Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents (MVA) come at the most inopportune time and leave you with pain that occurred in the blink of an eye.  Injuries from motor vehicle accidents are different than most other injuries due to the violent and forceful nature of the impact.  The injuries, symptoms, and recovery require a comprehensive approach on a continual and frequent basis to foster healing of the injured area.  Recovery is often ongoing for months and typically requires hands on treatment combined with movement and exercises to reduce the pain and heal the structures injured in the accident.  The most common injury in a MVA is a neck strain, which when at its most severe is a whiplash.  This involves the tearing of ligaments that surround and support the spinal column in the neck.  Associated with this is strained muscles and nerves that lead to intense pain, swelling, and weakness of the neck and arms.  Oftentimes radiating arm pain, numbness and/or tingling can be present after the accident and can persist for several weeks until the structures heal.  At Bird Physical Therapy we understand the frustration of a slow recovery after a sudden and forceful accident.  We are committed to a thorough evaluation, assessment of your structures, establishing a plan of care and helping you reduce your pain and feel better.  We carry many of the items you may need to recover from accidents as noted below:

  • Braces for elbows, thumbs, knees and ankles
  • Soft neck collars
  • Shoulder pulleys
  • TENS units
  • Stretch straps
  • Lumbar back supports
  • Foam Rolls
  • Bio-Freeze
  • Ice packs
  • Exercise resistance bands
  • Mediflow pillows
  • Leg elevation wedges
  • Theracanes
  • Home cervical traction units

Returning to driving is an important aspect of our lives that allows us to live independently and productively.  Recovering from a MVA and providing ongoing care to help you live life without limitations is how we help you feel better at Bird Physical Therapy.