Even minor car accidents can cause significant trauma. Aside from any physical trauma caused during the accident, the stress of filing insurance claims, scheduling auto repairs, and completing paperwork long after the crash is often a recipe for tension and pain.
Following a car accident, ramping up your self-care with manual therapy is an excellent way to get your body and mind back on track. Manual therapy is the therapeutic form of soft tissue work, deep tissue work, and trigger point therapy. It’s widely used for injury rehabilitation.
The many notable health benefits of manual therapy after auto accidents include:
The key benefit of manual therapy in any scenario, including after an auto accident, is pain relief. By manipulating soft tissue with various degrees of pressure and/or targeting specific points in the muscles, your manual therapist can alleviate pain without the need for medications.
Restored Range of Motion
Manual therapy relieves tension and stiffness, which are common side effects of being in an auto accident. This can help restore and even increase your normal range of motion.
Manual therapy increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to injured tissues, allowing for a faster recovery period. Additionally, manual therapy can boost the immune system by stimulating the lymphatic system, which helps rid the body of waste.
Relaxation and Stress Relief
Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is stressful. Manual therapy can help you unwind and manage this stress by alleviating muscle tension and stimulating the release of endorphins. Endorphins are “feel good” hormones that help your body manage stress and pain.
Scar Tissue Prevention
Scar tissue is a natural component of the body’s healing process. Unfortunately, scar tissue can limit your range of motion and even, in some cases, trigger pain. Manual therapy helps break down scar tissue after an auto accident to preserve your comfort and mobility in the long run.
At Florida Wellness Medical Group, we offer manual therapy to help you relax and recover after an auto accident. Contact us today to request an appointment!