Physical therapy plays a vital role in the rehabilitation and recovery of injured workers, helping them regain physical function, reduce pain, and return to work safely. Here are some key aspects of physical therapy for injured workers: Assessment and Evaluation: A Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist will conduct a thorough evaluation of the worker’s condition, including a review of medical history and any diagnostic tests. They assess the extent of the injury, functional limitations, and factors that may affect the worker’s ability to perform their job.

  • Our practitioners employ various techniques to manage pain associated with the work-related injury. This may include manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, heat or cold therapy, dry needling, strapping or other modalities to reduce pain and promote healing.

  • The practitioner designs a customised treatment plan that focuses on restoring the worker’s function and mobility. This may involve specific exercises to improve strength, flexibility, range of motion, balance, and coordination, targeting the affected body parts and compensating for any limitations.

  • Our practitioners understand the physical demands of various occupations. They develop rehabilitation programs tailored to the worker’s job requirements, incorporating job-specific exercises and simulated tasks to facilitate a safe return to work. This may involve practice with proper body mechanics, ergonomics, and modifications to prevent re-injury.

  • Our sessions emphasise functional training to help injured workers regain the ability to perform work-related tasks effectively. This may include activities such as lifting, carrying, bending, reaching, or operating equipment, with a focus on proper body mechanics and strengthening the necessary muscles.

  • We aim to educate injured workers about their injury, proper body mechanics, and strategies to prevent future injuries. They provide guidance on ergonomic modifications, workplace adaptations, and techniques for injury prevention, empowering the worker to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

  • Our practitioners collaborate with the injured worker, employers, and other healthcare professionals to facilitate a gradual return to work process. They help determine suitable work tasks and accommodations, monitor progress, and modify treatment plans accordingly, ensuring a safe transition back to full work duties.

Physical therapy for injured workers aims to expedite recovery, minimise disability, and optimise functional outcomes. By addressing pain, restoring mobility, and focusing on job-specific rehabilitation, allied health practitioners play a crucial role in helping injured workers regain their physical capabilities and safely reintegrate into the workforce.

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