Car Accident Specialist

Summit Physical Therapy AZ

Physical Therapist located in Gilbert, AZ

Car accidents can be traumatic to your body and your mental state. The providers at Summit Physical Therapy AZ can help you recover from the physical side effects with one-on-one sessions. Physical therapist Hannah Frost, PT, DPT, COMT, Cert MDT, RYT helps most people return to their pre-crash physical condition. If you want to take the physical therapy route, contact the Gilbert, Arizona, practice online or over the phone.

Car Accident Q & A

Summit Physical Therapy AZ

I was injured in a car accident. What should I do?

Any time you’re injured in a car accident, you need to be evaluated by a health care professional. Call 9-1-1 or head to the ER if you have serious injuries. You also need to report the accident to the police and your insurance company.

If your injuries aren’t serious, you may choose to visit a walk-in clinic or make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. You may not realize you’re injured until the next day, but it’s still important to be seen within a few days.

After you’ve been treated, your doctor may refer you to a physical therapist and other specialists. All you have to do is bring in your doctor’s referral and auto insurance card to your first visit.

You may want to keep record of all the medical sessions and receipts from your providers to present to your auto insurance company or attorney. The clinic also keeps detailed records and coordinates billing with the responsible party.

With what types of injuries can a physical therapist help?

Hannah Frost helps many men and women overcome a variety of injuries, including the following:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains and strains
  • Pulled muscles
  • Paralysis

A physical therapist can help you regain the fullest function possible after your incident with strengthening and stabilizing techniques. Hannah discusses your goals and treatment protocol for rehabilitation so you know what to expect.

What services does physical therapy offer for car accident injuries?

Whether you suffer whiplash or broken bones in a car crash, your physical therapist can help restore you to full health. Some of the techniques Hannah may use during your session include:

  • Physical exercise
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Dry needling
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Splinting and bracing
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Traction

Your therapist uses the techniques she thinks can benefit you the most. With these therapies, she helps you build strength, prevent muscle loss, modify activity, and perform your normal tasks.

If you need physical therapy after a car accident, call or click to contact Summit Physical Therapy AZ to discuss the next steps.