Industrial Rehabilitation Program
What is an industrial rehabilitation program?
An industrial rehabilitation program is a course of physical therapy and rehabilitation specifically designed to help workers who are injured on the job regain function and return to work. Additionally, industrial rehabilitation programs can also focus on injury prevention and workplace safety to help reduce the likelihood of a workplace injury occurring.
If you’re an injured worker or looking to prevent a workplace injury, learning more about this form of treatment can help you reach your therapeutic goals. We’re here to help and encourage you to reach out to the team here at USA Spine Care if you have any questions or would like to learn more.
What types of workplace injuries can an industrial rehabilitation program treat and prevent?
Depending on the nature of the job, there are a number of workplace injuries that people in various professions have the highest likelihood of facing. For people in more physical lines of work, common workplace injuries include:
- Neck and back strain
- Hip and knee sprains or strains
- Slip and falls
- Motor vehicle injuries or collisions
- Repetitive stress and overexertion injuries
Although less common, people in desk-based jobs can also face the risk of specific workplace injuries, such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural issues that affect the neck and back
- Chronic headaches
The exact industrial rehabilitation program will vary depending on the individual patient, their line of work and the nature of the injury.
What to expect from an industrial rehabilitation program
The primary goal of any industrial rehabilitation program is to restore function and mobility for the injured worker. This is generally accomplished through a combination of therapeutic exercises designed to strengthen the body and increase range-of-motion and manual therapies that can help relax tense muscles, improve circulation and mobilize joints and soft tissue.
Patients can also expect to receive education on workplace safety and proper ergonomics that can help to reduce repetitive motion strain on the body, correct posture, and decrease the likelihood of new or repeat injury. Like treatment, the number and length of sessions depends on the patient, their profession and the type and severity of the injury.
Industrial Rehabilitation Cost
The cost for any physical therapy program, including industrial rehabilitation, depends on factors such as the specific treatment performed, the length and number of sessions and insurance coverage. Medicare patients should be aware that physical therapy is an approved form of treatment when ordered by a physician. At USA Spine Care, our facilities accept Medicare, most private insurance carriers, workers’ compensation claims and personal injury cases. One of our representatives can answer any questions you have about cost.
Reach out to USA Spine Care Today
Having a healthy and productive livelihood is one of the most important aspects of life and a workplace injury can take that away, while negatively affecting relationships and favorite activities as well. Receiving proper treatment is essential to regaining quality of life and getting back to regular activity. To learn more about how we can help, contact the dedicated team at USA Spine Care today.
Call toll free 1- 866-249-1627.