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Injuries at work can occur suddenly, such as a slip or fall, or slowly over time with repetitive strain on an area of the body. If you are injured at work,you can contact Vigor Physio for the timely Pain and Injury management. We will perform your initial assessment and then decide your further treatment program. Workplace injuries are a common problem.
Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs)/Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) - are caused by repetitive motions that would not result in undue stress or harm if only performed once. - carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis, tendonitis, back pain etc.
Aches and Pains- due to long and awkward postures -sprain, strains etc
We focus on an active injury approach to restoring function and return to work. Whether your workplace injury has occurred from an accident or from overuse, you will find us programs helpful to:
Relieve Your Pain
Strengthen & Flexibility
Improve Your Functional Abilities
Coordinate Your Return To Work
Provide Ergonomic Advice
Provide Workplace Injury Prevention
Sometimes small modifications to work procedures, posture, habits, and/or work station design can make a big difference in the way you feel at the end of a day.
There are many obvious benefits of applying ergonomics in the workplace. Few are listed below:
Lesser work-related injuries and physical ailments (For example- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in software and computer professionals)
Lesser rate of absenteeism
Vigor Physiotherapy can evaluate and administer ergonomic interventions that could help take your institution to great heights. These scientifically proven and researched techniques improve and maintain the overall health of the employees and levels of job satisfaction. Mandatory in most western countries, ergonomic workplaces are picking up the pace in Canada very fast.
Treatment may initially involve hands on therapy, prescription of corrective exercises and advice on avoiding further aggravation to the injury.
As symptoms settle it is often important to progress a home exercise program to incorporate stretching and strengthening exercises. A more structured and supervised exercise program may be more effective.
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