Motor Vehicle Injuries

Apart from being emotionally traumatic, motor vehicle accidents can cause a variety of serious injuries. The head, neck, pelvis, abdomen, legs, knees and feet are the most common parts of the body to be injured in a motor vehicle collision with the type of collision (frontal, side, rear) making some injuries more likely.

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  • Whiplash
  • Seatbelt-induced injuries
  • Pelvic and abdominal pain
  • Broken Bones

Whiplash, when the neck stretches back and forth quickly, is the most common injury sustained in motor vehicle accidents. It can cause damage to the muscles, ligaments, and discs of the cervical spine. Because whiplash often changes the way you move your head, whether, from physical limitations or fear, the pain from a whiplash injury has the potential to become chronic pain if not treated immediately and effectively.

Physical Therapy Services

While painkillers, rest, and a brace may provide temporary relief, they don’t restore normal movement. A physical therapist can not only help you reduce the pain and swelling after a car accident, but also help you build the strength and confidence you

need to move freely and without fear. Our goal is to help you avoid invasive surgery or the use of opioids for long-term pain management.

At Body Gears Physical Therapy, we always complete a full review of how your function, investigating everything from basic range of motion measurements to highly specific motor control aspects. A complete postural assessment will be performed in sitting, standing, and any positions that you need to be able to get into for work, athletics, or recreation. Then, your walking pattern will be thoroughly analyzed in order to identify inefficiencies and the key structures that need to be addressed.

With this analysis, our physical therapists will clearly pinpoint your specific joint, soft tissue, neural, or visceral dysfunctions in order to formulate a manual therapy and exercise program. Whether you have a mechanical, neuromuscular, or motor control problem or all of the above, your treatment plan will be individualized to you.

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