Physical therapy plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation and management of work-related injuries. Whether the injury is due to repetitive strain, overexertion, falls, or other work-related factors, physical therapy can help injured workers recover, regain function, and return to work safely
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How Can Velocity Physical Therapy Help?
Our physical therapists focus on the injured worker’s functional goals, with a rapid progression of care. By providing thorough assessments and documentation of functional tolerances, we ensure a safe return to work
Evaluation and Assessment:
A physical therapist assesses the nature and severity of the work-related injury through a comprehensive evaluation. This includes understanding the mechanics of the injury, identifying contributing factors, and evaluating the impact on the individual's physical function.
Physical therapists use various techniques, including modalities like heat, cold, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation, to manage pain and reduce inflammation associated with work injuries.
Restoring Mobility and Function:
Physical therapy aims to restore the injured worker's mobility, flexibility, and range of motion through exercises and manual therapy techniques.
Strengthening and Conditioning:
Customized exercises are designed to strengthen weakened muscles, improve overall physical conditioning, and address muscle imbalances caused by the injury.
Physical therapists educate injured workers about proper ergonomics and body mechanics to prevent further injury while performing work-related tasks.
The therapy plan may include work-specific exercises to simulate job-related movements and tasks, helping the worker regain the ability to perform their job duties safely and effectively.
Physical therapists focus on restoring functional abilities required for work tasks, such as lifting, bending, reaching, and carrying.
Gradual Return to Work:
Once the injured worker reaches a certain level of recovery, physical therapists collaborate with employers and occupational health professionals to facilitate a gradual and safe return to work.
Your physical therapist will design a customized exercise program to target specific muscles and improve the stability and strength of your ankle. These exercises may include
Range of motion exercises to improve flexibility.
Strengthening exercises for the muscles around the ankle, including the calf muscles.
Proprioceptive and balance exercises to improve stability and prevent future injuries.
Functional exercises that simulate everyday activities to restore normal movement patterns.
What You Can Expect?
Heat or Ice Pack Therapy
Heat and ice packs are commonly used in physical therapy for their distinct benefits in managing pain, reducing inflammation, and promoting healing
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These impulses can target nerves, muscles, and tissues, affecting how pain signals are transmitted and perceived by the brain
Techniques like massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy are used to address muscle tension, improve circulation, and reduce muscle knot
The mechanical vibrations generated by ultrasound can help relax tense muscles and reduce muscle spasms