OCCUPATIONAL INJURY

Occupational health is the devising and implementation of the promotion and protection of workers’ health. While occupational health, covers all injuries and events at the workplace, the largest focus is on the prevention of injury. There are multiple disciplines which include but are not limited to: tests & screenings, physical exams, injury care, physical therapy and injury prevention. Overall, occupational health ultimately reduces both total injury cases and total workdays lost.  However, work accidents or work related injury occur & chiropractic can be a beneficial approach when confronted with musculoskeletal conditions

 

HOW DO PEOPLE SUSTAIN INJURY IN THE WORK PLACE?

According to the National Safety Council, overexertion and bodily reaction is leading cause of non-fatal injury at 33% of incidences. Most commonly, these non-impact injuries result from these activities:

  • Lifting   

  • Pulling   

  • Pushing   

  • Carrying

  • Bending   

  • Twisting   

  • prolonged sitting

These activities usually result in less severe injuries such as sprains, strains, and tendinitis; however, some more
severe injuries occur such as fractures and disc injuries. The most common area of injury is the back & specifically low back. 

Injured construction worker or engineer

HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP?

Chiropractors focus on musculoskeletal conditions like low back pain to ultimately restore proper join function in the spine and allow the nervous system to function optimally.  When this occurs, maintaining proper posture, decrease pain, improve muscle strength and coordination and ultimately improve mobility. Chiropractic can serve as injury management,  injury prevention as well as accelerated recovery times for sustained injuries.  According to the Western Journal of Medicine, when chiropractic is utilized in the workplace, it not only reduces the immediate cost of an episode of care, but reduces the subsequent reoccurrence of chronic conditions.

Physiotherapy

HEALTH IN MOTION CHIROPRACTIC

At Health In Motion, our large focus is predicated upon injury prevention by utilizing elements of functional
rehabilitation. Not only do we treat symptoms, but we also have an extensive exercise regiments focusing on strength and mobility. Proper strength and mobility permits the body to maintain proper posture while performing work activities, as well as providing stability during strenuous activities. We incorporate patient education involving correct lifting mechanics, ergonomic recommendations and stretching exercises.  All these encompass preventive measures to keep our patients functioning optimally.

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