Sports Medicine Speeds Worker Return

When rehabilitating injured workers, it’s been found that the same principles that lead to successful recoveries for athletes can be applied in the workplace.

There is a common misconception that the preferred treatment for most musculoskeletal injuries, especially work-related injuries, consists of medication to dull the pain and rest to recuperate and promote healing.

While rest and anti-inflammatory medicines have a place, research shows this passive treatment plan has ill effects, and may in fact be somewhat detrimental to the progress of healing and safe return to a pre-injury condition.

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