If you were involved in a car accident, complete recovery may take some time. Minor injuries, such as bruises, heal in a few days while more serious ones (such as broken facial bones) may require surgery. Proper rehabilitation after a car accident can have long term benefits in terms of your overall health and mobility. Synergy Health Centre provides physiotherapy to treat patients suffering from injuries such as whiplash and neck pain. We can help you with ICBC rehabilitation by directly billing ICBC for your treatment.
Injuries Resulting From a Car Accident
You may experience headaches, pain and stiffness after an accident. If you have suffered from a whiplash, it could be several days before you actually recognize the symptoms. Whiplash causes pain in the neck, lower back, shoulders, arms or hands. It can also lead to dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, irritability, memory problems and other issues. There could also be bruising, especially in the areas where your body was in contact with the seatbelt and you can even suffer from nerve damage.
Painkillers are usually used to combat the pain associated with car accident injuries. This is a short-term relief as it reduces the pain for the time-being but doesn’t affect the recovery process. Enrolling in a physiotherapy program designed to help promote movement will help you heal. Physiotherapy improves circulation, ensuring proper flow of oxygenated blood to the injury site. Your physiotherapist can also provide pain management techniques to enhance your body’s natural healing process.
How Does Rehabilitation Help?
Car accidents may cause severe injuries leading to chronic pain, flexibility problems and mobility issues if not treated quickly. Rehabilitation and physiotherapy helps prevent further damage to your body by addressing these injuries immediately. If you do not undergo physiotherapy, you are at a greater risk of developing degenerative diseases in your discs and tissues. Your physiotherapist can also help create a rehabilitation program to prevent any chances of re-injury.
Different Types of Physiotherapy Treatments
Here are a few of the most common types of physiotherapy treatments for whiplash and soft-tissue damage:
- Application of ice
- Alternate heat and ice application
- Cervical support
- Gentle active movement
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Muscle-relaxing medications
Other treatments include electrical stimulation and various physical exercises. At Synergy Health Centre, we help you determine the best course of treatment for a complete and fast recovery, based on your injuries and the damaged tissues. We also offer chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, kinesiology and other treatments.
It is necessary to keep the soft-tissues healthy and flexible to speed up the recovery process. A specific treatment or a combination of physiotherapy techniques is recommended to alleviate pain in the affected areas. In case of neck injuries, this will help restore mobility and strength for you to continue with your normal everyday routine. Physical exercises can further help you alleviate pain by reducing any inflammation.
If you didn’t receive immediate medical treatment after your auto accident, you may still benefit from treating your older injures through physiotherapy. The process combines cardiovascular rehabilitation, exercise and strength training to restore function in affected parts.
If you have been injured in an auto accident recently and are eligible for an ICBC claim, Synergy Health Centre can help you. We can formulate a complete rehabilitation program to address the type and severity of injuries you are suffering from. We also provide physiotherapy for the elderly. For more information on our ICBC rehabilitation services in Victoria, contact us today. You can also book an appointment online.