An indispensable step in almost any treatment, prevention of any injury to the body is of paramount importance. It helps to ensure that patients are able to go about their routine lives without any mishaps. Mankind has ventured into many fields in order to sustain the present day comforts afforded to us. New industries have spawned since the dawn of technology in the late seventeenth century. With every new industry, mankind has pushed its’ limits of mental and physical potential. But with every milestone achieved, there have been some hazards involved. In 2015 alone, in EU-28, the number of fatal accidents reached 3876, out of which the lion’s share was accounted for in the construction sector. With time, industries have realized the financial strain work-related injuries and accidents exert on the economy, viz., treatment cost, insurance payouts, legal jurisdiction cost in the event of fatalities. There is no wonder today companies focus on safe workplaces by imbibing strong skill training and workplace safety tips and programs. They are also tying up with medical institutions to provide medical care to their employees.
How can physical therapy benefit your employees:
The objective of a good physical therapy service is to educate your employee about the various unsafe work conditions prevalent work and how to prevent them. A structured module on a physical exercise involving strength, mobility and flexibility will help improve their productivity in the long run. Physical therapy is carried out for various conditions such as Arthritis, neck and back pain, Disc Herniation, Whiplash to name a few. Physical therapy or Physiotherapy (PT) helps to relieve pain, improve motor functions of various body parts, prevent disability, helps to rehab after a major illness and has many more benefits.
What does a Physiotherapist do:
In your first therapy session, your PT will examine and assess your needs. You will be asked questions about the symptoms of your pain, your profession’s physical needs, sleep cycle, medical history. Through various physical tests, he will understand the mobility and flexibility in your body, your heartbeat rhythm when you are active, your posture or balance. Based on all these tests and your response to all the questions, the PT works out a comprehensive treatment plan for you. This custom tailored treatment plan will include your personal goals.
What does a typical PT treatment plan include:
This plan will include exercise and stretches, massage, heat or cold therapy, usage of ultrasound or various other aids to ease muscular spasms or joint pain. It may also involve the use of tools and equipment such as a walker, the artificial limb that will help you to move or maintain your balance of posture. Depending on your rate of progress, the therapist will add or remove additional treatments as deemed necessary. Although, some of the training is given at the hospital. Nowadays, PTs prefer to provide exercise training in the comfort of the patient’s home as it provides a congenial environment for faster recovery and better results for the patient.