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Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor vehicle accidents can be traumatic to the body. Physical therapy after a car accident can help treat whiplash and other pain and injuries due to an accident.

Physical therapy for motor vehicle accidents

Most individuals involved in collisions recover within two to three weeks, but it’s not uncommon to have lingering or recurring pain long after. Auto accident physical therapy can help treat whiplash associated disorder (WAD), post-concussion disorders (PCD), disc and joint injury, sprains and strains, and fractures.

Symptoms after a motor vehicle accident

After a car accident, you may experience headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, numbness, bruising, loss of range of motion, dizziness and balance difficulties, or loss of strength and function.

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How we treat symptoms after a motor vehicle accident

Your unique treatment plan will depend on your injury and its severity. After a comprehensive evaluation, physical therapy treatment after a car accident may include:

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What to expect

Your first physical therapy appointment is about creating a personalized treatment plan based on your health history, diagnosis, and goals. Here’s what you can expect at your first physical therapy appointment:

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Your first appointment will last about an hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

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If applicable, bring your physician referral or prescription, insurance card, paperwork, ID, and co-payment.

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At your appointment, we’ll do an initial evaluation and discuss your care plan.

*Services are not available at every location. Visit our Locations page for more details.