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How Physiotherapy Can Help You Recover from a Car Accident

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A car accident can be a life changing event leading to chronic pain that can often show up weeks after the incident. If you have been in a car accident a physiotherapist can assist you with any number of symptoms you might be experiencing and help get you mobile and comfortable again. Here is how an Ottawa physiotherapist can help you recover from a car accident:

Spine and Neck Injuries
It is very common for people who have been in a car accident to suffer from upper spine and neck injuries. These injuries are a result of joints and muscles being subjected to the forces applied when the car and body are in motion. You may suffer from a mild feeling of stiffness as well as pain that might not occur until 7-10 days following the accident. An Ottawa physiotherapy clinic can assist by offering treatment for the symptoms you might suffer following your car accident including:

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Headaches
  • Arm pain
  • Leg pain
  • Shoulder pain

Proper Attention
It is important you seek assistance as soon as you feel stiffness or pain as the symptoms can worsen and last or recur from 6-18 months. Proper treatment will diminish your pain and stiffness more quickly & promote proper healing. The pain and other symptoms can worsen if left unchecked.

Continuous or Worsening Pain
Without a visit to an Ottawa physiotherapy clinic there is a good chance you can see disruption to your normal lifestyle as well as a diminished range of motion or mobility. A physiotherapist will show you the proper exercises to keep you active and on the mend.

Whiplash
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries following a car accident. An Ottawa physiotherapy clinic can provide you with the attention you need to help ease the pain and stiffness. Many people simply purchase a neck collar and take anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxants to ease their pain. However a physiotherapist will work with you and offer instruction on a number of routines to assist in the actual healing process. From stretches and ultrasound to massage and range of motion exercises you will receive a treatment plan to ease your pain & gain back your mobility.

An Ottawa physiotherapy clinic has the care you need to mend, following a car accident.


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