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The Importance of Physiotherapy for Accident Recovery

10 August 2022

It’s an unfortunate fact that, over the course of our lives, some of us will be involved in serious accidents that will see us sustain major injuries. It could be a car accident, workplace mishap or freak occurrence at home or elsewhere. Whichever the sort, after the initial medical care and once we are in a suitable condition to do so, we should always consider employing a professional physio to assist with our accident rehab.

Including a trusted physiotherapist in your recovery program will not only result in several obvious physical benefits, it will provide a number of mental ones, too. Not to mention social positives (involving school, work, etc.) that you may not at first consider. Below is a breakdown of the specific ways that accident physio can make what is often a very painful and difficult time more manageable for you in each of these three areas.

Physical Benefits

The remedial massage, exercise program, expert advice and other possible treatments you will get from your physiotherapist during accident recovery will be designed to do a range of things. It will aim to reduce any pain you are suffering, along with also reducing side effects like shaking (though these may be partly mental as well). The physio’s various techniques will carefully restore your joint/muscle movement, strength, stamina and flexibility at a safe speed, ideally to their previous levels or even beyond.

Mental Benefits

The scientific assessment, clear explanations and reassuring guidance you will receive from your physiotherapist during accident rehab will boost your confidence, put you back into a healthy daily routine and give you another regular contact – in this case, a highly knowledgeable one – with whom to talk through the traumatic experience and unusual feelings (e.g. fears) that have arisen since.

It can be hard to explain how one is feeling in the wake of a terrifying ordeal. While the physio may not have gone through the same thing, you will likely find they have helped someone else that has and thus be able to relate.

Other Benefits

Completing a formal accident physio program shows your educational institution, employer, insurance company and any other relevant bodies that you are taking appropriate action to return to your “normal” self following the accident. If, in a worst-case scenario, there are further complications down the line, no-one will be able to say that you didn’t do everything you could. What’s more, being proactive about one’s recovery rather than simply waiting for the body and mind to heal themselves – which can be an extremely slow process – sets a good example for those around you.

When You Need Top-Quality Physio…

The team at Glenhaven Physiotherapy is ready to assist. We’ve been providing therapy to Glenhaven and surrounding Sydney suburbs since 1991, and pride ourselves on always staying up to date with the latest methods/technology. Whether you require physio as part of accident recovery or for some entirely different reason, don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing , phoning (02) 9680 4960 or using this form.

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