The Workplace Injury Institute at Shamokin Dam Health Center, specializes in the treatment and management of work related injuries and employee health. As the leading provider of occupational medicine services in the region, we serve hundreds of businesses of all sizes and types; manufacturers, construction companies, service industries, trades, and many more. Our experienced staff works with each patient individually to heal the injury, minimize disability, minimize lost time from work, and help control health care costs.
As the area’s only multi-disciplinary work injury treatment facility, the Workplace Injury Institute at Shamokin Dam Health Center offers the injured worker exceptional occupational medical services including:
Chiropractic Care is the most widely recommended treatment for musculoskeletal injuries. Most work related injuries are musculoskeletal, including back, neck, joint and extremity injuries.
Massage Therapy the perfect compliment to chiropractic treatment for work injuries. Painful sprains and strains can be addressed directly with massage techniques that improve circulation and stimulate healthy separation and realignment of soft tissue. Using massage to address these soft tissue problems is an important complement to chiropractic care.
Rehabilitation Therapy increases strength and mobility and improves everyday work and living skills after injury or surgery. Each treatment plan is custom designed for the individual patients needs.
Interventional Pain Management uses minimally invasive procedures to both diagnose and treat the painful areas. The ultimate goal of interventional pain management is to allow you to return to your usual functional level without having to rely heavily on medication.
I suffered an injury at work, what should I do?
It is important to receive proper care following an injury, not only to stop the pain, but to rehabilitate the affected area. Without proper healing it is more likely that an injury could later reoccur. We understand that getting injured at work is frustrating and painful, not only the injury itself but the financial stress and hardships that often coincide with injury. Our staff will recommend the best options for quick recovery while also taking into account your physical limitations that may limit your job performance while healing.
The first step is to report the incident to your employer as soon as possible and make an accurate documentation of the incident. If you need to seek treatment, ask your employer if they have a specific protocol for dealing with your particular incident. For example, do you need to see an occupational health doctor that your employer recommends? If you need to seek medical advice, receive treatment for the condition, or have to be out of work; make sure that your employer begins the process of submitting the claim and acquiring a claim number with the employer’s Worker’s Compensation insurance provider. You will need this in order to obtain financial reimbursement or coverage for any medical or rehabilitation services. Most workers’ compensation insurance covers 100% of cost of care. This allows us to treat you with no out of pocket expense.
In the event of a work injury, our specialists are committed to providing the highest quality of care with compassion and a focus on healing. We make it a priority to provide treatment for your injury that is suited to your individual needs to relieve pain, heal the injury and provide strengthening and conditioning for a speedy recovery. When treating work related injuries we encourage injured workers to take an active role in their rehabilitation process to promote patient motivation and a speedy but safe recovery. We are proud to say that 95% of all work-related injuries treated at the Workplace Injury Institute at Shamokin Dam Health Center result with no time off from work.
Continuing Health Program
This program allows a discharged patient to continue on a maintenance exercise program that is individualized to his or her needs following treatment. This is a self-pay program and the patient is welcome to attend as often as desired or suggested by the doctor.