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Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, physical therapy can help bring relief.

 

What types of injuries occur after an auto accident? 

Head and back injuries from a car wreck are typically the most serious. Head injuries can lead to vision problems, skull fractures and concussions. With a concussion, you may experience dizziness and headaches. Another common car accident injury is a herniated disk. Neck and chest injuries are also common, with whiplash being the most common accident injury. Whiplash can be very painful and restrict movement. The sudden movement of the neck and head in a car accident can cause whiplash. Blunt force trauma from a car accident can collapse lungs and break ribs.

 

How can physical therapy help after a car accident?

Physical therapy helps you manage pain, improve flexibility, increase strength and recover from your accident faster. The sooner you get physical therapy after a car crash, the more likely you are to recover without chronic or long-term pain. 

 

After a car accident, physical therapy can help you:

  • Reduce pain. Therapeutic exercise pumps oxygen, blood and nutrients throughout your body and enhances healing. Every exercise and stretch prescribed has a specific goal for recovery and improves function and mobility. Our therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan targeted to your car injury.

  • Restore function. Physical therapy can restore function, even from old car accident injuries. Using cardiovascular rehab techniques and strength training, our team can help relieve old pain and improve your mobility. 

  • Cure vertigo. If you are experiencing vertigo from your accident, physical therapy can help fix a dysfunction in the vestibular system to eliminate dizziness and vertigo.

  • Avoid surgery. Physical therapy also helps you avoid surgery. It strengthens ligaments, tendons, and muscles, which protect the body’s structures. It can be a much more cost-effective solution.

 

Treatment options for vehicle accidents may include massage therapy, manual manipulation, ultrasound, ice and cold therapy, specific exercises, targeted massage, stretching, and aquatic therapy. 

Schedule your appointment with our team to create a custom plan of care for a quicker recovery.