 
  1. Decreased risk of future injuries — Your physical therapist will work with you to improve your strength and flexibility. Additionally, they can help you learn about the importance of workplace ergonomics. This can help you make changes to your work environment that increase its safety. As a result, you’ll be less likely to develop a work injury in the future. 

Check out Excel Sports & Physical Therapy for effective workplace injury treatment

Ready to find physical therapists who can help you get these benefits for your workplace injury? These are exactly the type of specialists included in our team at Excel PT. We can do a free screening to determine what type of injury you’ve suffered. In addition, our physical therapists excel at creating personalized therapy plans designed to offer the benefits above and more. This is possible thanks to the many beneficial therapy services we offer, such as: 

Contact our team today for more information about how we can help treat your work injury or to schedule your initial appointment.