Getting hurt is stressful. Getting hurt at work is even more stressful. Having a health care team dedicated to helping you recover can ease some of that stress and allow you to focus more on your recovery.
At Orthocenter, our providers are well-acquainted with workplace injuries, and we understand the need for a timely evaluation and an effective recovery plan.
The majority of American workers, just over 100 million people, are employed in the service sector, so it’s likely not surprising to learn that the service industry has the most workplace injuries. These jobs include trades, transportation, utilities, education, and health services, among others.
Slips, trips, and falls are the most common reasons workers are injured, and sprains, strains, and tears are the most common types of injuries. Orthopedic specialists are experts in treating those types of injuries. The second most common types of workplace injuries are soreness and pain, which are also often effectively treated with proper orthopedic care.
Considering the kinds of injuries most commonly endured at work, it makes sense for the experts at Orthocenter to have expertise in treating workplace injuries.
One of the most important aspects of recovering from an injury is having a plan that is designed to meet your individual needs. The process of recovering and returning to work is going to look different for someone who mostly sits at a desk and sprained their ankle walking down the stairs than it will for a delivery driver with a similar ankle who must get in and out of a truck all day.
Our providers develop treatment plans based on your specific injury and on your day-to-day activities. We want to help you return to work as quickly as possible, which means we evaluate the physical requirements of your job.
Once your doctor understands your injury and what it takes for you to return to work, they create a treatment plan that takes all of that into account. Rehabilitation is not one-size-fits-all. We help you understand where you need to be stronger to avoid future injury, and teach you how to build that necessary strength. We also help you improve the ergonomics of your workspace.
Whether your injury arises from a slip, trip, or fall, is related to repetitive motion, or you’ve strained your muscles doing physical labor, we can help. We want to help you feel good, and if at all possible, return to full productivity.
If you’ve been injured at work, book an appointment at Orthocenter. We have four locations in Red Bank, Morganville, Marlboro Township, and Holmdel, New Jersey. You can request an appointment using online booking at the office most convenient for you, or call to schedule your consultation. Also, you can send a message to the Orthocenter team here on our website.