Physical Therapy After a Car Crash: What You Should Know

Your doctor may have recommended physical therapy as part of your accident recovery.  But if you've never had it before, you may have a lot of questions. We can help.

What to Know About Physical Therapy

Here are some common questions and answers regarding physical therapy after a car crash to use as a guide and make your decision easier:

  • What is physical therapy? This care is performed by trained and licensed medical professionals who can help you maintain or regain strength, mobility, and/or function. Physical therapy is often used as treatment and as a pain management option. Treatment techniques may include exercises, stretching, and bodywork therapies. The goal is to improve your quality of life.
  • How will I know if physical therapy can benefit me? It depends on your unique injuries. Discuss this question both with your attending physician and with a prospective physical therapist. They'll explain how certain techniques may relieve pain, prevent surgery, improve injury recovery, and other factors affecting your day-to-day living. As with any medical decision, get a second opinion from another doctor or physical therapist to determine if this is a good idea for you.
  • What should I expect during a physical therapy session? It depends on your injuries and your goals. For example, your treatment may include physical manipulation by your physical therapist, daily exercises, and help learning to use assistive devices.
  • How will I pay for physical therapy? If physical therapy is recommended because of an injury suffered in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, then therapy costs should be included in your recovery of damages. This includes any treatment you can prove you'll likely need in the future.

Physical therapy may be a vital component to your overall recovery. Therefore, it's important to pursue treatment if you’ve been hurt in a car crash.

And It's Important to Pursue a Fair Accident Recovery

You shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of physical therapy. Instead, we encourage you to call Attorney Ben Crittenden today to discuss how physical therapy—and your other costs—may be part of a financial recovery after an Alaska car crash.

You deserve a fair settlement. Please don’t hesitate to start the process today by contacting Ben for a free consultation via our website or by calling 907-771-9002.


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