Automobile accidents are traumatic in their own right, whether they involve injuries or not. They are almost always unexpected and involve sudden, often severe damage to property and possibly even to one’s own body. In an instant, drivers in a vehicle crash can suffer from blows to the head, neck, shoulders, chest, pelvis, legs, and feet. Ligaments may tear, bones can break, and muscles can strain.
Any of these motor vehicle injuries can leave you with a great deal of chronic pain, thinking there is no way out. But that is no way to live, and Robbins Rehabilitation West is here to help convince you of that. Let’s learn more about what kinds of problems vehicle accidents can cause. Then, we’ll explain how our physical therapy services in Allentown, Bethlehem, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley can help get you back on your feet again.
What Kinds of Injuries Are Caused by Vehicle Accidents?
The parts of your body that can be injured by a motor vehicle accident will depend entirely on the exact circumstances of the incident. Conditions such as where your vehicle gets hit, how fast you were going, and whether your seatbelt was on all matter here. Suffice it to say, however, that car accidents are unpredictable and can result in all kinds of injuries, including to the following areas:
- Abdominal organs such as the kidneys and liver
Tears, sprains, strains, contusions, fractures, and other types of injuries all affect a person’s ability to participate in daily activities. Those activities can range from walking, jogging, and running to lifting, standing, or lying down. Given certain conditions, even sitting in a chair or on a couch can be painful or just plain uncomfortable.
Sometimes, the injuries that cause this pain heal and go away on their own, but this tends to be less likely the more serious the injury is. In fact, injuries such as those you might sustain in a motor vehicle crash respond the best to treatment that is begun as soon as possible after the event. That’s where a physical therapy regimen comes in. Let us explain how Robbins Rehabilitation West can help.
Schedule Your Lehigh Valley Physical Therapy with Us
After your motor vehicle injury, you will likely have pain and discomfort in the affected areas. The best action to take first is to set up a free screen with Robbins. This will give you a chance to meet with a physical therapist for 30 minutes so you can be examined and diagnosed. Physical therapy can help you only if we know where your pain is coming from.
Once we understand your condition, we can produce a plan for how best to exercise and strengthen your joints and muscles again. The best part is that the plan will be designed just for you, based on your current physical abilities and limitations. With regular exercises in mobility, strength, and stretching, your formerly painful injury from a motor vehicle accident can be eliminated or significantly improved.
This is the way that we at Robbins Rehabilitation West help our patients. Each individual who walks through our doors is different, and so we devote our full attention to developing plans for everyone who needs help.
Contact Robbins Rehabilitation West today to schedule your 30-minute free screen with one of our physical therapists. We will work to understand your condition and then devise an approach to correcting it. It’s true that car crashes are frightening, but if you get injured in one, come and see us. We always strive to get you back to normal and living the life you love.