If you have sustained a personal injury, therapy can help you get your life back.
Physical therapy can work wonders for treating all kinds of injuries, from motor vehicle accidents to work-related or workers’ compensation incidents. Doctors can treat personal injury pain, but they have few alternatives for correcting the underlying issues that are responsible for your discomfort.
Mountain View Physical Therapy, based in Midvale, Utah, provides comprehensive personal injury therapy for accident victims throughout the Salt Lake City area and northern Utah.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
The physical damage from a motor vehicle accident may not manifest immediately after the crash. And when the pain hits later, its source may not be obvious.
It’s critical for you to see a doctor immediately after a car accident, even if you feel fine. A doctor can identify any potential injuries and provide treatment accordingly. The doctor can also document your injuries, should you need those records later for legal purposes.
As imperative as seeing a doctor is for your recovery, visiting a personal injury physical therapist is equally critical. A physical therapist can identify the underlying biomechanical problems that cause accident-related pain and address them in a way that pain medication cannot.
Workers’ Comp Accidents & Injuries
If you are hurt on the job, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance typically covers your treatment and care. Workers’ comp injuries may include trips, slips and falls, back strains from heavy lifting and joint or soft tissue trauma from reaching, particularly above the head.
After an accident, you will likely see a doctor first for a full diagnostic workup. The doctor may recommend a specific type of physical therapy or leave it up to the physical therapist to determine the most effective course of treatment.
We design customized treatment programs for our patients and work closely with your doctor to help get you well and back to work.
Occupational Therapy & Treatment
Repetitive stress injuries — also known as overuse or repetitive motion injuries — are a common result of work-related tasks. These painful injuries can keep you out of work and cause chronic pain.
Occupational therapy, or physical therapy for treating work-related injuries and pain, can help with soft tissue damage, joint pain, and back and neck issues. Physical therapy can help with hip, leg and foot problems related to working while standing.
Some of the most common occupational injuries result from working on a computer all day. You may experience pain in your shoulders, arms, wrists or hands. For some patients, the pain manifests in the neck or back.
Once we have reduced the inflammation and pain associated with your injury, we can help assess the biomechanical movements that led to your injury and help you correct the problems. This helps ensure that you stay healthy and pain-free on the job.
If you have been injured in a car accident or on the job, contact Mountain View Physical Therapy today to schedule a consultation for personal injury therapy.