Treatment has been great. I have been walking and bending over better. I’m able to do housework and a little yard work! Everyone I have worked with has done a wonderful job.
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Physical Therapy for Postal Carriers
While online shopping has steadily continued to grow over the years, the recent Covid pandemic and stay at home orders have caused it to absolutely explode and postal carriers are directly impacted contending with more volume, heavier packages, and longer shifts. Simply put, the job is physically taxing and as a result, injuries are on the rise. The Government Accountability Office reports 34,000 injuries a year. Our physical therapists at Therapy Unlimited do a lot more than stretching or strengthening weak muscles after an injury or surgery. They evaluate and diagnose many problems before they lead to more serious injuries or even disability. They also help with managing pain. Which is why adding physical therapy to your life as a postal worker would benefit you in the future and help prevent serious consequences for not listening to your body. Common injuries include but aren’t limited to:
It is important NOT to ignore signs and symptoms of injury including: pain, tightness, loss of range in motion or use, and/or or swelling.
For injuries that are non-emergent, consider seeing a physical therapist! Most insurance plans cover physical therapy including claims filed with the Department of Labor. Physical therapy is also now covered under Direct Access – meaning you don’t need a referral to initially see a PT – you’re entitled to 10 visits within 21 days before needing a prescription. Some of the benefits of physical therapy for injuries sustained on the job or as a result of the job are as follows:
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