When you are in a car accident, it’s never something you can just forget and move on from. Besides being mentally traumatic, the human body is extremely vulnerable to the forces inflicted by automobile collisions, regardless of the speed at which the cars collide.
There are three basic categories of physical therapy that you may receive after you have been cleared by your doctor to move into the rehabilitation phase. If you have any reservations about this, keep in mind that there are many talented and caring people who have sought out careers in physical therapy, so you will be treated with kindness and dignity in your treatment facility of choice.
The most common type of therapy following a car accident is for bone, ligament, and joint injuries. This will consist of exercises to improve flexibility, increase mobility, and enhance muscle strength.
If you suffered neurological injuries, physical therapy will help you to re-learn the daily tasks that allow you to live independently with a sense of normalcy. How to bathe, dress yourself, brush your teeth, and cook a simple meal could all be part of this particular therapy regime.
If it was found that you sustained damage to your spinal cord, physical therapy takes on a different meaning as it is combined with neurological therapy and massage therapy. As these injuries often leave the victim disabled and confined to a bed or a wheelchair, therapy helps these people to keep some muscles from atrophying from disuse and others strong enough to manage tasks such as moving from a wheelchair to the bed, etc.
Regardless of your injury, a therapy regime will help you get back to living your life.