Workplace injuries can be especially challenging. If you're injured at work and not sure what to do or where to go we've got you covered. One of the most stressful parts of a workplace injury is dealing with all of the necessary parties. This includes your employer, insurance provider, doctor, rehabilitation consultant and physiotherapist. The communication between your healthcare team is a really important piece of your recovery. Everyone should be aware of their roles and necessary duties and should be supporting you in your recovery. One of the challenges is that the workers compensation system can often feel overwhelming and frustrating. There's a few things you can start to do to help the process run smoothly.
1. Understand that often recovering at work is often the best thing to do, as long as it's within reason. Being at work keeps you connected socially and maintains routine which are two important ingredients to recovery.
2. Only focus on what you can control in your recovery - remember you have a team to support you through this. Often it can feel like you're letting people down or you get stressed about what you can or can't do at work, it's best to leave this to the professionals. The best thing you can do is look after yourself. To understand stress better you can read this blog.
3. Have recovery goals that aren't work related. Often when everything becomes about returning to work you can start to feel resentful and get frustrated at your situation. So, focus on family, friends and whatever is most meaningful to you - this will help you stay motivated.
You're allowed to choose your own physiotherapist and Doctor under the SIRA workers compensation framework. To understand more benefits of integrative physiotherapy click here.