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Auto Accidents

Treating the aftereffects of auto accidents in Hartford

The single most common form of injury after an auto accident is whiplash, which occurs when the muscles and tendons in your neck are violently extended, or “whipped” beyond their normal range of motion. The results of whiplash can vary in severity, but usually cause feelings of stiffness, pain, loss of strength and motion to appear in your neck, shoulders and back. At Total Care Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, we specialize in alleviating this type of debilitating pain, and will help you regain your quality of life.

The sooner you seek treatment, the better

Symptoms may not always appear immediately after an accident, sometimes taking several days or even weeks. It is nevertheless crucial for you to seek out physical therapy immediately after an accident. Not only will your chances of a swift and complete recovery improve significantly, you’ll have more leverage in during court proceedings. Soft tissue damage does not appear on X-Rays, so very often the paper trail of documentation created by your physical therapist is your best proof of the severity of damages you’ve suffered. Total Care Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine will work closely with your attorney to ensure that you are not only taken care of physically, but legally as well.

Utilizing a variety of techniques to beat pain

We will guide you through a series of exercises that have been proven to increase circulation, regain range of motion, strengthen stabilizing muscles and above all reduce pain. Your physical therapist utilize one or a combination of treatment methods, including:

  • Stretches
  • Hot and cold treatments
  • Manual manipulation of injured body parts
  • Resistance training