Work Injuries can often cause severe and debilitating symptoms such as pain,numbness and tingling. These often lead to reduced worker productivity, lost time from work, and temporary or permanent disability. Common causes include poor ergonomics (job set up), repetitive, forceful, or prolonged movements or heavy lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying of heavy objects.
Others include prolonged faulty postures and exposure to vibration or an unsafe work environment. Physiotherapy addresses injury prevention strategies and goalsetting in order to return to work within a reasonable time frame. If you are hurt a work, please take the appropriate steps in order to start physiotherapy as soon as possible.
We also use modalities such as ice and heat in order to reduce swelling on the tissue area. In addition, we also apply TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) in order to stimulate the tissues to promote better blood flow. Therapeutic Ultrasound is also available in order to break down scar tissues around the supporting muscles. This modality also reduces inflammation around the shoulder joint that causes pain and discomfort.
Our therapist will guide patients through exercise programs that will help the supporting muscles get stronger and they will also teach you manual stretches that can be perform anywhere in order to reduce muscle tension and fatigue.