Care for work, auto and sports injuries.
Work and auto injuries.
Millions of Americans are injured while working. Common work injuries include spine disorders – particularly in the heavy-machinery industries – and cumulative trauma from repetitive motions, which causes carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. Cumulative-trauma injuries continue to increase as computer usage grows throughout business and industry.
A common auto injury is whiplash, a condition created by the forces of a collision that snap one’s neck forward and backward very quickly. Whiplash injuries are often accompanied by headaches, stiffness and pain and should be addressed by a qualified physical therapist as soon as possible.
Musculoskeletal disorders are among the most prevalent medical problems. They affect 7% of the population and account for 14% of physician visits and 19% of hospital stays. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are caused or made worse by the work environment. They can cause severe, often debilitating symptoms such as pain, numbness and tingling. They can also reduce worker productivity by causing missed time from work, varying degrees of disability and increased Workers’ Compensation costs.
Forceful, prolonged or repetitive motions, frequent or heavy lifting, moving or carrying heavy objects and awkward postures can all contribute to work injuries. Work conditions that combine these risk factors will also increase the risk for musculoskeletal injuries. Your patients’ risk depends on how long they’re exposed, how often they’re exposed and their level of exposure.
Our patient care starts with an extensive evaluation of the problem. Then we develop a personalized treatment program. We have the training, education and ability to resolve work-related injuries. Our work conditioning program is designed to bring about pain relief and return to function. We consider the evidence and incorporate only those therapies known to get good results. The goal of customized therapy is to improve the patient’s ability to perform work tasks safely while reducing their pain.
An injury is one of the worst things that can happen to an athlete. It doesn’t matter whether one is a professional baseball or football player, a tennis player, a high-school athlete or a casual weekend warrior. The last thing one wants is to be sidelined by any kind of injury.
We offer expert rehab services designed to get people back to their sports in a timely manner after injury or surgery. We go beyond traditional physical therapy by developing customized rehab programs based on each person’s specific condition and specific sport with the goal of helping them maximize strength, flexibility, endurance and overall function. Our staff includes certified strength and conditioning specialists and athletic trainers with vast experience.
We have delivered thousands of healing treatments to Illinois residents, helping them achieve healthier, more active lives. Learn firsthand why our patients and referring physicians recommend us so often. For more information about our physical therapy programs, please call us at 618-632-5800.