A car went down an embankment and landed in a creek southeast of Hagerstown on Oct. 31, leaving the driver dead. The two passengers in the vehicle made it safely out of the car and were transported to a hospital to receive treatment for their injuries. They are in stable condition. According to police, the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed. Witnesses said that the driver lost control of the vehicle on the wet road.
Tips for Attending Physical Therapy After a Car Accident
If you were injured in a car accident, you may want to give physical therapy a chance. The therapy focuses on non-invasive treatments and can help restore your range of motion. Here are some tips for attending physical therapy after a car accident.
- Set realistic goals. Before you go in for physical therapy, it is important to have a realistic mindset. Do not set goals that are impossible to achieve because you will just be disappointed. For example, if you suffered severe leg injuries in a car accident, you might not be able to run that 5k next month. However, you may be able to go on short walks after several physical therapy sessions.
- Be honest. Your physical therapist can’t fully help you if you are not completely truthful. Always be honest no matter what. If you have not been doing your exercises at home, let your physical therapist know. If you feel a lot of pain after performing your exercises, inform your therapist.
- Attend all of your appointments. After giving you an evaluation, your physical therapist will estimate how many sessions you will need. It is important to commit to your physical therapy schedule. Do not stop going to your appointments if you start to feel better sooner than expected. Likewise, don’t give up on physical therapy if you don’t see improvement after a couple of sessions. Be patient and trust the process.
- Don’t be afraid to speak up. It is important to be an active participant in your physical therapy sessions. If you have any questions or concerns, you should let your physical therapist know. For instance, if your therapist is using too much pressure during a massage, do not be afraid to speak up.
- Wear comfortable clothes. When you come in for your physical therapy sessions, you need to keep your comfort in mind. You will be moving around a lot, so choose loose and comfortable clothes, like a t-shirt and sweatpants.
- Perform your exercises. In addition to in-office treatments, your physical therapist will likely assign you exercises to do at home. While these exercises may get tedious after a while, it’s essential to perform them regularly. They will help you get stronger and recover faster.
BY: Mid Atlantic Spinal Rehab
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