I hate being injured.
It can keep me from doing things I really love to do.
- Working out
- Playing outside
- Practicing my dance moves (I’ve said too much)
- Sometimes it even affects my work and mood.
My goal when I get injured is to first figure out why and how I got injured and what preventive measures I can take to decrease the risk of that specific injury or other injuries in the future.
Then I like to come up with a plan that will help me recover faster so that I can get back to practicing those sick dance moves as soon as possible.
I’ve got a motto, “It’s hard to live a LimitlessLIFE if you can’t get out of bed.”
Nobody expects to be injured on the job. In fact, many employers dedicate a large portion of their budget to educating employees on safe practices, in addition to re-vamping facilities to meet safety codes.
Unfortunately, accidents do happen. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1.1 million injuries happened in the workplace in 2011, with an average recuperation time of eight days.
If you have not already done so, report your injury as soon as possible to your supervisor or your company's workers' compensation coordinator. If more than 24 hours have elapsed from the time of injury, we advise that you report your injury in writing as well as verbally with a copy retained for your records. List any witnesses to the incident in addition to exactly where, when, and how it happened.
Your Workstar™ physician will be designing a treatment program which will include follow-up doctor's office visits and possibly appointments for rehabilitative care. It is imperative that all scheduled appointments be attended since compliance and attendance are monitored by both your employer and your Workers' Compensation Insurance Carrier.
Normal exercises can cause a lot of stress to joints especially in people who have recently gone through knee replacements, are overweight or have arthritis. Any movement can be painful. That is why aquatics are highly recommended for arthritis and joint sufferers. It should also come as no surprise that arthritis sufferers respond well to aquatics, after all, our bodies are made of almost 80% water. But it is the combination of water and movement that makes aquatics the ideal exercise regime for arthritis sufferers.
The benefits of aquatic therapy far outweigh the benefits of exercising on land. Here’s why: