Common Car Accident Injuries and Treatment
Common Car Accident Injuries
Conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder ,whiplash, headache, back pain, shoulder pain or the flashbacks of the incident itself are common occurrences after a motor vehicle accident.
It is crucial to seek treatment after these common car accident injuries as possible. The stress and physical tension in addition to physical injuries only get worse the longer you put off treatment. All reasonable treatment after a motor vehicle accident is covered under CTP insurance.
What to expect when you visit a Physiotherapist
Visiting a Physiotherapist after a car accident is generally a pleasant experience. A physical assessment is carried out which involves checking joint range of movement and strength. Assessment findings are discussed with the patient to develop a suitable treatment plan to meet the individual’s goals.
What kind of treatments are there?
Common treatments after a car accident can include the following techniques, but of course it depends on the outcome of the physical assessment what treatment you will get:
- Soft tissue massage
- Manual therapy
- Trigger point releases
- Gentle joint mobilizations
- Taping techniques
- Education and advice
- Posture management
- Home exercises and stretches
Treatment time can vary from person to person depending on the severity of the car accident. Early diagnosis and treatment can be beneficial in reducing recovery time.
Are you covered for physiotherapy after a car accident?
Regardless of who caused the accident, physiotherapy may be covered under your CTP insurance. You can read in the table below what to do after an accident to see if you are covered for physiotherapy.
If you have had a car accident recently and require Physiotherapy treatment or if you want more information. Contact us today on 0479 080 800 or via email on [email protected]. You can also visit our website for further details. You can call us anytime to have a confidential discussion with our expert Physiotherapists.