Rehabilitation is a crucial part of the recovery process. If you’ve been injured in an accident, your doctor might recommend physical therapy after your initial medical treatment. This is usually meant to increase the effectiveness of your treatment, restore your mobility, and ensure a pain-free recovery. Physiotherapy will help to speed up your recovery and restore your body, and it will also help prevent long-term complications stemming from your injuries such as chronic pain and headaches.
In addition, while you might feel fine after a seemingly minor accident, you may start to experience pain, stiffness, reduced range of motion, chronic headaches, and other symptoms days or weeks after the accident. This is because some injuries such as whiplash and musculoskeletal injuries often take time to manifest their symptoms. Fortunately, many auto accident-related injuries can be effectively treated through physiotherapy without the need for prescription medications or surgeries.
With all this in mind, you can see why it is highly recommended to start physiotherapy as soon as possible after an accident. If you are in need of Atlanta physiotherapy services, we can help. At Hurt 911 Injury Centers, we offer a wide range of quality physiotherapy services aimed at meeting your specific needs. Call our Atlanta location today at 855-475-2588 to start your journey to a pain-free and effective recovery.
What Is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a method of treatment that utilizes physical techniques (including, but not limited to, massage, exercise, and manipulation) to improve bodily function and mobility, speed up recovery, reduce pain and stiffness, and improve quality of life. Physiotherapists have specialized hands-on clinical skills to diagnose and treat symptoms of injury, disease, and disability.
It mainly focuses on rehabilitation, injury prevention, and the promotion of health and fitness. It is a holistic approach to treatment that also involves engaging the patient in their own treatment through education and lifestyle advice.
What Conditions Do Our Physiotherapists Treat?
At Hurt 911 Injury, we treat the following types of injuries:
A head injury/traumatic brain injury can have devastating effects on you and your family. TBIs are often caused when you sustain a significant blow to the head, for instance, in a car accident or a slip and fall accident. They can also be caused when your brain hits against the skull after a sudden stop.
Head injuries can lead to communication issues, cognitive problems, and physical problems such as balance and coordination. However, through the correct therapy input, our physiotherapists can re-program the nerve pathways and brain activity and help the patient re-learn their basic skills, movements, and functions.
Broken or fractured bones are quite common in car accidents and high-impact activities. After receiving emergency medical treatment, physiotherapy is recommended to help in pain management, strengthen the surrounding muscles and tissues, minimize muscle weakness and atrophy, and restore mobility and range of motion.
Back and Spinal Injuries
If you’ve been involved in a car accident or slip and fall accident while working or running errands in Atlanta, there is a high likelihood that you might have injured your spine or back muscles. Additionally, if your job requires a lot of heavy lifting, you may stress and injury your back muscles and spinal ligaments. Back and spinal injuries can lead to chronic pain and severely limit your ability to complete regular tasks.
Our physiotherapists use a wide range of chiropractic techniques to treat spinal and back injuries. They will teach you the appropriate exercises to practice while at home to help you strengthen your back to prevent further injuries and speed your recovery.
We will develop a perfectly tailored treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways. While the cause of many childhood scoliosis cases isn’t yet known, you can develop the condition as an adult due to muscular dystrophy, spinal infections, and spinal cord injuries.
Even though chiropractic care and physiotherapy in Atlanta don’t serve as a cure for scoliosis, our physiotherapists will be able to assess your condition and formulate a suitable treatment plan to help manage painful and discomforting symptoms. The treatment plan will focus on minimizing pain and improving the mobility and functionality of your spine. We will work closely with you to treat your scoliosis and improve your spinal health.
If not properly addressed, your condition will get worse leading to further misalignment and health complications such as breathing problems, severe back pain and complications, and unbalanced musculoskeletal shifting.
The misalignment of the spine can also irritate your nerves leading to inflammation which is associated with chronic pain.
Neck Injuries, Including Whiplash
Neck injuries can be caused by a wide range of factors including auto accidents, work-related accidents, slip and fall accidents, bad posture, impact to the head or neck, sleeping in a less than ideal position, etc. When you visit Hurt 911, our physiotherapists will take X-rays and use other imaging exams to assess your neck injury.
We will then use the findings to develop a treatment plan that focuses on fixing the underlying cause of your neck pain. We will also determine which chiropractic adjustments to make to restore the proper alignment in your cervical spine.
If you are experiencing neck pain after being involved in an accident, it is crucial that you seek medical attention as soon as you can. Whiplash injuries are common in car accidents. Leaving your neck injuries unchecked can lead to spinal or nerve damages which can lead to permanent damage and paralysis.
Sitting between the individual bones of the spine (vertebrae) are rubbery cushions or discs that hold together the spine and provide protection from shock. A herniated disc occurs when the nucleus or soft center of a disc slips or pushes out of the tougher exterior casing. A herniated disc can occur anywhere along the spine, however, most people experience it in their lower back. Unlike other injuries on this list, herniated discs are rarely caused by trauma.
Rather, these types of injuries are more often than not caused by repeated stress and strain on the spine. Risk factors for this condition include physically demanding jobs, obesity, and genetic factors. A herniated disc can lead to chronic pain, pain down your arms or legs depending on where the herniated disc is located, numbness around the affected region.
After an initial consultation, physical exam, and diagnostic tests, we will be able to determine the most appropriate physiotherapy treatment for your herniated disc.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome arises when a nerve in the wrist is compressed, more specifically the median nerve. While this type of injury is commonly associated with people who frequently work on the computer or play video games, there is no real scientific evidence to support this connection.
The confirmed causes of this condition include the anatomy of the hand, inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid diabetes, obesity, diseases that cause nerve damage like diabetes, certain types of medications, and chronic conditions such as kidney failure.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to pain and numbness in the hand and fingers and can affect your ability to grip.
Muscle Strains and Sprains
Muscle strains and sprains are some of the most common injuries we treat. These types of injuries happen when a muscle or tendon is overstretched, for example, in a sporting activity, when lifting or carrying a heavy object, or when doing repetitive actions that exert stress on the muscle such as twisting and throwing.
Bursitis occurs when the bursa gets inflamed as a result of excessive pressure or irritation from repetitive joint movement. Bursae are small sacs filled with fluid found around your joints. They are responsible for protecting the bones, muscles, and tendons around the joint area. While it can occur in any joint, bursitis mainly affects the elbows, hips, and shoulders.
Types of Physiotherapy Treatments We Offer
At Hurt 911 Injury Centers, we offer the following types of Atlanta physiotherapy services:
Chiropractic Adjustments & Corrective Care
At Hurt 911, we offer both chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy treatments. Chiropractic adjustments are also referred to as spinal manipulations. They are non-invasive procedures that involve the use of hands or special tools to apply a sudden but controlled force to a spinal joint with the aim of restoring proper spinal alignment and improving mobility and functionality. After chiropractic adjustments, we then carry out corrective care to fix any painful or discomforting symptoms within the body.
This type of physical therapy treatment is performed by shooting soundwaves to penetrate and interact with muscle tissues. It is used to help in pain management and promote tissue healing. Ultrasound therapy is commonly used on the neck, lower back, shoulders, knees, and thighs. It can also be used to break down scar tissue and promote healing.
In this form of physiotherapy treatment, the massage therapist uses a variety of science-backed massage techniques to work the joints and muscles to relieve stress and pain and restore proper muscle and joint function. Massage therapy is also beneficial in that promotes blood circulation, provides relief for headaches, and encourages flexibility.
Rehabilitative therapy is a form of treatment used to help patients regain a lost skill or function due to injury or illness. It involves and series of exercises, methods, and tools that help the body restore full functionality.
Stretching and Strengthening
In this form of treatment, the physician will examine your body and recommend various types of stretching exercises to help strengthen the muscles in the affected area, particularly the lower back, to help deal with the pain and other spinal injuries.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM)
E-stim treatment involves sending low-voltage electric pulses through the body to promote muscle tissue repair. It provides relief from chronic pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
What to Expect in Your Appointment
If you are considering Atlanta physiotherapy services, you might be a little nervous. It definitely helps to know what to expect from your first physiotherapy appointment.
First, you will need to fill out some forms and a brief questionnaire. This information will help us to get a better understanding of your medical history. Depending on the information you provide, your physician may choose to conduct a further assessment.
After the physician has determined the type of injury you are dealing with, they will proceed to carry out a physical exam to determine the underlying cause of your pain and its severity. You may have to undergo X-rays and other exams to get to the root of the problem.
Discuss Next Steps
Finally, we will discuss with you about scheduling your next appointment where will go through the X-ray and physical exam results and develop a suitable treatment plan. Depending on the severity of your condition, you might need multiple sessions.
We Can Work With Your Lawyer
If you are planning on pursuing a workers’ comp or personal injury claim in Atlanta against the party responsible for your injuries, it will be important that you make arrangements for physiotherapy treatments with Hurt 911 Injury Centers as soon as possible. Your attorney will need to know how to fight for both your current and future expenses, including rehabilitation costs.
Remember, you might require therapy for months and even years to come. Our physiotherapists at Hurt 911 Injury Centers will provide you and your attorney with the medical documentation/evidence to prove your injuries and the costs of your treatment.
We will help support your case in the following ways:
- Providing copies of your medical records
- Providing X-rays results and analysis to reveal the severity of your injuries
- Providing testimony on various aspects of your case, for example, the expected duration of your treatment
- Medical invoices to prove the costs of your treatment
If you don’t already have an attorney, Hurt 900 Injury Centers is a one-stop shop. We can connect you with one of our highly experienced personal injury attorneys.
Get the Best Atlanta Physiotherapy Services
If you dealing with chronic pain or other complications as a result of injury or illness, you might want to consider physiotherapy in Atlanta. Physiotherapy has been found to be instrumental in helping patients restore mobility and function as well as helping to relieve pain and improving quality of life.
If you or are a loved one is dealing with chronic lower back pain, neck pain, joint pain, or other musculoskeletal conditions, we can help. At Hurt 911 Injury Centers, we make use of the latest chiropractic techniques and a variety of physical therapy treatments to help put our patients on a quick and pain-free path to recovery.
Call us at 855-475-2588 to schedule a physical evaluation at our Atlanta location.