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Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries: Navigating Recovery

At Empower Physiotherapy, we understand that motor vehicle accidents can lead to a range of injuries, impacting both physical well-being and overall quality of life. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the steps to recovery, offering specialized physiotherapy care tailored to your unique needs.

Right Steps After a Car Accident in Alberta, Canada:

  • Seek Medical Attention: Your health is the top priority. Seek immediate medical attention, even if injuries seem minor.
  • Report the Accident: File a report with the police and your insurance company.
  • Document the Scene: Collect information, take photos, and gather details about the accident.
  • Consult a Physiotherapist: Schedule a physiotherapy assessment promptly, even if symptoms are not immediately apparent.

Common Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents:

Motor vehicle accidents can result in various injuries, including:

  • Whiplash: Neck and upper back injuries due to sudden acceleration and deceleration.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
  • Fractures: Bone fractures due to impact. 
  • Head Injuries: Concussions or more severe traumatic brain injuries.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Trauma affecting the spinal cord.

How Physiotherapy Can Help:

Physiotherapy plays a pivotal role in the recovery process after a motor vehicle accident. Our tailored physiotherapy treatments aim to:

  • Alleviate Pain: Targeted interventions to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Restore Function: Rehabilitation exercises to restore mobility and strength.
  • Address Soft Tissue Injuries: Manual therapy to promote healing of soft tissues.
  • Improve Posture and Alignment: Techniques to correct posture and alignment issues.
  • Enhance Overall Well-being: Holistic care to address physical and emotional aspects of recovery.

The Sooner the Assessment, the Better:

Early assessment and intervention are crucial for optimal recovery. Initiating physiotherapy within 10 days is recommended. This can prevent the development of chronic pain and address issues before they become more complex 

Whiplash Diagnosis and Treatment Duration:

Whiplash, a common car accident injury, can vary in severity. The duration of physiotherapy treatment often corresponds to the extent of the injury. Early diagnosis and intervention significantly impact recovery time. The most common diagnosis is whiplash associated disorfer II, which allows for 21 treatments to be used in 90 days after the accident. Our experienced physiotherapists at Empower Physiotherapy carefully assess the severity of whiplash injuries and tailor treatment plans accordingly, ensuring you receive the appropriate care for your unique situation.

Assessment Fee: As per provincial guidelines