Thousands of car, truck, motorcycle, and boat accidents occur in Minnesota and Wisconsin each year. These accidents result in countless injuries. People injured in these accidents can experience a lot of pain and loss of the quality of life they once enjoyed prior to the accident. Fortunately by going to see a physical therapist or occupational therapist you will be able to work toward getting back to a pain-free lifestyle and improving your quality of life.

How Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy Can Help You

After the initial medical care for your injury, crawling into bed and waiting for the pain to stop will not work and is in many cases counterproductive to your recovery. You may find that after the accident it is very difficult to simply go back to your daily life as you are now in a lot of pain. At IMPACT we understand what you are going through and have an expert group of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and a physical medicine and rehabilitation medical doctor.

Injured woman feeling bad after having a car crash

Help Prevent Permanent Damage to Your Body

After your auto accident getting into physical or occupational therapy as soon as you can is very important. Research has proven that working with a therapist will help you recover at a more rapid rate and give you the best possible outcome for your injury. Accident victims that do not receive occupational or physical therapy right away are more likely to end up with long-term permanent damage such as degenerative disk disease. Therapy can help prevent this damage. In some cases therapy can even help you avoid having to get surgery.

Help Prevent Chronic Pain

Not only will therapy help you in your recovery process but it can also help you in some cases avoid becoming afflicted with chronic pain. That is because once you sustain an injury you usually avoid moving that area of the body to avoid feeling pain. This action can throw your entire body out of alignment and you will end up in a never-ending cycle of pain. Find out more about the pain cycle here. Receiving occupational or physical therapy before you enter into the pain cycle can help prevent you from becoming a chronic pain patient.

Stop Migraines and Help Minor Head Injuries

Some auto accident injuries involve the onset of migraines or the accident can even cause mild head injuries. In many cases working with a physical or occupational therapist can help to stop the migraines. Therapy can also be the key to restoring function and helping your recovery from a mild head injury.

Get Moving and Heal Quickly

Movement and physical activity can be the key to recovery from any injury especially auto accidents. This is because movement pumps oxygenated blood and other nutrients to the injury site, which helps the body heal itself. Working with a therapist will help to get you moving and feeling better.

Improve Your Quality of Life With Old Auto Accident Injuries as Well

Getting physical or occupational therapy is still a great solution to feeling better even if your accident was long ago. Our great team of therapists will still work with you to help you feel better and work towards a pain-free lifestyle. In many cases we can still greatly improve your overall quality of life.

Take advantage of the numerous services offered by IMPACT Physical Medicine & Prism Aquatic Center. These resources can aid you in your injury recovery and go above and beyond what other therapy clinics have to offer you. Some of our many services include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation medical doctor
  • Hand therapy
  • Medical manual therapy
  • Aquatic therapy in a specialty pool
  • MEDX spinal strengthening
  • Postural restoration
  • Custom foot orthotics
  • Custom hand splints
  • Dry needling
  • FCE- functional capacity evaluation

Make an Appointment Today!

The time is now to take control of your life. Let the medical team at IMPACT help you recover from your auto accident injury, pain, and dysfunction.