Auto Accident Injury
Physical Therapy After a Car Accident
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, our physical therapists at OSR Physical Therapy clinics can help provide the relief you need to start feeling better. Our physical therapists in Anthem, Phoenix, Peoria, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Sun City, Glendale & Moon Valley, AZ, are trained in car accident injury recovery. We have the tools to help you recover from all types of motor vehicle injuries.
What Type of Injuries Occur After Auto Accidents?
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.
Indeed, car accidents can result in a wide variety of injuries. For a quicker recovery, it’s best to engage in physical therapy treatments at OSR Physical Therapy.
How can Physical Therapy Help After a Car Accident?
After a car accident, you may experience pain, reduced range of motion, headaches, or stiffness. There are many, many reasons to undergo physical therapy after you’ve been in a car crash, as it supports the recovery process and can also prevent long-term damage from a car accident, including migraines and chronic pain.
Keep in mind that not all symptoms may not appear right after a car accident. Physical therapy helps you to keep pain symptoms at bay, improve flexibility, increase strength and recover faster. The sooner you get physical therapy after a car wreck, the more likely you are to have a pain-free life. As a matter of fact, a Medscape study revealed that those who didn’t receive physical therapy were much more likely to suffer from degenerative disc disease.
Specific benefits to physical therapy after a motor vehicle accident include:
Physical therapy helps reduce pain. Therapeutic exercises pump oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the injury site and enhance healing. Every exercise and stretch prescribed by a physical therapist has a specific goal for recovery and improves function and mobility. When you meet with our physical therapists at any of our OSR locations, they will develop a personalized treatment plan surrounding and targeting your car accident injuries.
Physical therapy can also restore function in patients with old car accident injuries, even if you haven’t been in one recently. You can still benefit from physical therapy even if you had an injury years ago. Using cardiovascular rehab techniques and strength training can help relieve old pain and improve mobility. Plus, it’s a non-invasive treatment, and you won’t wind up having to rely on pain medications for relief.
Physical therapists can even treat vertigo due to a car accident. In as little as one treatment, they can fix a dysfunction in the vestibular system.
Physical therapy also helps you avoid surgery. It strengthens ligaments, tendons, and muscles, which protect the body’s structures. It’s also a much more cost-effective solution.
Types of physical therapy treatments used to treat motor vehicle accident injuries include massage therapy, manual manipulation, ultrasound, ice and cold therapy, specific exercises, targeted massage, stretching, and aquatic therapy. OSR takes a holistic approach to healing from car accident injuries. Our physical therapists can also provide services for pulmonary rehab, neurological rehab, cardiovascular, orthopedic, and post-op care.
Don’t hesitate to contact us
If you’re in Arizona, and you’re suffering from a car accident injury, don’t delay your recovery any longer. Request an appointment with our Physical Therapists at OSR today, and let us help you on your road to recovery. We’ve helped many others recover from a car accident injury, and our team is ready to help you too!