The Benefits of Physiotherapy After an Auto Accident

A car accident can be a traumatic event, and the injuries sustained in even a minor accident can be serious.

It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible after an accident to ensure a full and speedy recovery.

In addition to chiropractic care, physiotherapy can also play an important role in your recovery and for treating chronic pain.

In addition to physiotherapy, Injury Centers of Brevard also provides:

Let’s take a look at how physiotherapy can help you recover from your injuries.

What is Physiotherapy?

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Physiotherapy is a type of physical therapy that uses exercises and other treatments to improve movement and function.

It can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including those caused by injuries, such as auto accidents.

Physiotherapy can help to reduce pain, increase mobility and improve strength and coordination.

It can also help to prevent further injury by retraining muscles and improving balance.

How Can Physiotherapy Help After an Auto Accident?

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If you’ve been in an auto accident, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with some type of musculoskeletal injury.

These types of injuries often involve soft tissue damage, such as strains or sprains.

Physiotherapy can help to speed up the healing process by reducing inflammation and promoting blood flow to the injured area.

Physiotherapy can also help to reduce pain and stiffness, and increase range of motion.

In addition, physiotherapy can help to retrain muscles so that they function properly after an injury. This is especially important after an injury to the spine or neck, as these areas are susceptible to further injury if the muscles are not functioning properly.

How Long After An Accident Should I Get Physiotherapy?

Ideally, you should start physiotherapy as soon as possible after your accident. This will help to ensure that your injuries are treated quickly and effectively, and that you make a full recovery.

However, if you have sustained more serious injuries, it may not be possible to start physiotherapy immediately. In this case, you should wait until you have been cleared by a medical professional before starting treatment.

Is Physiotherapy the Same as Physical Therapy?

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Physiotherapy and physical therapy are often used interchangeably, and for good reason—because they are the same thing. Well, basically.

Physical therapy/physiotherapy is a branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment of injuries and diseases through exercise, massage and other forms of physical rehabilitation.

In addition to exercise and massage, physical/physiotherapists may also use acupuncture, heat therapy and other modalities to treat pain and promote healing.

The only difference may be that physiotherapy often incorporates more non-hands-on approaches (like electrical stimulation).

Conclusion

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Physiotherapy can be an important part of the recovery process after an auto accident.

Physiotherapy can help to reduce pain, stiffness, and inflammation and promote healing, as well as helping to retrain muscles so that they function properly after an injury.

If you have been in an auto accident, be sure to consult with a physiotherapist to see how they can help you recover.

Injury Centers of Brevard is a multi-disciplinary clinic that offers physiotherapy, chiropractic care and other services to help patients recover from auto accidents.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you!