Car Accident Injury Therapy
When you have been injured in an accident, the road to recovery can be long and challenging. This process can be daunting and discouraging at times but you have a support team including your lawyer, doctors, and other healthcare providers who will help you all along the path to recovery. Because physical therapy is directly related to your injury, you can pursue compensation for its cost through your personal injury claim. Your lawyer will work closely with you to ensure you receive any and all care necessary related to your accident.
Commonly treated conditions following an accident:
One of the most commonly treated conditions following an accident is Whiplash. Symptoms of whiplash related conditions include, but are not limited too:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Visual problems
- Tinnitus - ringing in the ear
- Neurologic symptoms- mainly in the arms - numbness, tingling and pain
- Sleep disturbances
- Memory and concentration loss
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms following your accident, you may be experiencing a whiplash related condition. It is important to see your doctor to get a prompt and accurate diagnosis and to rule out broken bones or other damage that can cause or worsen symptoms.
What Causes the Condition
Whiplash typically occurs when your head is forcefully and quickly thrown backward and then forward. This motion can injure bones in the spine, disks between the bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves and other tissues of the neck. This injury can be result from:
- Auto accidents
- Physical Abuse or Assault
- Contact Sports
What Pick PT Does to Help
At Pick PT, our clinicians will perform an extensive evaluation to determine all impairments related to the condition. Following the evaluation, your Physical Therapist will teach you exercises that focus on the ROM, strength, and even nerve related issues. Due to the broad variety of symptoms following whiplash injury, your Physical Therapist will spend time ruling out serious injuries and will treat each symptom appropriately.
Auto Accident Injury Therapy FAQs
Q: Will I have to pay out of pocket?
A: It is important that you work closely with your attorney to ensure that treatment is covered under your personal injury claim. Prior to starting treatment we recommend that you let your attorney know so that he/she may initiate the appropriate paperwork in order to ensure your treatments will be paid for.