CAR ACCIDENT TREATMENT OPTIONS
Part 1 : Physical Therapy (PT)
During a car accident, your body gets shaken up, quite literally, resulting in a number of different potential injuries. This can be a traumatic experience for any person both mentally and physically. There areso many important steps that you must take after a car accident. A high stress situation like a car crash causes massive amounts of adrenaline to pump through your body, which may mask serious injuries, causing you to think that nothing is wrong.
When it comes to a car accident, it is important to always seek medical professional help, regardless of whether or not you think you’ve sustained serious injuries. Here’s a more in-depth look into some of your treatment options when it comes to motor vehicle accidents in New York.
Physical therapy for my accident
One of the first and best options for treatment is scheduling an appointment with a physical therapist. A physical therapist is a musculoskeletal expert. That means they can help with both your muscles and your bones, utilizing exercises, massages, strength training, and more advanced techniques to help your recovery process. Here at BC + PT, our physical therapy team provides treatment for many patients involved in car crash injuries. Some of these injuries include whiplash, head and back pain, or even injuries to the extremities, such as shoulder pain, hip pain or knee pain.
Some people think that after a motor vehicle crash, all they can do (or need to do, medically) is see their primary care physician (PCP). While this is a good first step, physical therapy can work hand in hand with your PCP to provide conservative treatment to help expedite the healing process. It is very important that during this first initial visit you ask your PCP or medical specialist if physical therapy is right for you.
Do I need physical therapy?
Having a knowledgeable expert to help you recover can expedite your healing process and help you gain your confidence back. Your physical therapist is there to treat and support you after that life-changing moment. If you are really serious about getting better after your accident, having a physical therapist is a great addition to your healthcare team. Plus, no-fault may cover up to 100% of your physical therapy costs!
Physical therapy focuses on stretches and exercises to build up your strength and mobilization after a car crash. If you are having trouble walking, holding on to objects, turning your head, or bending down, physical therapy could be beneficial to you!
Physical therapy in Buffalo
While there may be many options for physical therapy, there's no place quite like BC + PT! Across multiple locations in Buffalo, our physical therapists are able to take care of you during your post-car accident care. We work with no-fault insurance to make sure you receive the best care possible.
If you are experiencing whiplash symptoms, you might even need a chiropractor, which we luckily are able to provide in-office as well! The ability to come to the same location for multiple treatments (and even consulting with your potential future chiropractor before you decide if chiropractic is the right option to add to your treatment plan) takes away a lot of the hassle of searching for a chiropractor who accepts no-fault insurance and traveling to multiple providers across town. Think of us as your one-stop service center for life after your accident!
If you are ready to take the next step in your post-car crash care, look no further than Buffalo Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Physical Therapy, PLLC. Having chiropractic, acupuncture and physical therapy under one roof also allows for coordination with different providers for the best care in town. Give us a call today orfill out our contact form to schedule your appointment!