The headaches of an auto accident can bring far more than just vehicel damage and physical pain. Physical therapy can treat the pain and get you back to funtioning as you were before your injury.
Auto Accident Injury
What is a an Auto Accident Injury?
Auto injuries are usually a result of an accident caused by poor driving or bad weather conditions. That may not be the case in every instance but whether it’s texting with driving, not checking for traffic, poor visability, abrupt stops, etc. the injuried person isn’t always at the one at fault. Regardless of the faulted party, auto accident injuries can put a stop to enjoying everyday life and even going places. Symptoms may not always appear immediatly after an accident so it’s best to be seen my a medical professional as soon as possible.
Many people do not think of physical therapy as a relief for their auto injury but what happens to you after your injured and having to deal with your auto insurance? Physical therapy is the start to recovery and we can help!
What are symptoms of an Auto Accident Injury?
A few symptoms of auto accident injuries are:
- Neck and Shoulder stiffness
- Back pain
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Numbness or Tingling
- Changes in physical function
How Spine & Sports Physical Therapists can help:
It is important to get proper treatment for a work injury as soon as it occurs. Secondary conditions can result from delayed treatment, including prolonged recovery or no recovery at all.
Physical therapy can be very successful in restoring function and activity back on the job. You will work with your physical therapist to devise a treatment plan that is specific to your condition and goals. Your individual treatment program may include:
- MANUAL THERAPY: Your physical therapist may use manual techniques, such as gentle joint movements, soft-tissue massage, and stretches to relieve pain and restore function so you can return to enjoying activities again.
- STRENGTHENING EXERCISES: Your physical therapist will determine which strengthening exercises are right for you, depending on your specific condition. You may also perform resistance training exercises to strengthen your muscles. You will receive a home-exercise program to continue your exercises long after you have completed your formal physical therapy.
- PATIENT EDUCATON: Education about how you can take better care of your injury and assistance in creating a safe and effective physical activity program to improve your overall health including use of ice or heat treatments or electrical stimulation to help relieve pain.
- FUNCTIONAL TRAINING: As your symptoms improve, your physical therapist will teach you how to correctly perform duties using proper body mechanics. This training will help you return to pain-free function on the job, at home, and even when playing sports.