WORK PLACE INJURIES (WSBC)


Work related injuries include a wide range of injuries that occur at the workplace. These types of injuries can result from:

  • Repetitive overuse e.g. working on an assembly line
  • Heavy overload e.g. lifting a heave piece of equipment
  • A sudden slip
  • Twist or Fall
  • Direct Impact e.g (being knocked by heavy equipment)

 

Common Work Injuries Include:

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries: Rotator Cuff Impingement, Tennis/Golfers Elbow, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, DeQuervain’s Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel.
  • Fractures: Upper and Lower Limbs.
  • Dislocations: Collar Bone, Shoulder, Elbow, Knee Cap, Fingers.
  • Muscle/Tendon Strains: Neck/Back, Shoulder, Hip/Groin, Hamstring, Calf/Achilles.
  • Ligament/Joint Sprains: Back, Shoulder/Elbow, Hip/Knee, Ankle, Wrist and Fingers.

 

Treatment Includes The Following:

  • Education:
    Ice vs. Heat. Application of braces, slings, seated back supports and compression garments. Signs and symptoms for early detection of possible circulation or infection complications.
  • Ergonomics:
    Correct postural positions with respect to the position of the chair, desk, computer and working equipment. Ensure appropriate techniques with respect to pushing, carrying, pulling and lifting.
  • Electrotherapy:
    Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy, Laser, Ultrasound, Interferential and Tens serve to decrease pain, inflammation and swelling as well as to promote healing and prevent the formation of scar tissue.  
  • Manual Therapy:
    Soft tissue techniques and spinal/joint mobilizations to restore range of motion and function.
  • Exercise Rehabilitation:
    Modified and progressive exercise to prepare and assist in a safe and successful return to work and regular duties. Exercise will include postural stability, core strength, balance, functional strength and a home programme.

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