Each year, two million Americans suffer from whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) secondary to motor vehicle accidents.
Abnormal stresses sustained by the body during a car accident may cause the following symptoms: Neck pain, low back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, dizziness, headaches, lower extremity pain.
Evidence has shown that physical therapy may be the best choice to decrease pain, improve motion, and decrease cost in relation to whiplash associated disorders. Treatments with physical therapy were less expensive and demonstrated less long-term disability.
Rebound Physical Therapy takes a holistic and conservative approach to management and treatment of whiplash-associated disorders.
- Red Light Phase: Initial treatment involves education and gentle interventions to protect tissue and maximize healing.
- Yellow Light Phase: As tissue heals and movement is tolerated, gentle therapeutic exercise to restore movement and stability is introduced.
- Green Light Phase: Once full movement is tolerated and tissue is healed, more advanced functional activity and strengthening can begin.
Whiplash associated disorders do not stem from auto accidents. In Central Oregon we see injuries from many other activities such as snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, and other high velocity contact sports.
If you feel you are suffering from a WAD please contact your nearest Rebound.
We are here to help.