When you spend hours sitting every day, you could be doing damage to your spine unless it is properly supported. Long periods of sitting subjects the spine to large amounts of pressure. Your muscles and spinal discs are affected by this stress. Most individuals also have a habit of sitting hunched forward when they work. This position also adds more pressure to the spinal discs. Additionally, it may over-stretch spinal ligaments. (more…)
Getting back to work as quickly as possible is often a priority for those with work-related injuries. In order to return to work safely and be effective, work conditioning may be required. Sovereign Rehabilitation may be able to help you get back to work soon.
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There are many reasons why a person may have been injured while on the job. Some injuries may be one-time occurrences due to an accident of some sort, while others may have roots in environmental causes such as repetitive movements or working in an unsafe manner. (more…)
Ergonomics is known as the science of improving workstations or work environments in ways to enable people to work safer and be more productive. Many companies provide ergonomic audits to ensure that workers have equipment in proper positions to help posture and alleviate muscle fatigue and strain. If you’re working from home, it is worth the time and expense to find a qualified professional to examine your work area and provide you with information on how to optimize it ergonomically. (more…)
“Those who truly believe are always rewarded with the truth.” – Santa Claus
Poor Santa Claus. So much joy and happiness is dependent on him. So much rides on his shoulders, literally and figuratively. Let’s face it, if it weren’t for Santa Claus, who would deliver the millions of gifts to all the children around the world in one night? How does he do it all year after year?
By now, you probably have heard the term “ergonomic.” If you haven’t, ergonomics refers to the science of making your work more comfortable and efficient. This sounds like an ideal work environment, doesn’t it? But, do you have an ergonomically friendly work environment? If you’re not certain about this, Sovereign Rehabilitation offers job-site ergonomic assessments.
Sovereign Rehabilitation’s work-site ergonomic assessment and analysis will determine if you and your employees are working in a safe and productive working environment. This assessment can prevent injury and promote health and productivity in your work place. (more…)
Ergonomics is a field of study that looks at how work spaces are designed. An ergonomic work area can increase efficiency, but more importantly it helps reduce or eliminate the risk of musculoskeletal pain from conditions such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, neck tension or back aches that can occur when we sit at our desk incorrectly for 8 or more hours a day.
Whether your job requires you to spend eight hours at a desk or demands heavy lifting on your feet, you could be putting yourself at risk for a workplace injury.
Desk jobs and repetitive lifting of heavy objects force us to put pressure on our upper and lower back and spine that can cause troubling, sometimes debilitating back pain. The position we constantly hold our wrists in to type can contribute to painful repetitive stress injuries. Our jobs also frequently make us susceptible to neck strain and musculoskeletal injuries to the knees, legs, and hips.
At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we make it part of our mission to cater to your care the entire time you’re in our offices. Whether you come to us after a work injury or for treatment for your fibromyalgia (or anything in between), our team of certified, trained physical therapists make your recovery our priority.
But getting back to your best takes more than making a trip to our office – sometimes it takes rest. And for some people, that can be the hardest part of recovery from your injury or condition. So how much rest do you need? How much is too much? What if you become out of shape? Well, consider this:
Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits to workers who are injured on a job or at a job site. Compensation for employees has been deemed necessary because many people who are injured on the job are unable to perform their employment duties for a while, or in extreme cases they may not ever be able to return to work. Because of the severity of a decision of this magnitude for both the employer and the injured employee, certain criteria have been put into place to ensure that correct compensation is awarded to those who qualify. An impairment rating test must be completed before a disability claim can be filed and before any needed care can be received.
For most work related injuries, employees find that they may need conventional physical therapy and will quickly recover and return to their normal working environment. However, for some the injury can be so severe and require an extended recovery time that the injured worker becomes de-conditioned and his or her endurance must be reconditioned to handle the critical demands of the job. For those patients who are not able to return to work promptly after recovering from an injury, Sovereign Rehabilitation offers a work conditioning program. This program specifically addresses the deficits in strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination, and function needed to achieve a full return to work.