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A L S O I N S I D E : Find Relief For Your Pain • Recovery Costs After An Accident Patient Success Story • Understanding Physiotherapy • Healthy Recipe Injured in a Car Accident? We Can Help. Relieve Your Injuries Sustained in a Car Accident with Physiotherapy

Injured in a Car Accident? We Can Help.

Relieve Your Injuries Sustained in a Car Accident with Physiotherapy

Whiplash – a common car accident injury Whiplash can occur with many different accidents, but it is often seen in motor vehicle accidents. The weight of the head and spine is whipped back and forth with the fast movement of an accident or fall. The muscles in the neck don’t have time to react, which then results in strains and tears of the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and tissues. Due to the initial shock and trauma following the accident, whiplash typically feels worse 1-2 days after the injury, as inflammation sets in and tissues become swollen. This can lead to headaches, pain with movement, and even a numbness or tingling sensation into the upper extremities. There are many different phases or treatments to help you after suffering whiplash. Our physiotherapists will work with your physician on the appropriate treatment to help you recover and relieve your pain.

If you have recently been in a car accident, you know how frightening it can be. Automobile accidents can result in injuries ranging from mild cuts and abrasions to broken bones and severe whiplash. This, undoubtedly, results in pain and discomfort following the accident. In many cases, your primary physician may prescribe opioids as a way to ease your pain during your recovery process. However, this can pose some dangerous risks. Opioids are highly addictive and contain undesirable side effects. In fact, just within the year of 2016, opioid overdoses claimed the lives of 116 people each day. Fortunately, physiotherapy is a much safer and more effective pain-management solution. Physiotherapy can help in your recovery from an automobile accident by reducing pain and inflammation, in addition to restoring your range of motion. Contact ProActive Physiotherapy today.

Call ProActive Physiotherapy at 780.244.0602 (S. Edmonton) or 780-444-4337 (W. Edmonton) to schedule your appointment today!

RECOVERY COSTS AFTER AN ACCIDENT

Find Relief For Your Pain Treatments may include gentle therapy, massage, ultrasound and electrical stimulation, in order to relieve the pain and help swollen tissues recover. Gradual progression is then made to help with restoring range of motion and beginning very gentle exercises. As you progress, your pain should begin to subside, and your range of motion should improve. Strengthening and postural exercises will then be introduced to help you toward a full recovery. It is very important to continue through with the recommended treatment plan as advised by your physiotherapist, in order to achieve a full recovery and prevent future problems from occurring. Contact us today to discover how we can help you relieve your whiplash pain quickly and make a full recovery. Find relief today If you are experiencing pain from a car accident, don’t turn to opioids or surgery before giving physiotherapy a try. Physiotherapy is an alternative form of treatment that will help in both easing your pain and helping you heal. Physiotherapy goes beyond pain relief and works to improve the overall function of your body by getting to the root of the problem. Unlike opioids, physiotherapy aims to provide long-term relief, as opposed to short-term. When sustaining an injury from a car accident, especially one resulting in whiplash, your ability to stand, walk, run, work, and move altogether may be hindered. These areas of function will be addressed at your initial appointment and throughout the entirety of your treatment plan. The main goal of any physiotherapy program is to relieve pain and get you back to your optimum levels of physical function, which your physiotherapist will work hard to help you achieve. Treatment plans will incorporate a series of treatments based on the nature of your condition, aimed at providing relief and recovery. This may include any combination of targeted exercises and stretches, manual therapy, ice and heat therapies, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation. Your treatment plan will also address strength, flexibility, and overall mobility, in order to get you back to your normal physical abilities. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, ProActive Physiotherapy is here for you. Our advanced holistic methods will help you recover the right way – without harmful risks. We’ll be your support system during every step of your treatment plan. Contact us today.

Motor vehicle accidents can cause numerous injuries and conditions to the body, including whiplash. Whiplash is a traumatic injury to the structures of the cervical spine (the seven uppermost vertebrae). It involves muscles and ligaments and is caused by extremes in range of motion in the absence of severe bony injury such as fracture, dislocation or disc herniation. Sports injuries, physical abuse and other trauma can cause whiplash, but most often it results form rear-end motor vehicle accidents. Symptoms can begin anywhere from a few hours to one day after an accident. Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) can be classified into five grades. Grade 1 symptoms include neck pain, stiffness or tenderness. Grade 2 symptoms include neck pain with decreased range of motion and point tenderness. Grades 3 and 4 are the most serious and require further follow-up with a physician prior to a patient starting a physical therapy program. For these types of WAD, conservative care often is prescribed, with recommendations for “act as usual” care (no active treatment) or physiotherapy. WAD can be pricey: 84.5 percent of the costs are incurred during the acute episode and can result in an absence from work of more than two months. For patients, pain reduction is the most common goal, in which case active physical therapy should be considered. For Grade 2 patients, active physiotherapy should be recommended as the best option for achieving the best outcomes as far as therapy and cost.

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REPEAT TRUNK FLEXION | TO FLOOR Sit in a chair with good posture. Hands on thighs. Let your trunk sag toward the floor use your arms to control the movement. Let your arms dangle to the floor. Now use your arms to push yourself up. Repeat 10 times.

Patient Success Story Hear Why Patients Love Us! "I...have been going to Proactive Physio to help get me back into tip top shape!"

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY Now Available At Both Locations! Extracorporeal (outside the body) ShockWave therapy, uses high-energy sound waves targeted over a specific site over a short period of time, which helps stimulate certain components involved in the healing process. A cluster of three to five sessions takes place across one to two weeks, followed by a gap of a few weeks for tissue regeneration. The picture of recovery is an accelerated progression from pain and mobility restoration. For more information, visit us at www.proactivesportspt.ca Physiotherapists work in a variety of specialties in health and social care. ProActive Physiotherapy provides well experienced physiotherapists to treat a broad range of conditions. Contact us today to learn more on how to begin a pain free journey with us. Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession. Physios use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as: • Neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s) • Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, arthritis) • Cardiovascular (chronic heart disease, rehabilitation after heart attack) • Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis) UNDERSTANDING PHYSIOTHERAPY WHAT PHYSIOTHERAPISTS DO Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment. You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long- term medical conditions such as asthma, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event. WHY PHYSIOTHERAPY

I was injured in a car accident back in February and have been going to Proactive Physio to help get me back into tip top shape! Jay is great to work with and is consistently patient with me and my schedule. I would recommend anyone I know who needs physio to go here. All of the staff is competent and friendly, and their office is always clean and sanitary. If I ever end up needing to go to physio in the future, I know who I’d call. — T.M.

WHY CHOOSE PROACTIVE? ProActive provides a complete range of services to meet a wide variety of injuries and ailments. With great respect for western and eastern treatments, we are proficient in everything from customized orthotics to traditional acupuncture. We offer the highest quality and research-based Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, and Chiropractic services in Edmonton. Our team consists of the best Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Massage Therapist, and Acupuncturist in South and West Edmonton. • Individualized assessment & treatment programs

• Active listening & 1-on-1 expert care • Highest quality care & direct billing • Restore your health with active exercises • Advanced physiotherapy & chiropractic knowledge

Healthy Recipe Roasted Beets With Dill & Feta

INGREDIENTS • 1 lb small fresh beets • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided • 1 lb radishes

• 2 tbsp balsamic glaze • 2 oz feta cheese • 2 tbsp chopped dill

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 425°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Peel and cut the beets into eighths. Add to baking sheet and toss with 2 tbsp oil. Season with salt and pepper. Spread out in a single layer. Roast 30–35 min., until tender, stirring once halfway through. Meanwhile, trim the radishes and cut into quarters. Add to second baking sheet and toss with remaining 2 tbsp oil. Season with salt and pepper. Spread out in a single layer. In same oven as beets, roast radishes 15–20 min., until tender, stirring once halfway through. On a large platter, combine the beets and radishes. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze. Top with the feta and dill. Source: https://www.savoryonline.com/recipes/183003/roasted-beets-and- radishes-with-dill-and-feta

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