Despite our best intentions there are nearly 6.3 million motor vehicle accidents occurring every year. You may find yourself having been in an auto accident and needing treatment for an injury. We know how to effectively treat injuries through auto accident physical therapy.
What is our approach?
Often after a car accident you will be told by your doctor that you are ok and to expect soreness over the next few days. The first day you feel okay, but on the second and third day you feel significantly worse. But the x-rays or MRI said you were fine, right? What’s going on? You are likely experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness with a whiplash injury now presenting itself. Should you stretch, rest or get a manipulation? A thorough auto accident physical therapy evaluation can help you know what treatment regimen works best.
Treatment will be tailored to your specific injury
We want to make sure we help you by:
- Relieving your acute and immediate pain
- Gently restore motion in your joints and muscles
- Gradually increase your strength to re-engage the tissues that were damaged
- Help you return to your daily activities in a pain free manner and educating you on good mechanics and coordination of your body
million motor vehicle accidents per year
billion US dollars per year on motor vehicle accidents
distracted driving accidents cause over
injuries per day according to the CDC
hours before injuries present themselves
Auto Accident Injuries We Treat
Whiplash is a neck injury caused by forceful or intense back and forth motion of the neck. This injury causes pain, stiffness and limited movement in the head, neck and shoulders. Physical therapy can help relax and gently stretch the neck muscles.
Sprains, Strains, and Tears
Sprains and strains usually occur when someone twists, falls or hits something in a way that forces the body out of its normal position. A sprain is a stretch or tear in a ligament, while a strain is also a stretch or tear, but involves a muscle or tendon.
While fractures are clean breaks, a stress fracture is a small crack or severe bruising of a bone. Stress Fractures occur when your muscles become tired and fatigued and are unable to absorb the shock from activity. Pain is the most common symptom of a fracture, along with tenderness and swelling.
If you are looking for physical therapy after a car accident, Evolve Physical Therapy has advanced knowledge and expertise on injuries caused by an auto accident.
With two locations for physical therapy in Portland – book an appointment at our Bethany location or our Sherwood location to relieve your pain, restore your motion, and return to your daily activities pain-free!
Connect with us
P: (971) 213 – 3335
F: (971) 213 – 3389
P: (971) 979 – 0979
F: (971) 979 – 0997
Mon – Thurs: 7:00AM – 7:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed