Our Physiotherapists in Toronto treat a wide variety of injuries as a result of Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA). Car accident injuries commonly include whiplash injuries to neck and back as well as shoulder, hip and knee traumas. Fortunately, only a small percentage of motor vehicle accidents result in more serious injuries such as fractures, head injuries or spinal cord injuries.
The goal of treating patients after an accident is to control the pain associated with the injury as well as stretching and strengthening program to rehabilitate our patients. An active physiotherapy and rehabilitation program improves the function and minimizes the risk of patients developing chronic pain conditions.
A patient-centered physiotherapy program for an accident related injury is delivered by our team of physiotherapist, Kinesiologist, massage therapist and chiropractors. In the event of patients suffering from psychological complications such as sleep disturbance, anxiety or fear of driving, our psychologist and psychotherapist may also be involved.
Physiomobility pain management clinics in Don Mills & Toronto are licensed by FSCO (Financial Services Commission of Ontario) to provide treatments for injuries related to Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) and directly bill the insurance companies.
Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) related injuries are the ones that are caused as the result of car accidents. These injuries not only happen as the result of direct impact but sometimes, although there is no direct impact acceleration/deceleration of the body caused injuries to muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
These injuries can happen to any parts of the body and commonly cause conditions such as whiplash and low back sprain/strains. Some of the major injuries caused as a result of motor vehicle accidents include the following:
The seriousness of these injuries depends on the strength of the impact and the places injured. Most of the people would experience instant pain in the affected area and will need immediate help.
The treatment of motor vehicle accident related injuries depends on the area affected. Minor injuries usually recover with rest and simple stretching. However, in more severe injuries such as whiplash or bulging disk or major neurological or orthopedic conditions, a course of physiotherapy and rehabilitation is necessary. A physiotherapist will devise a treatment and rehabilitation plan which includes pain management, massages, and exercises to speed up the healing process and prevent developing chronic pain conditions. A gradual return to work and sport will be included in the plan.
· Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
· Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
· Massage therapy & chiropractic
· Bracing if necessary
· Unloading taping techniques
· Acupuncture & dry needling for pain
· Soft tissue massage