After an auto accident, physical therapy is often the first step to recovery. Physical therapy is key for reducing pain and increasing mobility through exercise. Our physical therapists teach the patient how to treat and manage the condition, increase mobility, and most importantly, restore function.
If you have been in an accident, our physical therapists can build a unique treatment plan for your specific injuries. Contact Florida Physical Medicine today to begin feeling better.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a rehabilitative medicine that utilizes exercises and equipment to help patients heal and regain mobility after an injury. Physical therapy is appropriate and beneficial for people of all ages experiencing pain or other negative symptoms.
Physical Therapy for Auto Accident Injuries
Physical therapy is often the first step in treating your injury after the collision. Physical therapy is a gentle way to ensure that the injured part remains mobile, and the tissues do not tighten and heal in the incorrect position.
The physical therapist will take the evaluation from the medical doctor and use this to create a custom treatment plan based on your unique injury.
Common Conditions Treated by Physical Therapy
Physical therapy can treat a range of problems. The main symptoms that are treated with physical therapy include:
- Sprains and strains
- Soft tissue injuries
If you have experienced any of these symptoms after an auto accident, contact us to set up an appointment. The sooner you begin treatment, the sooner you can heal injuries and live pain free.
Types of Physical Therapy Treatment
There are several physical therapy exercises and treatments for patients. Your physical therapist will create a schedule of treatments to treat your specific injury or symptoms.
Common physical therapy treatments:
- Stretches and exercises
- Heat or cold therapy
- Ultrasound treatments