The purpose of physical therapy is to promote maximum movement and flexibility while reducing pain. This is particularly relevant for auto accident victims in that many auto accident injuries can cause substantial pain and immobilization.
For typical auto accident injuries such as whiplash, disc problems, or conditions affecting the arms and legs, there are a number of physical therapy modalities offered at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation. These include:
Therapeutic Exercise: It’s important that any exercise program attempted after an auto accident is designed and supervised by a physical therapist. Therapeutic exercise is an extremely important part of the recovery process in that it helps patients to restore strength, range of motion, and balance.
At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, equipment such as recumbent bikes, graduated dumbbells, or an elliptical machine may be used. Our facility also offers the use of Power Plate Full Body Vibration technology. This cutting-edge technology incorporates vibration to maximize circulation and restore damaged muscles and tissues.
Spinal Decompression: For auto accident patients experiencing pain in the back, neck, arm, or leg, spinal traction is a non-surgical, effective therapy. It works by removing pressure on spinal nerves that may be compressed by herniated or bulging discs, or from inflammation.
Neuromuscular Re-Education: This method facilitates the return of normal movement in patients with neuromuscular injuries after a car crash. Using manual techniques, this type of therapy also promotes the body’s healing abilities by imprinting new messages to the control center of the brain. This process replaces the damaged patterns caused by trauma or injury that can lead to chronic pain.
Low Level Laser Therapy: Many types of auto accident injuries can be treated effectively with Low Level Laser Therapy. This therapy promotes healing by speeding up processes at the cellular level and aiding in the production of collagen, the main protein in connective tissues. Low Level Laser Therapy can help to reduce inflammation and pain.