Types of Medical Providers For Accident Victims: Physical Therapist

What Kind of Physical Therapist Do You Need to Recover From Your Accident Injury?

Physical therapies are divided into five basic categories: orthopedic, geriatric, pediatric, cardiovascular and pulmonary and neurological physical therapy. Physical therapies for accident injuries most commonly fall into the orthopedic or neurological rehabilitation categories. The overall goal of physical therapy is to improve your ability to function and move freely without pain.

Orthopedic physical therapists concentrate on the diagnosis and treatment of injury of the musculoskeletal system and help you to recover from orthopedic surgery. Their training includes but is not limited to the treatment of post-operative joints and amputations. Orthopedic physical therapists are familiar with rehabilitation of accident victims. This type of physical therapy includes joint mobilization and strength training to speed the recovery process.

The most common accident injuries affect our muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons. An orthopedic physical therapist is often the best go-to professional after any emergency treatment and necessary surgery has been completed.

Another type of physical therapist you might need to help you to heal from car accident injuries is a neurological physical therapist. These therapists work with accident victims who have suffered brain injury or spinal cord injury. Neurological physical therapists work to improve the common problems of injured PA accident victims that can include:

  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Paralysis
  • Vision impairment
  • Loss of independence

The Bucks county personal injury attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC believe you should have access to the physical therapy you need for injury rehabilitation when you are injured a Bucks County accident. Unfortunately, insurance companies, in their quest to keep costs to a minimum, sometimes try to minimize your claim. It’s those occasions when you may need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you obtain full and fair compensation for your injury.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Bucks County accident, we understand how difficult it can be to navigate the complex PA personal injury laws. Download your FREE copy of our PA Car Accident Book for more information.