Whiplash Injuries & Treatment

Whiplash Injury from a Car Accident

Focus Physiotherapy is a Physiotherapist owned clinic that works hard to deliver the best possible physiotherapy services for your recovery.  This page will contain a significant amount of information for you about whiplash so feel free to read the whole page.

The Registered Physiotherapists at Focus Physiotherapy understand the anatomy behind and mechanism of injury of whiplash.  Ensuring a speedy and recovery is about understanding the patient and their needs during recovery.  Our registered physiotherapists can identify the best path towards recovery depending on your presentation.

If you are looking for the most reliable and best practitioners of physiotherapy, look no further than a registered physiotherapist.  Only registered physiotherapists have the specific university education in physiotherapy and only registered physiotherapists are members of the College of Physiotherapists.

These two significant items ensure that the physiotherapy treatment obtained at Focus Physiotherapy under the care of a registered physiotherapist is of the highest caliber.

The Importance of a Physiotherapist owned clinic for your Recovery

Focus Physiotherapy is a Physiotherapist owned clinic, and the result is an environment where your recovery is the centre of all our interactions with you.  It’s called patient-centered care, and we believe it to be the most effective way to help you recover from injuries you sustained.

Our experienced teams of registered Physiotherapists are skilled in recognizing what your particulars needs are to achieve your maximum possible physical recovery.

A truck driver has different needs than a young mother, an athlete who is in the middle of their training for a marathon will have different needs than an office worker who needs to sit at a desk and stare at a computer while their neck flares up.

Recovering from whiplash is a slightly different experience depending on your particular work and family duties.  Our registered physiotherapists will coordinate a treatment plan catered to you that will optimize your recovery.

Our registered physiotherapists will develop a treatment plan to help you reach maximum medical recovery, but this treatment plan will also work towards your injuries being as minimally disruptive to your life as possible.

As a physiotherapist owned clinic Focus Physiotherapy distinguishes itself by its investment in equipment and improvements in physiotherapy service delivery.

What is Whiplash?

A sudden back and forth acceleration of the head on the neck is the simplest way to define whiplash. A whiplash can result in pains in the neck, shoulder, mid back low back and headaches. A car accident typically causes a whiplash, yet it can be the result of any traumatic event where your head is violently and suddenly shaken.

What to do if you have Whiplash?

If you are suffering from whiplash, it is important to initiate and maintain gentle movements of the neck. It may seem counterintuitive at first, but your recovery will be smoother if you avoid stiffening up.

Once we assess and make a diagnosis of your injuries, our team at Focus Physiotherapy will be able to identify the best treatment plan to assist in reaching your maximum possible physical recovery.

Our skilled physiotherapists and massage therapists will work with you and whatever associated injuries to help you return to being you.

The pain of whiplash and the trauma associated with car accidents are nothing to be taken lightly. Our team of experienced and skilled practitioners can assist and guide you on the path to recovery.

What about my other injuries from the same accident?

Our team understands Whiplash is only one injury that can result from a car accident. We can treat many areas of injury within the same session, taking the time to tailor your program to your needs.

What type of treatment can I expect after a car accident for Whiplash?

Seamless. From intake to full recovery our goal at Focus Physiotherapy is to make the recovery process seamless. We will assist you with all you paperwork and guide you through the process.

Our team will then develop a comprehensive treatment plan consisting of interventions such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, manual therapy, active therapy, electrical modalities, laser IFC and ultrasound.

Our guidance will be there to ensure your transition from injury to recovery will be smooth. You can feel safe and assured in the knowledge that our treatment goals are based on whatever your life needs are.

Call one of our 5 physiotherapy clinics today in the Greater Toronto Area, including our new clinic in North York.

Most people who are involved in motor vehicle accidents recover fully; there is no reason to think that you won’t either.  You are in good hands and our Registered Physiotherapists will work to ensure you reach you maximum possible physical recovery.  Our experience in dealing with whiplash and its’ effect on your life means we will work diligently to achieve a maximum possible physical recovery.
In our experience patients who try integrating work early in their recovery perform best both emotionally and physically.  That being said if your job has physical demands our registered physiotherapists need to know them to assist you with a work site analysis to ensure your return to work is successful.
The first insurer is always your personal work policies (Extended Health Benefits).  Then your auto insurance policy will pay.  It’s a complicated system of submitting first to your work insurance and then showing your auto insurer the statement but we have been doing this for a long time and have made the process as straightforward as possible.
Your recovery at Focus Physiotherapy and the rate of recovery will depend on many factors: your prior health, your level of injuries and their severity, your participation and compliance with the treatment program created by your registered physiotherapist.  Our treatment plans are centered around you, the more you devote to the program the quicker you will recover.
It’s normal to be hesitant to drive after an accident; it would be strange if you weren’t apprehensive.  Every move another driver makes raises your anxiety level.  Yet if this feeling does not subside as you continue to get further away from your accident date we can help.  Services such as driver retraining and coping can be arranged for you.
We are a physiotherapist owned clinic and we believe that makes us better.  We believe, as many do, that physiotherapy as a distinct profession is best delivered with the direction and supervision of a registered physiotherapist.  Only Registered Physiotherapists have undertaken the years of University education to study the profession of Physiotherapy.  In an environment where registered physiotherapists own the clinic and the service of physiotherapy is coordinated by registered physiotherapists we believe the effectiveness of the intervention is significantly increased.
Contact us today to book your appointment. It’s the first step on your road to recovery.

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The road to recovery starts with one step, and that step starts with contacting us at Focus Physiotherapy.