If you sustain an injury that interferes with your ability to do your job, it may seem like all hope is lost. But don’t give up! Industrial rehabilitation helps employees get back to work after such an injury or illness. In this physical therapy education article, we are going to discuss industrial rehabilitation and physical therapy.
What is Industrial Rehabilitation?
Industrial rehabilitation combines occupational therapy and physical therapy to help employees return to work safely after an injury or illness. Industrial rehabilitation therapy can be helpful for workers who:
- Suffer a work injury
- Sustain an illness or condition that impacts your ability to perform your job duties
Working with an industrial rehabilitation specialist will help assess your injury, determine what tasks you are able to perform, and evaluating the ergonomics of your workplace. Rehabilitation can also help you prevent future work injuries by evaluating your form and technique and offering tips for improvement.
Industrial rehabilitation can be sought on your own or through an employer. Some employers are hesitant to offer industrial rehabilitation to employees due to the cost. However, while there is a minor cost to put an employee through such a rehabilitation program, that cost pales in comparison to the amount of money employers can save by preventing future work injuries.
Physical Rehabilitation Clinics in Minnesota
At OrthoRehab Specialists, our physical therapists treat patients in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs for a variety of injuries and conditions. With nearly thirty years of experience, we are widely respected in the industry and have more than 600 local providers who regularly send their patients to our clinics for continued rehabilitation care. We also offer direct access to physical therapy for those patients who do not have a referral. Contact us today to set up your appointment at our Minneapolis or Edina physical therapy clinics.