If you get injured at work, a course of physical therapy in Bowie will put you on the quickest path to a safe return

physical therapy in bowie workplace injuries

January 23, 2019

All jobs come with a certain degree of risk for injury, although this risk is far greater in some jobs (like construction and manufacturing) than others (like desk jobs). If you happen to sustain an injury on the job that prevents you from working for an extended period of time, the aftermath is often troubling. Not being able to work is difficult enough, but if the injury is severe, it may also prevent you from performing many simple everyday activities. This can lead to anxiety and a sense of defeat from the disability, and for many, the only solution is to get back in the saddle and return to work as quickly as possible. We can help patients through this process with a course of physical therapy in Bowie, which we believe is the fastest path to a safe return to work.

Every year, approximately six million individuals suffer from an injury sustained while working. About one-third of these injuries are due to overexertion and repetitive stress. In both cases, performing a specific job-related task—such as lifting, holding, pulling, pushing, or even typing—repeatedly for a long period of time eventually causes soreness or pain that makes it difficult to continue with the job. Injuries caused by slips, trips, and falls account for another one-third of workplace injuries and are a top cause of worker’s compensation claims. Workers can also be injured in workplace accidents from faulty machinery, falling objects, and unsafe working conditions, and these injuries often tend to be more serious.

At CAM Physical Therapy and Wellness Services, we offer a variety of services that are intended to help injured workers get back to their jobs as quickly and safely as possible. Our programs are individualized for each patient but in all cases the focus is on regaining the physical capacity and activity levels that were present before the injury. We also introduce several ways to help prevent a re-injury of any sort in the future, so that each patient can continue to work without further interference.

How physical therapy in Bowie can help you return to work quickly and safely

Depending on the type and severity of the injury, whether worker’s compensation is involved, your health coverage, and a number of other factors, we’ll decide together which program is best for you. When it comes to helping a patient return to work, here are some of the services that may be involved in your course of physical therapy in Bowie:

  • Standard physical therapy: there will be a physical therapy component of every program we offer, and we will create a tailored treatment plan for you based on your injury, occupation and goals; this will include both an in-office regimen and a home-exercise program, which is essential to a speedy recovery
  • Work hardening and work conditioning: both of these programs focus on work simulation activities with the intention of retraining the patient to perform them on the job; though similar in nature, work hardening is a more aggressive program than work conditioning
  • Functional capacity evaluations: these are comprehensive evaluations that objectively measure strength, endurance, physical abilities, work level and tolerance to determine when a patient is ready to return to work
  • Ergonomic assessments: ergonomics has to do with making sure that your work environment is free of hazards that can lead to injury; we can provide an assessment at your work or home environment to further reduce your chances of a re-injury or a new injury

Nobody wants to be prevented from performing his or her job because of an injury. That’s why we want to help you overcome your injury and get you back to your profession and the fastest and safest manner with a course of physical therapy in Bowie. If you’ve recently been injured at work, contact CAM Physical Therapy and Wellness Services today at 301-464-7390 to schedule an appointment at any of our four clinics in Hyattsville, Laurel, Glenn Dale/Bowie, or our newest location in Silver Spring, MD, or you can click here for more information workplace injuries.