Car accidents are almost always events that cause trauma to a person in one way or another – whether it is emotionally, financially or physically.
Whilst financial damage can be difficult to deal with in the short term, it’s the emotional and physical damage that often stays with us long after the accident has passed.
There are many injuries that can occur as a result of a car accident but it’s the little ones that tend to be overlooked that we carry through our lives – fortunately however, with the proper care shortly after the accident has occurred, these less severe injuries (severe bruising) can often fade along with the memory of the unfortunate event.
Here are our top tips on rehabilitation following a car accident:
– Seek the advice of your GP.
It’s of vital importance to pay a visit to your GP very soon following your involvement in an accident – whether you know you’ve been injured or not. Your GP may be able to tell you if you have some underlying injuries that may not have surfaced yet.
– Seek the attention of a physical therapist as soon after the accident as you can.
They will help to identify potential injuries youmay have overlooked and deal with them before they become an issue. Remember that the longer you delay treatment, the harder it can become to get back to normal
– Get some massage therapy.
No longer just a tool for relaxation, massage therapy can not only assist in aiding a speedy recover from your injuries, it also clears the lymphatic system of toxins stored as a result of trauma. Think of it as killing two birds with one stone – you’re receiving healing literally for both body & mind.
– Seek the attention of a Psychologist or Counsellor.
Never underestimate the power the mind has over the body. If your injury is more severe (think broken bones/internal damage) the emotional scars can significantly delay the physical recovery. By seeking emotional therapy, one is often able to move past the event with relative ease in their own mind, leaving them free to focus on healing the physical body.
Car accidents can leave you feeling lost in limbo but if you are able to receive the proper care soon after the accident has occurred, more often than not, you will be able to go on living the full life you once led.