Cure musculoskeletal injuries with Physiotherapist at Home
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy can help you recover from musculoskeletal injuries. Work-related musculoskeletal injuries are defined as a range of inflammatory disorders resulting from injury sustained while performing work duties.
Work related injuries are the result of regular exposure to work activities that contribute significantly to the development of painful symptoms and conditions that are worsened or persist due to work conditions. These can be the result of repetitive and frequent work activities resulting in overuse and strain to nerves, ligaments, muscles, tendons, joints, and spinal discs.
These disorders are also commonly referred to as repetitive strain injuries, cumulative trauma disorders, and overuse syndrome, among others.
Due to the emphasis on upper extremity use in occupational tasks, the vast majority of work-related injuries impact the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders and neck; however, conditions involving the lower extremities and feet, as well as spine and back are common. Work related injuries do not include conditions caused by slips, trips, falls, or related injuries, whether or not sustained in the workplace.
What Conditions Does Work related musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation Treat?
Physical therapists can treat a wide variety of work related musculoskeletal conditions, depending on their specialty. Some conditions that can be benefit from this type of treatment are:
- Low Back
- Hand and wrist for conditions such as Carpel tunnel syndrome and trigger finger
- Musculoskeletal dysfunction such as back pain and rotator cuff tears.
- Sports-related injuries, such as Concussion and Tennis elbow
- Women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction.
How It Works?
A physical therapist helps take care of patients in all phases of healing, from initial diagnosis through the restorative and preventive stages of recovery. Physical therapy may be a standalone option, or it may support other treatments. Some patients are referred to a physical therapist by their doctor, but other seek therapy themselves.
Whichever way a patient come to a physical therapist; they can expect to:
- Undergo a physical exam and evaluation, including a health history and certain testing procedures, including evaluation of posture, movement and flexibility, and of muscle and joint motion and performance
- Receive a clinical diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care and short- and long-term goals
- Receive physical therapy treatment and intervention based on the therapist’s evaluation and diagnosis
- Receive self-management recommendations
Patients often train with a physical therapist in exercises that they can do at home, to help them function more effectively.
Depending on the reason for treatment, the benefits of physical therapy include:
- Pain management with reduced need for opioids
- Avoiding surgery
- Improved mobility and movement
- Recovery from injury or trauma
- Recovery from stroke or paralysis
- Fall prevention
- Improved balance
- Management of age-related medical problems
- Improved working efficiency
- Reduced work-related physical stress
- May reduce the risk of hospitalization
- Reduce the work place accidents and trauma
A Physical or Occupational therapist can help an athlete to maximize their performance through strengthening specific parts of the body and using muscles in new ways. A healthcare provider or physical therapist can advise individuals about the benefits specific to their personal medical history and their need for treatment.