Always see a physical therapist after a car accident. You could have been injured in the crash and not even know it. Sometimes injury symptoms do not present immediately after the accident, instead surfacing hours, days or even weeks later.
An RPT physical therapist can assess your range of motion and test your strength in critical areas to identify any injuries or functional deficits that are not immediately detected.
Getting treatment quickly after the initial injury can help reduce recovery time and prevent additional injuries, so don’t delay in getting examined. RPT offers same-day, or next-day appointments in nearly all cases.
Even if you have pain stemming from an accident long ago, physical therapy may still help you get some relief from your injuries.
Considering that, in some cases, car accident injuries require extensive care, the costs can add up. Fortunately, insurance will often cover your physical therapy, whether you are at fault or not.
If you were not at fault in the accident, the other drivers’ insurance company will likely have to pay for your treatment. Depending on the nature of the accident and the type of coverage you have, it could also be your personal insurance that pays. Insurance companies are well-versed with these incidents and will figure out which party is at fault. Utah requires insurance companies to cover their own clients’ costs initially, and then the companies work out who is financially responsible. The bottom line is that you see an RPT physical therapist without delay!