Car Accident Physical Therapy

Centennial Sports & Physical Therapy offers PT treatment after a car accident, including whiplash treatment, in Spokane, WA. We treat many of the most common injuries after an accident so you can find relief and get back to doing the things you love.

  • Whiplash
  • Dislocations & Fractures
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Knee Trauma
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Hand & Wrist Injuries
  • Headaches & Migraines

How Physical Therapy Can Help You

Physical therapy can restore range of motion, encourage healing, and relieve pain, but that’s not all. Getting the care you need early can benefit you in many ways in the months to come. Timely treatment may reduce the incidence of secondary injuries and help to reduce the effects of whiplash. Since the symptoms of whiplash don’t always manifest immediately following vehicular accidents, a victim may go for days without noticing any signs of neck injury. Starting treatment right away can minimize discomfort if a whiplash injury has occurred.

The Effects Of Whiplash

Whiplash refers to a condition that happens to the neck when the head violently and quickly snaps back and forward in rapid succession. Although whiplash is often caused by any type of car accident as well as contact sports, such as horse riding, or even physical abuse. Some people may find it surprising, but whiplash symptoms can appear after a minor accident or fender bender.

Signs of whiplash may include:

  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Stiffness
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Numbness Or Tingling In Arms

Photo of a woman rubbing her neck after an accident.

 

Reduce Your Pain

Curling up and sleeping the pain away may sound tempting. Unfortunately, a complete lack of movement during recovery can make you stiff and sore. You may even end up increasing your overall pain levels.

Our expert therapists can target strained muscles, harmful compressions, and pinched nerves. They will work these trouble spots to help you feel better faster.

Minimize Long-Term Damage

The main goals of post-accident physical therapy are to treat your current injuries and to prevent further harm as you continue to heal. Without safe, supervised exercises during your recovery, your muscles may continue to weaken. You may lose strength and flexibility. You may even increase your risk of falls, muscle tears, and other secondary injuries.

At Centennial Sports & Physical Therapy, we can help you exercise your injury safely.

Support Your Court Case

If you’re planning to sue the person who injured you, seeing a physical therapist may benefit your case. It is not uncommon for the person at fault to accuse the accident victim of exaggerating their injuries to get extra money.

Your legal representation may require you to have a record of medical treatment. That way you can prove to the judge that your injuries are severe and that you should be compensated.

Avoid Future Surgery

Surgery can prolong your recovery period and is both emotionally and physically stressful. While there are certain situations in which surgery is needed, many injuries can be treated safely through physical therapy.

Getting attention quickly and sticking to your PT treatment plan may help you avoid surgery altogether.

Car Accident Physical Therapy In Spokane

Why suffer needlessly? At Centennial Sports & Physical Therapy in Spokane Valley, we offer whiplash, neck, and back pain treatments, as well as hand physical therapy. Don’t wait to seek out physical therapy after a car accident. Contact us today to set up an appointment and find relief.

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