Workplace injuries and Physiotherapy (WSIB)

Workplace Injury and Physiotherapy (WSIB)

In the province of Ontario, the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) is the provincial agency that provides support and insurance for workers injured on the job. Physiotherapists are often the first line of rehabilitation service providers in case of injuries suffered at work place. When a worker sustains a workplace injury, physiotherapy can often play a crucial role in their recovery process. Here’s how physiotherapy is typically involved in treating workplace injuries:


The first step in physiotherapy for a workplace injury is a thorough assessment of the injury and its impact on the individual’s functional abilities. This may include evaluating range of motion, strength, flexibility, and any specific deficits related to the injury.

Pain Management:

Physiotherapists employ various techniques to manage pain associated with workplace injuries. These may include manual therapy, modalities such as heat or cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and therapeutic exercises designed to alleviate pain.

Restoration of Function:

Physiotherapy aims to restore the injured worker’s ability to perform activities of daily living and job-related tasks. Treatment may involve targeted exercises to improve strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, tailored to the specific demands of the individual’s job.

Workplace Ergonomics:

Physiotherapists may assess the worker’s workstation and job duties to identify ergonomic factors that could contribute to or exacerbate the injury. They may provide recommendations for modifications to the work environment or job tasks to prevent re-injury and promote a faster return to work.

Education and Self-Management:

Physiotherapists educate injured workers about their condition, treatment options, and strategies for self-management. This may include teaching proper body mechanics, providing home exercise programs, and advising on injury prevention techniques.

Gradual Return to Work:

Physiotherapists work with the injured worker, their employer, and other healthcare providers to facilitate a safe and gradual return to work. This may involve implementing a phased return-to-work plan and modifying job duties as needed. This may also involve providing ongoing support and guidance to both the worker and employer.

Injury Prevention:

In addition to treating acute injuries, physiotherapists play a role in preventing future workplace injuries. They may conduct workplace ergonomic assessments and provide education on injury prevention strategies. They may also offer workplace-based exercise programs to improve strength and flexibility.

    Overall, physiotherapy is an integral component of the rehabilitation process for workplace injuries, helping injured workers regain function, manage pain, and safely return to work. By addressing physical impairments, optimizing workplace ergonomics, and promoting injury prevention, physiotherapists contribute to the overall health and well-being of workers in the workplace.

    Immediate Help through Physiotherapy for Workplace Injuries:

    Curezone Physiotherapy has specially trained Registered Physiotherapists that serve to provide rehabilitation therapy at any of our 3 locations. If you are looking for immediate help after suffering any injury at workplace, click below to book an appointment with one of our expert physiotherapists to let us immediately start assisting you in getting you back and better.


    Physiotherapy Clinic Mississauga – Curezone Physiotherapy, Heartland Mississauga.

    Physiotherapy Clinic Erin Mills – Curezone Physiotherapy, Erin Mills Mississauga.


    Physiotherapy Clinic Oakville – Curezone Physiotherapy, Burloak Oakville.