Physical Therapy after a Car Accident is VERY Important! According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. every year, and of those 6 million, over 2.5 million car accidents are rear-end collisions. This kind of auto accident is the most common and can cause an injury called “whiplash,” which occurs when the neck extends beyond its normal range of motion.
Patients may develop symptoms like pain and stiffness in the head, neck, and shoulders, loss of range of motion in the neck, chronic migraines or headaches, tingling and numbness in the upper extremities, dizziness and fatigue, and occasionally, blurred vision and/or memory problems.
Physical Therapists are experts in manual therapy and rehab techniques which are very helpful in accident recovery.
Director of Physical Therapy