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.
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.
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.
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.
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: