Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident that left you in a state of pain and discomfort? At Cornerstone Physical Therapy we understand just how limiting an injury can be.
Our physical therapists offer motor vehicle accident rehabilitation services to our patients in need and would be happy to assess your condition. Call our clinic today to find out more about how we can help you feel better and get your life back.
Common motor vehicle accident injuries
Motor vehicle accidents can result in a wide variety of injuries. For a quicker recovery, it’s best to engage in a motor vehicle accident rehabilitation program that is geared toward your specific needs.
Head and back injuries are common motor vehicle accident injuries and 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.
What is motor vehicle accident rehabilitation?
After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, you might be in a lot of pain, experience reduced range of motion, chronic headaches, and/or stiffness. There are several reasons to take part in a physical therapy plan after you’ve been in an accident, as it supports the recovery process and can also prevent long-term damage from occurring, such as migraines and chronic pain.
Your physical therapist at Cornerstone Physical Therapy will assess your condition and create a customized treatment plan that targets your pain symptoms and helps you regain strength and control in the affected area of your body.
Your treatment program will most likely include a variety of therapeutic methods to help you find relief, including:
- Manual therapy
- Therapeutic massage
- Ice and heat therapy
- Targeted stretches and exercises
- Aquatic therapy
- Soft tissue mobilization
These methods can help encourage the flow of oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the injury site to enhance healing. Every exercise and stretch prescribed by a physical therapist has a specific goal for recovery and improves function and mobility.
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 less likely you are to have lasting painful side effects and limitations.
Contact Cornerstone Physical Therapy for an appointment
If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident and have been traveling on the road to recovery by yourself, we understand that you’ve most likely experienced a plethora of emotions, from frustration and fear to downright confusion about the possible outcomes of your condition.
You don’t have to do this alone. Cornerstone Physical Therapy can provide you with the proper resources, tools, and guidance to make the safest recovery possible from your injuries.