Workman's Comp Specialist

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Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION, LOCATED IN WASHINGTON, DC

Work accidents that result in injuries may affect your ability to perform your job, as well as manage your life at home. Workmans’ comp is the insurance that covers the cost of your medical expenses related to your work injury. Work injuries can require varied treatments, but they benefit from care with the team at the Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation. They utilize innovative tools and techniques to promote healing, ease pain, and restore function. Call the office in Downtown Washington, DC, or schedule an in-office or telehealth appointment online today.

Workman's Comp Q&A

What is workmans’ comp?

Workmans’ comp, also known as workers’ compensation, is a type of insurance that employers must carry in the event an employee gets injured on the job.

Workmans’ comp covers a certain percentage of any lost wages due to your injury, along with the cost of your medical care. Workmans’ comp isn’t like traditional health insurance, and many health providers might not provide care for injured workers.

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation is a clinic that uses physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, and chiropractic, and the team understands how workmans’ comp insurance works and provides care for injured workers.

What are workmans’ comp injuries?

Any injury that happens at work is a workmans’ comp injury. The type of injury may depend on your job duties and work environment. 

Common work injuries include:

Non-impact injuries

Non-impact injuries may occur when lifting, carrying, or pushing heavy objects. These types of activities may cause back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, or knee pain.

Repetitive motion injuries

You may develop a repetitive motion injury if your job requires repeated use of one body part. 

Slips and falls

Slips and falls may affect any type of worker and result in a wide range of injuries, including sprains, strains, or fractures.

The Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation team provides care for many types of workmans’ comp injuries, helping you heal, easing your pain, and getting you back to your usual level of function.

What happens during a workmans’ comp evaluation?

The team at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation performs a thorough evaluation when you come in for a workmans’ comp evaluation. 

They ask detailed questions about your injury and how it happened. They also ask about your usual job duties and how your injury affects your ability to work. The team reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical assessment, paying close attention to your injured body part.

What are workmans’ comp treatments?

The Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation team customizes your workmans’ comp treatment plan based on injury type, severity of symptoms, and usual level of activity. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Home exercise program (HEP)
  • Chiropractic care
  • Assistive devices
  • Custom orthotics (shoe inserts)
  • Game Ready® cryotherapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Posture training
  • Trigger point dry needling (TDN)
  • Cupping

Most importantly, the team talks to you about your injury and the treatments that can help you heal and get back to your usual activities.

For comprehensive workmans’ comp care, call Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, or schedule an appointment online today.