Many workplace injuries are a result of cumulative trauma disorders (CTD).
CTDs are injuries that occur not from one specific incident, but rather from improperly performing a set of movements repetitively (such as typing or controlling a mouse), Dr. Hickman will evaluate the workplace and suggest changes that may assist in minimizing this type of injury. Using a combination of the therapies available, Dr. Hickman is also able to effectively treat workers suffering from these disorders.
Symptoms of CTDs vary based on the type of work environment the worker is subjected to.
For instance, workers who regularly sit at a desk may experience neck pain, shoulder pain or headaches due to improper placement of the workstation, mouse and/or monitor. Similarly, workers who lift heavy objects may experience back pain due to improper lifting techniques.