Auto injury physical therapy

auto injury physical therapy

Auto Injury

Auto injuries usually happen due to slamming into another vehicle or object, a rollover accident or being hurt from torn metal or broken glass. A frontal crash may cause injury to the head, neck, chest, legs and feet. A side-impact crash may cause injury to the head and pelvis. Auto injure may cause a variety of serious personal injuries.

The most frequent auto injuries are:

  • Brain and head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Diaphragm rupture
  • Pelvis and abdominal injuries
  • Leg and knee injuries
  • Foot injuries


Why do Physical therapy after an Auto injury ?

Physical therapy is a very important treatment method for repair and strengthening of damaged tissue and for avoiding excessive scar growth; without proper rehabilitation, the injuries from a car accident can be devastating. Without the correct treatment, there’s a risk for long-term health issues. Failure to receive proper treatment after an auto injury could result in long-term health issues.

Typically, the first treatment after an auto injure is painkillers, rest and a brace. While medicines may provide temporary relief, but it doesn’t repair any part of the body that has been damaged. Auto injure physical therapy actually repairs and strengthens injured tissue. A physical therapist can also help reduce pain and swelling after a car accident.

There are wide varieties of techniques to eliminate pain, increase mobility which helps physical therapists to return patients back to normal daily function. Stretching physical therapy exercises may be done to improve range of motion. The benefits of undergoing physical therapy are many. You can avoid the use of opioids for long term pain. You can also avoid invasive surgery. Treatment by a physical therapist has been found to be as effective as surgery. Regardless of the severity of the injury, you will benefit from a physical therapy program.


Physical therapy at SOS PHYSIO after an Auto Injury

SOS PHYSIO’s physical therapists work collaboratively with their patients and design personalized treatment plans to meet your individual challenges, needs and goals. There are many physical therapy treatments such as Manual therapy & Active Release Techniques (ART) that have been shown to be very effective in treating this condition.

For more information- Contact your local SOS PHYSIO clinic.



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