Physical Therapy After an Auto Accident

A car accident can put your life on pause, but physical therapy after an auto accident can help you move forward. Here is how Essential Chirocare and Physical Therapy will ensure you receive the treatment you need to regain your quality of life.
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Recover and Improve

No car accident experience is the same as another’s. Some are fortunate enough to walk away without much injury, while others may need to readjust how they live. Whether your injuries have been severe or not, you may still find it difficult to go about your daily tasks. Even an injury as common as a twisted ankle can impair your function or become chronic pain without the right treatment. If you’ve been injured, physical therapy after an auto accident can help you recover the quality of life you’ve lost and improve your function so you can continue focusing on the things that matter. At Essential Chirocare and Physical Therapy, our licensed physical therapists have the expertise to provide you with the treatment you need to alleviate your symptoms now and get back to your day to day life.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a form of treatment that can help patients overcome their pain and limited mobility that disrupts their daily life. Patients can benefit from physical therapy if their impaired function is due to lack of use, surgical procedures, disease, severe injury, or traumatic events like a car accident. After an initial consultation, our accredited physical therapist will design your custom treatment, which includes exercises, weight training, muscle therapy, and more.
Get Pain Relief After Your Auto Accident
Get Pain Relief After Your Auto Accident

Physical therapy after an auto accident can improve:

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Balance

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Strength

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Endurance

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Coordination

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Flexibility

Over time, your function and mobility will improve. With the tools of physical therapy at your disposal, you’ll also benefit from pain relief and chronic pain prevention, an easier recovery, and a team of experienced providers ready to help you move better and move forward.

How We Address Your Pain

Why Should I Seek Treatment After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, one of the first things you should do is seek care from a medical professional, chiropractor, or physical therapist. As pain and symptoms may take time to present themselves after an accident, an experienced provider may find signs of injury that you are unaware of. With the appropriate treatment, you could prevent long-term injury, find relief for your pain, and support yourself as you recover.

Free Injury Case Review

Along with providing physical therapy after an auto accident, we also offer a free, unbiased clinician’s review of your case. When filing for your insurance claim, the extent of your injuries and treatment directly impact the amount of your settlement. By seeking care from a licensed physical therapist, we can provide you with an accurate diagnosis, correct documentation, and the appropriate treatment you need, to help you get the settlement you deserve.

Injuries Physical Therapy Can Treat After a Car Accident

No two injuries are alike. Everyone experiences their pain and symptoms differently. Some feel pain right after their accident, but for others, it may not appear until weeks later. Some walk away from car accidents with only a few scratches, while others may require surgery. No matter how severe your injuries are, if you find your daily activities affected by them, or your function impaired, physical therapy can help you overcome it. Here are some injuries we can treat with physical therapy after an auto accident.

Get Pain Relief After Your Auto Accident

Traumatic Brain Injuries

The most common injuries from a car accident are whiplash and concussions. While most cases can recover with rest, some injuries to the head can impair your function and mobility, and without treatment, could lead to more serious issues in the future. However, we offer specialized treatment plans to target traumatic brain injuries in order to alleviate your symptoms and prevent long-term damage to your motor skills and function.

Soft Tissue Damage

Soft tissue damage includes any strain, sprain, or tear that happens to a muscle, ligament, or tendon. While most of these injuries aren’t serious, they can become serious or cause chronic pain in the future without the right treatment. Physical therapy can ensure the injury heals properly, restoring function and stability.

Broken or Fractured Bones

If you’ve taken a severe blow to your extremities or ribs during your accident, you may be suffering from a break or fracture. In these cases, physical therapy after an auto accident can help you through the recovery process. For fractures and breaks, our treatment can restore your full range of motion and improve flexibility and strength.

Back and Spine Injuries

Whether you have herniated, bulging, or slipped discs, or have suffered any other injury to the back or spine during your accident, physical therapy can help you. We understand how back pain can make it difficult to accomplish daily tasks, but our treatment can alleviate discomfort and restore motion.

Pre or Post Surgery

For those in severe car accidents, you may require surgery to treat your injury. In these cases, starting physical therapy before or after surgery can benefit you. Physical therapy before surgery can help you recover faster, promote healing, strengthen your body, and reduce the risk of complications. After surgery, physical therapy can minimize inflammation, alleviate discomfort, and help you rebuild endurance and muscle.

Injuries Physical Therapy Can Treat After a Car Accident

No two injuries are alike. Everyone experiences their pain and symptoms differently. Some feel pain right after their accident, but for others, it may not appear until weeks later. Some walk away from car accidents with only a few scratches, while others may require surgery. No matter how severe your injuries are, if you find your daily activities affected by them, or your function impaired, physical therapy can help you overcome it. Here are some injuries we can treat with physical therapy after an auto accident.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

The most common injuries from a car accident are whiplash and concussions. While most cases can recover with rest, some injuries to the head can impair your function and mobility, and without treatment, could lead to more serious issues in the future. However, we offer specialized treatment plans to target traumatic brain injuries in order to alleviate your symptoms and prevent long-term damage to your motor skills and function.

Soft Tissue Damage

Soft tissue damage includes any strain, sprain, or tear that happens to a muscle, ligament, or tendon. While most of these injuries aren’t serious, they can become serious or cause chronic pain in the future without the right treatment. Physical therapy can ensure the injury heals properly, restoring function and stability.

Broken or Fractured Bones

If you’ve taken a severe blow to your extremities or ribs during your accident, you may be suffering from a break or fracture. In these cases, physical therapy after an auto accident can help you through the recovery process. For fractures and breaks, our treatment can restore your full range of motion and improve flexibility and strength.

Back and Spine Injuries

Whether you have herniated, bulging, or slipped discs, or have suffered any other injury to the back or spine during your accident, physical therapy can help you. We understand how back pain can make it difficult to accomplish daily tasks, but our treatment can alleviate discomfort and restore motion.

Pre or Post Surgery

For those in severe car accidents, you may require surgery to treat your injury. In these cases, starting physical therapy before or after surgery can benefit you. Physical therapy before surgery can help you recover faster, promote healing, strengthen your body, and reduce the risk of complications. After surgery, physical therapy can minimize inflammation, alleviate discomfort, and help you rebuild endurance and muscle.

How We Improve Your Function
After An Accident

When our patients come to us for physical therapy after an auto accident, our number one goal is to help them return to a better quality of life. For each patient, that starts with creating a custom treatment plan to address their needs and sources of pain. Each plan includes a variety of methods to find the right approach for our patient’s injury. You and your physical therapist will work together to determine which strategy is most effective for your recovery.
Get Pain Relief After Your Auto Accident
Get Pain Relief After Your Auto Accident

Some methods we use to treat your pain and help you regain your function:

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Aerobic Exercises

To support mobility and physical health
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Edema Control

To improve circulation, promote healing, reduce pain, decrease inflammation
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Hot and Cold Therapy

Eases pain, reduces inflammation, and promotes healing
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Floor Exercises

To improve function, flexibility, and movement
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Gait Training

Helps patients to relearn walking, rebuild skill and endurance
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Manual Therapy

Targets and relaxes the source of pain, reduces discomfort, and increases circulation
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Weight Training

Rebuilds lost muscle and increase endurance
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Vestibular Therapy

To restore balance with exercises and training

What to Expect for Your Consultation

Your first step towards recovery begins with a consultation with one of our accredited physical therapists. They will evaluate your range of motion, pain, and how your injury has impacted your function and daily life. That could include being unable to walk without aid, getting dressed, quality of sleep, and more. Once they have an idea of the severity of your injury, they will work with you to design a custom treatment to improve your function and eliminate your pain.

Start Recovering Today

If you’re ready to begin your journey towards a better quality of life, our physical therapists are ready to join you and provide the expert care you need. Physical therapy after an auto accident can provide you with not just the treatment you need, but it can also give you the tools to continue to live your life without limitations. Contact us at Essential Chirocare and Physical Therapy to schedule your consultation and start your recovery today.

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Whether your pain and discomfort is longstanding or new, we are a Tampa chiropractor who will work with you to get to its root cause so that you don’t just feel well, but are well. Set up a consultation with us to get started.