How easy is it to get into a car accident in Edmonton? Despite being a careful driver, you are always at the mercy of the weather and less cautious drivers. In May 2019 a heavy snowfall led to 190 collisions in and around Edmonton in just 10 hours. Even when snow and ice are not factors, the danger remains. Recent statistics from The City of Edmonton show more than 20,000 collisions annually, with more than 3,000 of those involving injuries. Sadly, car accidents in Edmonton are part of a driver’s reality.
While the fatality rate in those crash statistics is, thankfully, low, many drivers, passengers, and victims of car accidents are left with injuries that compromise their quality of life. This is why ProActive Physio has specialized therapists on hand for car accident rehab in Edmonton.
Today we will discuss our car accident rehab services in Edmonton, but first, let’s take a look at the most common injuries caused by collisions.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Some of the car accident injuries we see in our clinic are:
- Whiplash: The sudden stop from being in motion causes the neck and head to whip back and forth, causing neck pain, stiffness and head/brain trauma. Symptoms can be mild or turn into chronic, lasting pain.
- Fractures: A severe accident can cause broken bones. Bones that are set and casted often require physiotherapy to rehabilitate the joints and tissues after the bone heals.
- Soft Tissue Damage: Characterized by damage to the muscles, tissues, and tendons, a car accident in Edmonton can cause soft tissue damage that sometimes does not manifest for weeks. This painful condition can take a long time to heal.
- Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress: Car accidents are incredibly traumatic, especially when they result in injury. After the injuries are healed, it can still take a lot of time to heal mentally and to regain confidence in driving or being a passenger. Car accident rehab in Edmonton includes stress relieving treatments like acupuncture and exercise therapy.
ProActive Physio’s Car Accident Rehab in Edmonton
A car accident in Edmonton affects you physically and mentally. Your pain and injuries may be limited to just a few days or can linger for years. Each case we see is unique, which is why our car accident rehab in Edmonton is customized just for you.
It starts with listening to you, understanding what happened during the accident, and getting a very clear understanding of the injuries you have sustained. We take into account the treatments you have already received (emergency care on site, in the hospital, with your general practitioner, medications, self-guided anti-anxiety treatments like meditation, etc.). Then we create a customized plan designed to get you back on your feet with as little pain and as quickly as possible.
At ProActive Physio, our customized plans rely on combinations of proven treatments. Your plan may include both physiotherapy and massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture, a combination of physiotherapy and exercise therapy, etc. The good news is, all of these services, and the trained therapists that deliver them, are available under one roof, making ProActive a convenient choice for advanced car rehab in Edmonton.
Come on In
We accept referrals and insurance cases, but we also welcome you to walk right into our clinic and make an appointment if you need treatment for a car accident in Edmonton and don’t have a referral. ProActive Physio has caring therapists, state-of-the-art equipment and treatments, and direct billing to make your car accident rehab as convenient and hassle free as possible. If you have been in a car accident in Edmonton, visit us at ProActive Physio to see how we can help.