Auto Injury Rehabilitation

Whiplash injuryMed1Care Therapy Partner’s physical therapists provide outpatient auto injury rehabilitation for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, fractures and soft tissue injuries, like whiplash.

Treatment options include physical therapy rehabilitation, pre- and post-surgical care and pain management. Auto injury rehabilitation will help you increase mobility and functionality, understand your medical condition and improve your quality of life.

Reasons for Outpatient Auto Injury Rehabilitation

After sustaining injury during a car accident—such as broken bones, strained ligaments, head trauma or the whiplash that occurs when the head is rapidly thrown back and forth—rehabilitation can support recovery by speeding up the healing process and teaching you the best way to care for your injury, so you can return to your daily activities.

The benefits of auto injury rehabilitation include:

  • Maximizing your ability to move without pain, so you can earn a living and live independently.
  • Reduced need for opioids, lowering the risk of opioid-dependent depression, addiction and withdrawals.
  • Avoidance of expensive, invasive surgeries. Many conditions have the same outcomes with surgery that auto injury rehabilitation provides, such as a torn meniscus or torn rotator cuff.

Auto injury rehabilitation can enhance your quality of life with personalized care that promotes independence and supports your journey to recovery.

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How We Can Help

If you need outpatient auto injury rehabilitation, our experienced physical therapists can help you improve your mobility, decrease your pain and regain your quality of life.

Outpatient auto injury rehabilitation can help you:

  • manage pain and decrease swelling
  • regain mobility and increase flexibility
  • reduce the reliance on opioids for pain management
  • improve strength, mobility and balance
  • reduce scar tissue formation
  • reduce the development of secondary issues
  • recover faster
  • prevent future injury

Med1Care Therapy Partner’s experienced therapists are trained in providing outpatient auto injury rehabilitation. We will partner with your physician to help you build a unique treatment plan to restore your movement and function with specialized exercises and education on low impact ways to manage your daily living, relieve pain, improve mobility, prevent disability, strengthen the musculature, and improve balance.

Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation. Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.

Surgeon showing brain injury patient xrays of her brain injury.Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is most commonly caused by falls and auto accidents. TBI disrupts the functioning of the brain, and physical therapists can help people who have suffered from TBI to relearn tasks, restore their wellness and regain their ability to function in daily life.

Learn more about TBI treatment and recovery here.

Doctor explaining rotator cuff injury to patient.The rotator cuff is comprised of four tendons that hold the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket and assist with arm rotation. It is common to sustain a tear to the rotator cuff during a car accident. Because shoulder muscles and tendons tighten on impact, absorbing the strain of the impact against the body. These are painful injuries that may take a long time to heal and may require intense physical therapy.

Symptoms of a rotator cuff tear may include:

  • Shoulder pain during movement, especially at or above shoulder height
  • Pain at the top of the arm
  • Difficulty lifting, rotating and lowering the arm
  • Muscle weakness
  • Popping sensations
  • Trouble sleeping

Injury patient taking pain reliever medicine.Although no pain reliever is completely free of side effects, auto injury pain can be managed relatively safely with occasional over-the-counter medications, including acetaminophen (such as Tylenol), ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin IB) or naproxen sodium (such as Aleve).