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Over two million people are hurt or disabled each year in car accidents. If you’ve suffered an auto injury, the specialists at Results Physical Therapy in Gainesville and Fairfax, Virginia can help. Physical therapy works to repair the damage caused by a car accident and can get you back on your feet sooner. If you need help managing chronic pain or healing damage caused by a car accident, call Results Physical Therapy today or make an appointment online.
Many people delay treatment after a car accident. Between your job and your family, you may feel that you’re too busy for regular physical therapy sessions. But untreated auto injuries can be devastating your health.
Auto injuries are often very painful and may get worse if they aren’t properly treated. Yet it can sometimes be difficult for physicians to treat auto injuries effectively. If you’re still struggling weeks or months after the accident, your doctor may recommend surgery or pain medications. But for many patients, neither of these options seem attractive.
Physical therapy provides a drug-free treatment that does more than mask symptoms. Instead of masking pain, physical therapy encourages your body to heal itself. Physical therapy can also help you adapt to any temporary or permanent physical changes created by the injury.
Car accidents often cause serious injury, and pain from a car accident can last for months or even years. Physical therapy helps promote healing and relieve pain after an accident or injury.
Your physical therapist will teach you therapeutic exercises to help with pain management. At Results Physical Therapy, your physical therapist will also use manual therapy techniques help reduce your pain.
Physical therapy can speed up your recovery. After an injury, you may need help improving your range of motion and rebuilding muscle strength. Regular physical therapy sessions can help increase flexibility, balance, and more.
When you see a specialist at Results Physical Therapy after experiencing an auto injury, the first step is to review your medical history. Your physical therapist will examine your X-rays, ask questions about what symptoms you are experiencing, and ask how severe your pain is.
Next, your physical therapist will create a personalized treatment plan to help restore your quality of life as quickly as possible. During treatment, your physical therapist will monitor you carefully and modify your program based on your symptoms.
Your physical therapist will use many different techniques to build a comprehensive rehabilitation strategy. Additional treatments like trigger point dry needling, massage therapy, and therapeutic modalities can complement active exercises and may enable you to return to normal activities sooner.
To get help recovering from an auto injury, call Results Physical Therapy today.