Injuries due to falls account for about 20% of accidents that result in an absence from work. Be careful; wear boots that have good traction, try walking in well-lit areas and minimize walking on slippery or poorly snow-cleared surfaces. Make sure the equipment you use works well. If you are hanging or working with cables, make sure that the cables are intact and that the hinges and locks are securely fastened. If you go up or down stairs regularly, hold the grab bar with one hand and go at a safe pace. On a bicycle, be visible (headlights, turn signals, visible clothing), check the condition of the tires and wear your helmet.
If an injury occurs after a fall, the physiotherapists at our various clinics can assess your condition and treat you. They will help you regain your lost strengths and range of motion, as well as lighten the inflammatory process that often affects the area injured.
Occupational therapists at our clinics will help you improve your physical abilities and manage your pain. With these tools and the help of the occupational therapist, you will be able to do your daily activities and your hobbies like before and you will return to work gradually and safely.