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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In January of 2009 at age 66, I was struck by a car while I was on the side of the road. I sustained a broken shoulder, extensive soft tissue damage in both legs and head/ neck injuries. The Physiotherapists at PPSC have worked with my physician coordinating my therapy recovery process, beginning with Physiotherapy, then bringing in Kinesiology treatments as well as Massage Therapy. The Physiotherapists work with recurring vertigo, light headedness, neck problems and lower back issues, has been like a miracle. Having all of these services in one clinic has made my recovery process much easier. I very much appreciate the effective communication not only with me as a patient but with my physician, and in this uninsured motorist case, my lawyer and an insurance company. I have made continuous progress and feel very fortunate to have found the Panorama Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic. The positive attitude shown by the respective therapists has inspired me to do my part in my healing process and gives me what I feel is a motto for the professional treatment and encouragement received at this clinic.

Joyce

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