Springs Physical Therapy
Negassi Seyoum, DPT
Physical Therapist located in Silver Spring, MD
Work-related injuries are all too common — over 7 million work injuries are reported every year. At Springs Physical Therapy in Silver Spring, Maryland, Negassi Seyoum, DPT, and his team provide customized treatment to help you recover from your injury and get back to work and your other regular activities. If you’ve had a work-related injury, call Springs Physical Therapy or request an appointment online. The practice accepts workers’ compensation to cover your costs.
Work Related Injuries Q & A
What are common work-related injuries?
Millions of people injure themselves at work every year. Some of the most common work-related injuries include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip injuries
- Arm and leg injuries
- Cuts, lacerations, and punctures
Work-related injuries are often due to overexertion or coming into contact with equipment. Slips, trips, and falls are other common causes of work-related injuries.
What should I do if I injure myself at work?
If you get hurt on the job, make sure to report the injury to your supervisor and follow your employer’s protocol for work-related injuries. In many cases, active treatment with physical therapy can accelerate your recovery and get you back to work quickly and safely.
You should call Springs Physical Therapy or schedule an appointment online for an assessment. Dr. Seyoum and his team have years of experience in assessing and treating work-related injuries. They work with your primary health care provider and adjusters to ensure you get the treatment you need to restore your previous level of function.
How can a physical therapist help with a work-related injury?
At Springs Physical Therapy, your treatment begins with a thorough physical assessment that allows your physical therapist to understand your condition. Then they create a customized treatment plan to restore your body’s functions and support your recovery. Your treatment plan may include:
- Therapeutic exercises and stretches
- Manual therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Mechanical traction
- Shock wave therapy
- Dry needling
Physical therapy provides a variety of benefits during your recovery from a work-related injury. In addition to relieving pain and restoring your function and movement, your physical therapist helps you improve your strength and overall conditioning as well as correcting physical imbalances, which promotes long-term health.
Additionally, customized physical therapy can reduce the duration of your recovery and reduce your risk of future injuries.
How can I reduce my risk of injury at work?
Make sure to follow your employer's safety protocols and use common sense when you’re at work. For example, use the correct lifting technique, don’t rush, and pay attention to your surroundings.
Call Springs Physical Therapy or make an appointment online today for expert assessment and treatment for work-related injuries with customized physical therapy programs.