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Whiplash injury after a motor vehicle accident

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Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150: Whiplash injury after a motor vehicle accident

Whiplash injury after a motor vehicle accident

Whiplash is a condition that describes post-motor vehicle accident symptoms. Symptoms often appear several hours after the actual incident. You may experience significant muscular tension. Pain often refers up to the head. Neurological symptoms such as pins and needles and numbness can often be felt down to arms.

Why so much pain after a car accident?

At the moment of impact, force transfers through the vehicle to your body within a split of a second. Your cervical spine (neck) being the most vulnerable suffers from sprains caused by the sudden jerk. Soft tissue structures of your neck may tear from the sudden motion. The muscles around the neck spasms to guard the injured spot, causing whiplash symptoms that we have mentioned above.

Do I need rehabilitation after a car accident?

Yes. Without treatment, symptoms may worsen over time. Research shows a high number of individuals may suffer from long-term symptoms post motor vehicle accidents if they fail to receive early treatment. It is best to seek medical assistance to prevent any long-term symptoms.

How Physio Parramatta can help you:

Physio Parramatta has a proven and effective treatments for whiplash injuries including relieving headaches, using hands-on techniques to restore normal movement and relieve pain, exercises to regain normal strength and length of muscles, and massage to reduce muscle tension. We will also discuss and advise you on your gradual return to normal activity, exercise and work. A major focus of the treatment of whiplash associated disorders is specific exercises designed to restore muscle control and support around the neck whilst also improving postural control and preventing unnecessary postural strain.

The steps of making a CTP claim:

  1. Exchange details with the other party (CTP Claims covers all involved parties, regardless of who was at fault)
  2. Obtain the Police Event Number by calling the police assessment line 131 444

  3. Contact the CTP insurance company to notify them about this incident by providing your license plate number and your details. Obtain their email

  4. See your GP in regards to any symptoms. Be sure to discuss all symptoms you are experiencing how ever minor.

  5. Your GP will provide you with a certificate of capacity which you will need to submit to your CTP insurer

After you have lodged your claim

Once you have done that, you will be able to continue treatment from us with no out-of-pocket cost.

  • If you need the details of the insurance company, you can obtain them from our physiotherapists or receptionist staff.

  • If you don’t know the at-fault insurance company is, you can start with the following options:

  • If you need further help, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Steps to take after a car accident:

Physiotherapy After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Physiotherapy After a Motor Vehicle Accident
  1. Contact 3rd party insurance provider
  2. Fill out appropriate forms (Your GP may need to fill a form regarding your injury)
  3. See your GP as soon as possible (Within 30 days after your accident)
  4. Contact your Physiotherapist with claim number issued by insurance company

Do I Have To Pay for Treatment?

No, we will bill the insurer if all of the following exists:

  1. Valid claim number from your insurance company
  2. 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.

 If you’ve had a motor vehicle accident and are currently suffering from symptoms, get in touch with Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta. If you are unsure of the process or where to go, we can guide you through the process and direct you on the right path.

Contact us:

Call us on 0479 080 800 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected]Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.

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