Motor Vehicle Accidents
A vehicle accident can be traumatic and is always unexpected. The injuries sustained can sometimes be delayed; you may feel fine the next day but sometimes within 7-10 days you may start experiencing muscle pain and stiffness. This is not uncommon. There are specific types of injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents, and consulting a trained physiotherapist immediately can prevent these treatable ailments from becoming lifelong disabilities.
In the cases of motor vehicle accidents, we want you to focus on healing so you can return to the health you experienced beforehand. If you have been in a car crash one of the most common injuries is to the upper spine and neck. Other common symptoms include joint pain, muscle pain, headaches, arm pain and leg pain. These symptoms occur when the vertebral joints and associated muscles and nerves are subjected to uncommon forces and movements associated with a car accident.
We know that recovery from such injuries can be a long, emotionally exhausting and sometimes painful experience. We will work with you to create a fully customized treatment plan focusing on the areas you need the most. This could be a combination of manual therapy, exercise therapy, massage and acupuncture. We focus on positivity and motivation to keep your spirits up, which will aide you in your recuperation. At St. Andrews Physiotherapy we know that your emotional state will affect how your body reacts and heals itself over time and we pay attention to this as well.