Rehab After Car Accident
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the road to recovery can be long and confusing. You may need multiple forms of rehabilitation after car accident to help you recover from your injuries. In times like these, you need guidance from experts who deal with the system on a daily basis. Not only will be provide you with Physiotherapy services, but will connect you to experts in other fields who will assist you in receiving the best possible care.
Why is rehab after a car accident important?
Motor vehicle accidents are traumatic events. They can an also result in serious injuries that take years to recover from – or even a lifetime. Motor vehicle accidents often require multiple hospital or doctor’s appointments. These appointments are necessary in speeding up the recovery process. Physiotherapy can help to reduce the risk of long-term pain and damage, aid in pain reduction and in some cases may even help patients avoid the need to have surgery.
Compulsary Third Party (CTP) also known as green slip insurance covers you for Physiotherapy treatment and other benefits in case of a motor vehicle accident. Motor vehicle accidents can be a major disruption to your life and we offer rehabilitation support through your CTP claim to help you overcome this hurdle. Not only do we provide hands on Physiotherapy treatment, we can also direct you to other professionals who will assist you with other aspects of your rehab journey including medical, specialist reviews, psychological and legal input.
Our team of experienced Physiotherapists will assist you to return to your pre-accident level of health and quality of life. We deliver a holistic and patient focused treatment model ensuring we are meeting your goals. Whether it is linking you to treatment services, supporting return to work, helping your home life, or just someone to guide your recovery, we are here to help you.
How we can assist you:
- Collaboration with professionals to help design and implement activities to promote early return to work when medically able
- Supporting and motivating the injured individual to become active
- Early health education as a motivating tool for injured person
- Communicating with health professionals and employers
What you should do after a motor vehicle accident:
- Visit your doctor as soon as possible after your motor vehicle accident
- Contact your CTP insurance provider within 28 days
- Fill our paper work provided by your CTP insurer
- Receive claim number from your CTP insurance provider
- Provide claim number to your Physiotherapist
Spinal injuries can result in ongoing and long term pain and disability. Rehabilitation normally includes Physiotherapy, therapy and support in returning to work and study roles.
Herniated Disk Rehabilitation
A herniated disk may mean that you need to take time off work to recover. With a back injury there is also a chance you could need medication, Physiotherapy for spinal symptoms or even surgery in worst case scenarios.
Damaged Pelvis Rehabilitation
Damage to your pelvis as a result of a motor vehicle accident can result in difficulty walking or impairment to your range of movement. In cases like these you may need extensive Physiotherapy or surgery to heal.
Torn or Ruptured ACL Rehabilitation
Depending on the severity of the injury a torn or ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) can be treated either surgically or non-surgically. Once you have been assessed by your GP, you may need to get further scans done to determine the extent of damage. Once your injuries have been stabilised, Physiotherapy rehabilitation for your knee injury can start.
If you’ve dislocated a bone, treatment begins with putting the bone back into its socket. Once this is complete your doctor may recommend a sling. From there, Physiotherapy rehabilitation can involve specific exercises and, later on, even weight training to build strength back into the affected limb.
Common Symptoms treated by Physiotherapy:
- Neck pain and Headaches
- Muscle strain and reduced range of motion
- Lower back pain
- Knee pain
- Chest pain
Do I have to pay for treatment?
If you have a claim number, we will bill the insurer directly for Physiotherapy services and there will no out of pocket expense.
- Valid claim number from your insurance company required
- Approval letter or email for Physiotherapy from the insurance company
- Contact Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta. We will assist you with pain management and get you back on track as soon as possible.
For more information on how we can further assist you after you have had a car accident, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800 or send us an email on [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.