The Guidelines for Payment of a Work Injury Rehab Program
First of all, the physical therapy treatment needs to be ordered by your treating physician, and the insurance company must give approval. If you don’t get approval for work injury rehab, there are some steps you can take to get the treatment approved.
- Ask the doctor’s office to file a Form WC-205 requesting approval
- File a Form WC-PMT to get treatment approved
- Request a hearing in front of a judge to get approval
- Get a worker’s compensation attorney
The key is to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible and to get medical treatment as soon as possible. These two steps will help ensure a successful worker’s compensation claim.
Physical Therapy and Workplace Injuries
People who have been injured on the job have a unique set of circumstances. Often, returning to work is a necessity for the person’s family. TBTW’s Physical Therapists will develop a treatment plan that is specifically targeted for your circumstances and injury. Goals are set up, and your physical therapist will help you achieve these goals. This health care professional is your coach and partner in returning back to work. Treatment may include manual therapy, stretching, specific exercises, hot and cold treatment, ultrasound, aquatic therapy and joint mobilization. Physical therapy is a holistic treatment that often combines multiple modalities for recovery.
If you’ve been injured in the workplace, be sure to Contact Us TODAY at Total Body Therapy & Wellness in Lillington, NC for a one-on-one consultation and full assessment. Our physical therapists are skilled and committed to your recovery.