Car accidents often result in injuries that can be improved by physical therapy. Depending on the type of accident you were involved in, you may be experiencing headaches, stiffness, decreased range of motion, and discomfort or pain. Concussions, herniated discs, neck injuries, and chest injuries are all common. It’s important to see a doctor who can determine your exact injury.
There are many benefits from post-accident physical therapy. PT aids the healing process, reduces pain, restores normal range of motion, and can even help prevent long term after-effects such as migraines and chronic pain.
Physical therapy treatments that are effective after a car accident include massage therapy, manual therapy, ultrasound, cold therapy, targeted stretching, and therapeutic exercises. Exercise speeds healing by pumping blood and nutrients to the injury site, reducing swelling and inflammation, and keeping any affected joints mobile.
Your therapist will create a customized recovery plan, designed specifically for your body, your needs, and the type of injury(ies) you sustained in the accident.
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