Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries Colorado Springs, CO

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Josh W

After my accident on March 15th, I had difficulty with balance, headaches and nausea due to head trauma. Total Function PT was able to help resolve those issues and get me back to pre-accident levels. I had dizziness so severe I passed out twice in shower. Now, I’m to a point I don’t have episodes at all.

ERICA W.

I have been seeing Peter at Total Function Physical Therapy PC for a car accident that I was in a couple of months ago. I had a shoulder injury and he has helped me so very much.

GREG W.

I tore a muscle in my calf a month ago. I was in considerable pain and couldn’t walk more than a few feet. After going here twice a week, my calf is stronger than before the accident because they gave me strengthening exercises.

SHARON S.

I came to Total Function Physical Therapy PC after having a lumbar back fusion. They were kind and compassionate and I am very grateful for the care I received! Excellent experience!

If You’ve Been Injured in a Car Accident, Physical Therapy Can Help You Find Relief

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Total Function Physical Therapy can help provide the relief you need to start feeling better. 

Our physical therapists are trained in car accident injury recovery and have the tools to help you recover for all types of motor vehicle injuries.

What type of injuries occur after an auto accident? 

Head and back injuries from a car wreck are typically the most serious. Head injuries can lead to vision problems, skull fractures and concussions. With a concussion, you may experience dizziness and headaches. Another common car accident injury is a herniated disk. Neck and chest injuries are also common, with whiplash being the most common accident injury. 

Whiplash can be very painful and restrict movement. The sudden movement of the neck and head in a car accident can cause whiplash. Blunt force trauma from a car accident can collapse lungs and break ribs.

Indeed, car accidents can result in a wide variety of injuries. For a quicker recovery, it’s best to engage in physical therapy treatments at Total Function Physical Therapy.

How can physical therapy help after a car accident?

After a car accident, you may experience pain, reduced range of motion, headaches, or stiffness. There are many, many reasons to undergo physical therapy after you’ve been in a car crash, as it supports the recovery process and can also prevent long-term damage from a car accident, including migraines and chronic pain.

Keep in mind that not all symptoms may not appear right after a car accident. Physical therapy helps you to keep pain symptoms at bay, improve flexibility, increase strength and recover faster. The sooner you get physical therapy after a car wreck, the more likely you are to have a pain-free life. As a matter of fact, a Medscape study revealed that those who didn’t receive physical therapy were much more likely to suffer from degenerative disc disease.

Specific benefits to physical therapy after a motor vehicle accident include:

Reducing Pain

Physical therapy helps reduce pain. Manual therapy and therapeutic exercises pumps oxygen, blood and nutrients to the injury site and enhances healing. Every exercise and stretch prescribed by a physical therapist has a specific goal for recovery and improves function and mobility. Our physical therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan targeted to your car injury. 

Restoring Function

Physical therapy can also restore function in patients with old car accident injuries, even if you haven’t been in one recently. You can still benefit from physical therapy even if you had an injury years ago. Using cardiovascular rehab techniques and strength training, it can help relieve old pain and improve mobility. Plus, it’s a non-invasive treatment, and you won’t wind up having to rely on pain medications for relief.

Curing Vertigo

Physical therapists can even treat vertigo due to a car accident. Frequently – in as little as one treatment, they can fix a dysfunction in the vestibular system. 

Avoiding Surgery

Physical therapy also helps you avoid surgery. It strengthens ligaments, tendons, and muscles, which protect the body’s structures. It’s also a much more cost-effective solution.

Types of physical therapy treatments used to treat motor vehicle accident injuries include soft tissue mobilization, manual therapy, ice and cold therapy, specific exercises, targeted resting positions, stretching, and aquatic therapy. Total Function Physical Therapy takes a holistic approach to healing for car accident injuries. Our physical therapists can also provide services for pulmonary rehab, neurological rehab, cardiovascular, orthopedics, and post-op care.

Don’t hesitate to contact us

If you are in Colorado Springs suffering from a car accident injury, don’t delay any longer. 

Request an appointment with Total Function Physical Therapy today, and let our trained physical therapists help you get on your road to recovery. 

We’ve helped many others recover from a car accident injury and can help you too.