Treatment following a Car Accident

It is important to undergo a rehabilitative therapy service after a car accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, you need to undergo physical therapy. Whether the injury sustained is severe or minor, our registered therapists will create a rehabilitative treatment plan specific to your individual needs to help restore function and bring you back to optimal, pre-accident health.

What Are the Effects of Car Accidents?

What to Expect

During your first appointment, our rehabilitative team will perform an initial assessment to determine the extent of your injuries. Our rehabilitative team is comprised of registered physiotherapists and osteopaths who are recognised experts in pain management and physical rehabilitation. They work with clients of all ages with varying degrees of car accident injuries.

They will evaluate your physical needs and abilities and implement a treatment programme to help relieve pain and restore optimal function. They examine your body as a whole, rather than focusing on your injury or your condition. They will then build a care plan based on their findings. You will continue receiving therapeutic treatment until your injury and issues have been resolved.

How Do We Deliver Treatment to Car Accident Patients?

The uniqueness of your injury is centrally important when it comes to getting effective treatment. The way your injury affects you is unique just like the way you respond to it is also unique. That is why we take an individual approach when we treat your accident injury.

The information you supplied and your test results make it easier for the physical therapist to know which therapy you should undergo. They will address your mobility and structural alignment. If a particular joint is restricted or a muscle is tight, they will restore full function to these structures.

We offer a complete range of treatments and therapies which allow us to do whatever will be best, most effective, and most appropriate for you. Your treatment may include some or all of the following:

  • Exercise therapies: This will greatly help the recovery process and improve your flexibility. The targeted exercises may include stretching, motion, and muscle toning activities.
  • Manual therapy: This includes massages, joint manipulation and mobilisation, and spinal manipulation and mobilisation. This hands-on therapy will relax your soft tissue and improve circulation.
  • Electrical muscle stimulation: This can help prevent muscle atrophy, stop muscle spasms, and increase blood circulation.
  • Orthotics: Depending on the severity of your injury, you may have to use orthotics, such as splints and braces, for fractures, strains, and sprains until you get better.

Benefits of Physiotherapy after Car Accidents

  • Physical therapy restores range of motion. Whiplash and orthopaedic injuries can have lasting effects on mobility if not properly treated. A physiotherapist can help you restore mobility with less risk of re-injury from over-exerting.
  • Although some injuries require surgery, some can be treated without invasive procedures. A physical therapist can work with your doctor to help treat injuries that don’t require surgery and help any injuries that do require surgery recover faster and with less discomfort.
  • Getting treatment reduces reliance on medication. Physical therapy can build your natural strength and reduce, or even totally eliminate, the use of painkillers in the recovery process. If you are worried about using painkillers for too long or getting addicted to them, physical therapy is the solution.
  • Car accidents can affect your mental health. Attending physical therapy can help boost your mood so that you feel better emotionally as well as physically. This can help speed up your recovery process.
  • Physical therapy can prevent long-term damage. If you begin physical therapy immediately after your accident, you are much more likely to live a pain-free life in the future. Patients who did not receive care immediately after their car accident are far more likely to suffer from degenerative disc disease and whiplash than those who did.

Get Help

If you have been involved in a car accident, seek medical attention from an experienced auto accident doctor to evaluate your injuries. To further facilitate your recovery, visit us for intensive and comprehensive physical therapy. A patient-tailored physical therapy regimen will help prevent long-term damage and chronic pain. Don’t wait for the pain to worsen. Contact us today.

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