Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation
Massage Therapy is a very effective and common form of rehabilitation for injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents. Common injuries include whiplash, low back pain, TMJ dysfunction (jaw pain) as well as more serious injuries.
Your massage therapist will perform an orthopedic assessment and suggest a treatment plan based on the findings. He or she will also recommend home care ideas such as hydrotherapy, pillowing for sleeping positions, ergonomics at work or at home and remedial exercise prescription when appropriate.
Massage treatments include Swedish techniques to reduce pain and inflammation, trigger point therapy and myofascial release to restore muscular function and optimal range of motion. Each therapist may suggest other techniques based on their area of specialization.
It is safe to receive massage therapy at the same time as receiving a course of treatment from a physiotherapist or chiropractor and they may compliment each other very well.
Treatment is usually covered directly through your motor vehicle insurance and progress reports will be sent regularly to your insurance company and referring physician.
Remember, the sooner you come for treatment after the accident the better, but if a significant amount of time has past, it is never too late! Contact us today to make an appointment.