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The Right Time To Start Physiotherapy After Car Accident

Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150
Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150: The Right Time To Start Physiotherapy After Car Accident

The Right Time To Start Physiotherapy After Car Accident

Car and motor vehicle related accidents around Parramatta are unfortunately common. Every accident is different and causes different types of injuries to people. Initially, the injury may appear like a minor one, but it can become serious later and require medical treatment. Whiplash is the most common type of injury after a car accident. Typically during a head on or rear ended car accident, the neck is forced to extend beyond its range of motion either forward or backwards. This can lead to a wide range of symptoms later, which can get worse if left unattended. Since there are many types of injuries, an assessment by your GP and Physiotherapist is highly encouraged.

How soon should you start Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy can help in treating patients with a fracture, whiplash, swelling, or inflammation, which are the most common symptoms after a car accident. However, if these are left untreated there is a likelihood of long-term damage to the person. It can lead to reduced mobility or severe pain, for which there is no cure. Therefore, it is very critical that minor injuries are treated promptly and in the right manner. Physiotherapy treatment should begin as soon as possible after a car accident. This will help the body to heal before the pain becomes worse and stiffness sets in. If treatment is delayed, it may be difficult for the injury to recover fully.

Symptoms to look out for:

  • Pain (This may not be immediate and can develop even weeks after the car accident)
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Prolonged fatigue and giddiness
  • Tingling sensation in the upper part of the body
  • Reduced movement in the neck
  • Continuous pain in the head, neck, or shoulders

Treatment:

Our Physiotherapy after a car accident services are extensive and include rehabilitation services. We provide Physiotherapy which can assist with a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries to your body. Typically, this includes the neck, back and other areas of the body. Physiotherapy treatment includes stretching, manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, therapy for soft tissue and educate the patient on how further injuries can be prevented.

What Physiotherapy does to injuries

Physiotherapy provides a wide range of benefits that enable you to prevent more serious issues from developing. A car crash or accident can make the body stiff and painful. The person is likely to go through pain in different parts of the body irrespective of the type of injury. Physiotherapy helps you to recover by bringing the body back to normal. Physiotherapy relieves the pain and improves your flexibility and strength. Physiotherapy prevents long-term damage to the body and helps you avoid surgery.

Contact Us:

Have you been involved in a car accident recently? We are experts in treating car accident related injuries. If you need guidance on how to lodge your CTP claim or any other car accident related questions, feel free to contact us and help yourself to a speedy recovery.

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