Motor Vehicle Injury Lansing, Okemos & Dewitt, MI

Motor Vehicle Injury

Motor vehicle accidents can cause a variety of serious injuries to your body limiting your mobility. The impact of being in a motor vehicle accident can cause broken bones, head injuries, fractures which can lead to lifelong injuries. When it comes to a motor vehicle accident, the possibilities for injury are endless. However, most of the injuries from a car accident can be healed and function can be regained with customized physical therapy treatment.

The most frequent motor vehicle injuries are:

  • Brain and head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Diaphragm rupture
  • Pelvis and abdominal injuries
  • Leg and knee injuries
  • Foot injuries

Physical Therapy 

The injuries from a car accident can be devastating and limiting. Without correct treatment, there’s a risk for long-term health issues. Some options may provide temporary relief. However, it doesn’t repair any part of the body that is actually damaged. Physical therapy actually repairs and strengthens injured tissue while reducing pain and swelling. 

A physical therapist uses a wide variety of techniques to eliminate pain, increase mobility and return patients back to normal daily function. A physical therapist will do a full evaluation to determine physical condition, pain level and limits. Stretching physical therapy exercises may be done to improve range of motion. Ice and heat therapy, ultrasound and manual manipulation may also be an option to get the patient on the road to recovery after incurring a car accident injury. Avoid opioid addiction and invasive surgery with physical therapy. Treatment by a physical therapist has been found to be as effective as surgery. Plus, you’ll get to participate in your own recovery. Physical therapists work in collaboration with their patients and patients physicians to design personalized treatment plans to meet your individual needs and goals.