Physical Therapy After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Undergoing a car accident can be a traumatic experience that can leave you with emotional and physical pain. After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, you should seek out medical attention. At Flowers Physical Therapy, we offer advanced treatment methods to address motor vehicle injuries. Please contact our staff to learn more about how we handle motor vehicle injuries with physical therapy.
Motor Vehicle Injuries
Motor vehicle accidents can put a lot of stress on your body, and for this reason, many people experience soft tissue injuries. Most of the time, people don’t even feel their symptoms until days or even weeks after their accident. You should always seek treatment as soon as possible to ensure that you avoid chronic pain. Some common injuries that occur after a car accident include:
- Back Pain.
- Shoulder Pain.
- Knee Pain.
- Neck Pain.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries we see after a car accident. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that is caused by the abrupt jerking motion of the neck that occurs from being rear-ended by another vehicle. Physical therapy can be an effective form of treatment for addressing your injury.
Physical Therapy Post Accident
Depending on your injury, most injuries sustained during a car accident can cause limited range of motion and serious pain. Our physical therapists are experts in the musculoskeletal system and will work with you to establish a treatment plan that suits your symptoms and other physical needs. Some of the ways that our physical therapists treat car accident injuries include:
- RICE Protocol – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.
- Heat and Ice Therapy – If you are experiencing pain, ice therapy can reduce your pain and inflammation. Heat therapy can also be administered to relax your muscles and increase blood flow to the injured area.
- Massage Therapy – This form of therapy is excellent for those that feel tense or stiff. Massage therapy can help release tight tissues and knots in the muscles.
- Therapeutic Exercise – Depending on the case, our physical therapists may implement an exercise program to help improve your strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
At Flowers Physical Therapy, we don’t believe that physical therapy is one size fits all. Our state-of-the-art equipment and treatment methods can assist with a variety of motor vehicle injuries. To start your recovery journey, contact us today!