MVA Treatment in Edmonton
Treatment for Motor Vehicle Accidents in Edmonton
Motor vehicle accidents (MVA) can traumatize the body, causing many injuries from whiplash to broken bones. Physical therapy is integral to the recovery process following an MVA to help reduce your pain and stiffness and avoid long-term injuries.
Physical therapists have the skills to help you get back to living your best life after an MVA. Following a collision, people may be affected both physically and emotionally. There are often complex injuries, emotional distress, possible loss of a vehicle, time off work, inability or difficulty doing daily activities, etc.
Best Quality Care.
Our team is here to give you the best quality care from initial post-accident assessment to completion of your rehabilitation. We believe in treating the whole person rather than the sum of their injuries. This belief extends to our entire team, who will support you and help manage your recovery. This support will include navigating through forms, communicating with insurance adjusters, referrals to physicians and specialists, advising on further imaging needs, etc.
What Are The Common Injuries From Motor Vehicle Accidents?
All motor vehicle accidents are different. The injuries sustained can vary depending on the type of collision, your location within the vehicle, age, and pre-existing medical conditions. Some of the most common injuries associated with MVA’s are:
We offer manual therapy, exercise prescription, education, goal setting and functional rehabilitation to help you recover at each stage. In addition, we can utilize acupuncture, dry needling, concussion management, vestibular rehabilitation, thermal and electrical modalities, ultrasound, mechanical traction and massage therapy in your treatment.
Often, our patients benefit from ergonomic and body mechanic training to reduce strain on injured areas of the body. This training will assist in recovery, and a comprehensive home program will help you return to a pre-accident activity level.
Your physical therapist will tailor your plan of care based on your individual needs. Including injury prevention before you get discharged from your physical therapy treatment is essential because it helps reduce susceptibility to sustaining future injuries or chronic conditions after your MVA. Our caring and knowledgeable team is here to help you ‘love getting better’ after your motor vehicle accident.