Had Enough Pain From the Accident? Can Physical Therapy Help?
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Mon Jul 2018
Pain is by far one of the most difficult feelings in the world. If you were injured in any kind of accident, there’s a good chance that just about everything hurts. All things considered, you may just look into anything to relieve your suffering. Physical therapy may be the solution that can make things just a little better.
You may already know that you just can’t walk into a physical therapist’s office and request an appointment. The first thing you’ll need is a referral from your doctor. If your case is work-related, the company doctor may write out the order for physical therapy. Here, in Elizabeth, many employers send injured workers to places like Concentra for one-stop services.
Meanwhile, it goes without saying that not everyone who needs physical therapy was injured while on the job. You might have suffered severe trauma when you slipped and fell in a local food store. Perhaps you broke your arm in an automobile accident. Of course, you may have suffered debilitating injuries when someone struck you while you were on your bicycle.
If your physician recommends you to go to physical therapy, it is critical that you comply. Yes, it can be time-consuming. However, your goal should be to find your path back to wellness.
How Physical Therapy Helps Accident Victims
How exactly does physical therapy help accident victims? One of the most obvious intents of physical therapy is pain relief. Today’s physical therapists have doctorate degrees and a great deal of experience in understanding the mechanics of the human body.
Meanwhile, other physical therapists have been in the field for a number of years. Although they have graduate-level educations, their experience substitutes for the requirement to obtain a Ph.D.
So, how do these experts actually help your recovery? For a moment, consider the person who hurts his or neck while operating a forklift at work. The obvious inclination is to restrict movement. A physical therapist works to increase mobility. In fact, the process may also involve some home exercises.
In some cases, physical therapy helps injury victims avoid surgery. This is done by using the right modalities to assist with healing injured tissues and eliminate pain. Meanwhile, physical therapy is also critical after some types of surgery. If you broke your wrist in a car crash and had pins put in it, physical therapy can help facilitate your mobility.
More than likely, you may be frightened about the use of pain medications. Since physical therapists help eradicate pain, you may be pleased with the prospect of tossing prescription bottles.
One of the important benefits of physical therapy is that it works to strengthen the body. For some, this may mean working with the muscles that surround the injury site.
At the Law Offices of Beninato & Matrafaljo, we urge our personal injury clients to exercise compliance with physical therapy directives. In the end, your healthy recovery is the most critical consideration. If you have been injured in any type of accident, please call us to schedule an appointment. Fees are not due until the case concludes – and we are not paid unless we are successful in obtaining money for you.