Post-accident physiotherapy is a key rehabilitation activity that is catered to enable the accident victim back to a productive and independent life as soon as possible after the accident.
Physiotherapy can help to shorten the length of time taken to recover as well as help towards a full recovery.
Among major injuries suffered during an accident is whiplash and bone fracture. Whiplash injuries occur when unexpected forces throw the spine back and forth causing pain and damage to the spinal joints, ligaments and muscles. Early intervention and advice is essential in aiding a full recovery. Physiotherapy helps to regain full range of movement, reduce pain, restore strength and function, and guide with self management techniques.
Fractures require specific management, often involving immobilization in cast or splints. On removal, physiotherapists assess individual problems and aid the early return of function and strength through specific rehabilitation.