Due to hurricane damage, the Havelock location is closed until further notice. Havelock therapists Hannah Zhang, Sarah Hall and Judy Hickes are available to see patients at the New Bern location. Please call the New Bern location at (252) 636-9800 to discuss your care.

How can I benefit by seeking physical therapy for common workplace injuries?

Common Workplace Injuries

Millions of Americans get injured on the job every year. Some of these injuries are common, like straining your back from lifting a heavy object. Some of them are more serious and require professional oversight while healing. Physical therapy can help you recover from many common workplace injuries. But did you know that physical therapy can also help you prevent common workplace injuries?

Are you wondering how you can benefit from physical therapy for common injuries sustained at work? Physical therapy can help you get back on the job with confidence. 

How physical therapy can help prevent workplace injuries

Every work environment is different. By talking with a physical therapist about your daily operations, they can help you determine what precautions you can take to prevent an injury. These can include: 

  • A full physical evaluation to ascertain any ongoing musculoskeletal issues that can be irritated at the workplace.
  • Introducing specific strength training exercises to build up muscles to prevent strains while on the job.
  • Stretching. Most workplace injuries happen in the morning. This is no accident, because your muscles are still stiff in the mornings. A physical therapist can help educate you in stretching techniques to help loosen your muscles so they are flexible at work.


How can physical therapy help if I’ve already hurt myself on the job? 

Work hardening is personalized treatment designed for you and your specific job. A physical therapist will evaluate the specific tasks that you routinely perform at work. This allows them to simulate the work environment to design specific strength training techniques for you. If you’ve hurt yourself at work, you may want to consider a work hardening program to help you return to work with confidence. Some of the goals of work hardening include:

  • Strengthening the injured area to avoid injuring it again after you return to work.
  • Reducing pain and discomfort to make returning to work easier. 
  • Helping improve and promote good posture to avoid excess strain on the back, neck and shoulders. 

Worried about common workplace injuries? Our team at Peak Performance understands the importance of getting to work every day

Hurting yourself at work is bad enough. But we understand if you’re worried about recovering quickly to get back on the job. Our team at Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy has years of experience working with worker’s compensation clients. We are prepared to build you a personalized treatment plan for your workplace injury. 

Contact us today for more information about common workplace injuries or to schedule an initial appointment.