Accidents Specialist

Physical Therapy located in Cranford, & Clifton, NJ

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Accidents services offered in Cranford and Clifton, NJ

Each year, millions of Americans are seriously injured in accidents. If you get rear-ended on the roadway or fall at work, a physical therapist can reduce the risk of long-term complications and speed up your body’s healing process. At Prosynergy PT, experienced physical therapist Agnieszka Mika, PT, offers many noninvasive treatments, including acupuncture, massage, and physical therapy, to treat accident injuries. Call the nearest office today or go online to make an appointment in Clifton or Cranford, New Jersey.

Accidents Q & A

What are accidents?

Accidents are unexpected events that cause damage or injury. If you’re involved in an accident, like a car crash or a slip-and-fall at work, contact Prosynergy PT right away.

Some injuries, like whiplash and strained muscles, don’t always present symptoms right away. Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce the risk of mobility problems or disability and improve your quality of life.

What are some examples of accidents?

Prosynergy PT treats injuries caused by different kinds of accidents, including:

Car accidents

A car accident occurs when you crash into another car, person, or object. Accident injuries range from mild to severe. Prosynergy PT regularly works with individuals to treat car accident injuries like whiplash, fractures, sprains, and strains.

Slip-and-fall accidents

A slip-and-fall accident happens when you lose your balance and take a nosedive. Anyone can experience a slip-and-fall, but these accidents are especially common in people 65 and older. You’re also more likely to fall if you have a vestibular (inner ear) problem that affects your balance.

Do accidents present symptoms?

Symptoms caused by accidents include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

If you break a bone or experience a dislocated joint, you might have difficulty putting weight on the affected limb.

How are accident injuries diagnosed?

To diagnose an accident injury, your provider at Prosynergy PT asks several questions, including when the accident happened and the symptoms you’re experiencing. They then conduct a physical exam and may order diagnostic imaging to identify underlying problems, like fractures, dislocated joints, or muscle strains.

After determining how severe your injuries are, your Prosynergy PT provider develops a custom treatment plan.

How are accident injuries treated?

How the team at Prosynergy PT treats your accident injuries will depend on various things, including your age, how severe your symptoms are, and their effect on your quality of life. Whenever possible, Prosynergy PT takes an integrative, minimally invasive approach to treatment. They could recommend one or more of the following:

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Orthopedic rehab
  • Stretches and strengthening exercises
  • Occupational therapy
  • Activity changes
  • Ice and heat therapy
  • Assistive devices like crutches, a cane, or a walker

If these treatments don’t provide lasting relief, surgery could be necessary. Your Prosynergy PT provider can refer you to a nearby orthopedic surgeon when that time comes.

To learn more about physical therapy for accidents, make an appointment today at Prosynergy PT by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature.