Injuries from an accident may lead to long term issues with your quality of life and your ability to work. Many of these issues can be prevented with proper physical therapy and rehabilitation from your injuries. Physical therapy is the primary method for repair and strengthening of damaged tissue and for avoiding excessive scar growth. Regardless of the severity of the injury, you may benefit from a physical therapy program - speak to a specialist today to find out.
When should I begin Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy should begin within one week following an auto accident. The first aspect of treatment, which is started right away, is to control pain and diminish swelling. Small movements are introduced as early as possible to begin your tissue’s repair process. That said, you can begin physical therapy anytime. If you are still suffering pain, or you don't have full functional use of your body, physical therapy can help.
How long does physical therapy last?
The average physical therapy session can last 30-60 minutes. The duration of therapy may vary greatly, depending on the severity of the injury and the healing speed of the individual. The therapy can last for a few months to years, so it is important that the group you choose to work with works with your attorney to cover the payments.
If you or someone you love has been in an accident that resulted in injuries that require physical therapy, it is important to seek medical care promptly to prevent long term damage and ongoing pain.