Frequently Asked Questions about Physiotherapy for car accident injuries

Physiotherapy rehabilitation is often prescribed for car accident injuries, including spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. If your doctor has recommended physiotherapy as part of your injury recovery plan and you want to know more about it, look no further.

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What do physiotherapists do?

Physiotherapists work to break down barriers to physical function and play an important role in health promotion and disease prevention.

When you see a physiotherapist, he or she will complete an extensive assessment that may include your health history, evaluation of pain and movement patterns, strength, joint range of motion, reflexes, sensation and cardiorespiratory status. In addition, the physiotherapist examines relevant xrays, laboratory tests, medical records and surgical notes. Based on this assessment the physiotherapist establishes a diagnosis and works in partnership with you to develop individualized goals and treatment programs.

What types of therapies are involved?

Physiotherapy treatment can include therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, acupuncture, electrical modalities such as TENS or ultrasound, and work hardening.

Are physiotherapists licenced in Ontario?

Physiotherapy is a rehabilitation profession regulated in Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA). In Ontario, physiotherapists are registered to practice by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. There are approximately 7,000 registered physiotherapists in the province.

Will I be prescribed medication?

Physiotherapy is a drug-free health care practice.

Will I see results?

Physiotherapy has proven to be effective in the treatment and management of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury with tools and techniques to acquire and maintain an optimum level of function and pain free living.

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Source: Ontario Physiotherapy Association