What Should I Do if I Get Injured?
Never try to “work through” the pain of a sports injury. Stop playing or exercising when you feel pain. Playing or exercising more only causes more harm. Some injuries should be seen by a doctor right away. Others you can treat yourself.
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: