Physical Therapy

Rocky Mountain Accident Care

Physical Therapist & Auto Injury Specialist located in Aurora, Boulder, Greenwood Village, Englewood, Lakewood, Centennial and Westminster, CO

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, physical therapy can increase your strength, reduce pain, and enhance healing. The medical experts at Rocky Mountain Accident Care in Aurora, Boulder, Greenwood Village, Englewood, Lakewood, Centennial and Westminster, Colorado, use physical therapy and other conservative treatments to improve your quality of life after an accident. Call to learn more about personal injury pain management or book an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident or another kind of accident, physical therapy can help you heal. Physical therapy, or rehabilitation, involves strengthening and stretching exercises with a physical therapist that enhance healing, reduce recovery time, and prevent future injuries.

Injuries that physical therapy can help you recover from include:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Post-surgical healing
  • Chronic pain

In some cases, physical therapy and other natural treatments are all you need to heal from injuries, without the need for medications or surgery.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

If you’ve been in an accident, physical therapy sessions can provide you with a number of health and wellness benefits, such as:

  • Improvements in mental and physical capabilities
  • An easier time completing everyday tasks
  • Faster healing from injuries
  • Improved strength and flexibility
  • Decreases in chronic pain
  • Better posture

Your provider customizes physical therapy sessions for you based on the type and severity of the injury you suffered.

What should I expect during my physical therapy sessions?

Your physical therapist lets you know what to expect during your sessions, and how many treatments you require to achieve optimal results. Your provider creates a treatment plan that best matches your individual needs and it might include:

  • In-office stretching and strengthening exercises
  • At-home strength and stretching exercises
  • Assistive devices to enhance mobility, if necessary
  • Braces for added support and to prevent future injuries
  • Rehab exercises that improve cognitive function
  • Nutrition counseling to optimize healing
  • Chronic pain management strategies
  • Using ComforTrac for added traction when you sleep

The providers at Rocky Mountain Accident Care may recommend other natural treatments in addition to physical therapy, such as chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage, heat or ice therapy, ultrasound therapy, or interferential nerve stimulation.

The staff at RMAC try their best to avoid surgery, but may refer you to a specialist if surgery gives you the best chance of making a full recovery. If you’ve been injured in an accident, call Rocky Mountain Accident Care for an evaluation today or book an appointment online.