Auto and Work Related Injuries
Acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain related to car accident or work-related injury; Headache; Numbness/Tingling; Weakness.
Accidents happen, even to the safest of drivers and most cautious of workers. Auto-related accidents include single vehicle collisions, multiple vehicle collisions, rear-end impact, front-end impact, side impact, car versus pedestrian accidents, etc.
Work-related injuries include, but are not limited to, repetitive overuse pain, lifting/pushing/pulling injuries, falls, strains/sprains, automobile accidents, etc.
How Renew Physical Therapy Can Help:
Both high-impact collisions and fender benders can cause devastating physical injuries that can potentially change a person’s life forever if not properly addressed with treatment in a timely manner. Auto and work-related injuries can result in time loss at work for those who are physically unable to complete their work duties secondary to pain or other physical symptoms. We strongly encourage victims of auto accidents/work injuries, and educate urgent care facilities/primary care physicians, to seek conservative manual physical therapy care for these injuries as soon as possible, same day if possible. The sooner we can address the problem, the sooner we can settle the pain in most cases. We will utilize therapeutic modalities such as cold/hot packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound/phonophoresis, and topical analgesics/anti-inflammatories to reduce inflammation. We will use these modalities along with soft tissue massage, desensitization hands-on manual techniques, and bracing if necessary to further settle the injured tissues and immediately begin decreasing acute pain. Joint mobilization procedures will help to reduce pain, improve mobility, and prevent long-term mechanical pain and dysfunction. We adhere to a strict “no-pain” rule throughout the course of treatment to ensure steady progress toward a full recovery. We understand that no two accidents are the same, and injuries sustained from very similar accidents vary widely. Therefore, each patient is evaluated and treated individually with no cookie-cutter or assembly line approach.