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Lillington, NC 27546
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EXERCISES HELPED ME GET TO WHERE I COULD SLEEP ALL NIGHT!!
I was trying to pick up a crate at work and heard a pop and felt burning in my left shoulder. This injury made it hard to sleep and do a lot of things at work like raking, laying driveway pipe and stuff like that. Doing the therapy and exercises helped me get to where I could sleep all night and do the things at work that I need to do and things at home too.”

– Charles Ward, TBTW Patient

Injured workers are a lot like injured athletes; only the playing field is different. And like an athlete’s injury, doctors typically recommend physical therapy to treat a work injury. If you need physical therapy for a work injury, workman’s compensation should cover the costs for treatment. At the same time, there are some basic rules to get that treatment covered with a workman’s comp claim.

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.