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Auto Injury

Auto injuries are often frightening and may cause lingering health problems. But the physical therapists at Loudoun Physical Therapy in Leesburg and Lansdowne, Virginia, can help. Physical therapy provides effective rehabilitation and pain relief for a wide range of injuries. If you’re struggling to cope with injuries from an auto accident, don’t suffer in silence. Physical therapy can help speed up your recovery. Call Loudoun Physical Therapy or book an appointment online today! We also service the nearby cities of Ashburn, Sterling, Purcellville, Lovettsville, Reston, and Dulles.

Auto Injury Q & A

What is an auto injury?

An auto injury can result from any auto accident. Some are minor, while others can be severe. But even minor auto injuries can affect your health and your quality of life.

Common auto injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Damage to the neck/spinal cord
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Burns

If you suffer from a chronic health condition, an auto injury may worsen symptoms. For example, a person with heart problems may have a heart attack after the accident. If you have medical complications after your accident, you may need special rehabilitation to recover.

What are some symptoms of an auto injury?

Symptoms of auto injuries depend on which area of the body was affected. But common symptoms may include:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Difficulty getting around
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Depression or anxiety

If you injured your neck or back during the accident, you might experience chronic pain. While some minor injuries may heal quickly in the weeks following the accident, other injuries can linger. You’ll need ongoing treatment to help you manage your pain.

Serious auto injuries can require surgery, casts, or other specialized medical treatments. Once you recover from the surgery or have your cast removed, you may need physical therapy to rebuild your strength, improve muscle or joint function, and regain your mobility.

How can physical therapy help me recover from an auto injury?

At Loudoun Physical Therapy, you’ll receive a comprehensive treatment plan designed to meet your needs. Treatments often include special exercises, and massage, occupational, and water therapy, and more. These work together to help you achieve the best results. 
Physical therapists perform assessments to check your muscle and joint function after your injury. Then they guide you through exercises and treatments to strengthen weak muscles and loosen stiff joints. Over time, physical therapy can help your body function better.

If your injury limits your mobility or makes it difficult to perform everyday tasks, your physical therapist can help you learn new ways to adapt. You may need to use a walker, cane, or other assistive devices to help you get around. Your physical therapist can show you how to use these devices most effectively.

Auto injuries are often painful and frightening. But physical therapy can help you recover from your symptoms more quickly. If you’re suffering from an auto injury, call Loudoun Physical Therapy or book an appointment online today.