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How to Maximize Your Car Accident Recovery

After a car accident, recovery from an injury can be long and painful. You can maximize your accident recovery through hard work and finding other services that may be beneficial.

After a vehicle accident, there are many things going through your mind, such as notifying the police and, of course, fixing your car. It’s important to see a medical professional as soon as possible to find out if you sustained any injuries and to start the healing process.

Your doctor will likely refer you to a therapist or health practitioner. You may do your own research to find a therapy service that can best resolve the pain caused by your car accident. You can maximize the recovery process of your car accident by following these tips to enhancing your rehabilitation.


  • Complete all your at-home exercises when you’re told to do them. Even if you begin to feel better after a few weeks of therapy or rehabilitation, you need to follow the exercises given to you until your therapist changes your plan or tells you to stop. Our days are busy and sometimes we can forget to take the time to really stretch when we’re supposed to. We may think “I’ll make sure I do them tomorrow” and tomorrow is the same. Stick to your schedule and your post-recovery body will love you for it.
  • Know your body’s limits.
    It’s difficult to stick to our rehabilitation routine when we know we can push ourselves further. We might think that doing more or pushing more will speed up the car accident recovery process, but it may do more harm than good. If you think you can take on more or are ready to go to the next step, talk to your doctor or therapist first so you can strategize together the best plan that remains within your body’s limits.
  • Check out other services that may be beneficial to your accident recovery.
    You don’t need to stick to just a physiotherapist. Others have benefited hugely by extending their post-accident care to other health services, such as acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, registered massage therapy, and more. Talk to your health practioner for advice on which other services could work for you and your specific car accident injury and recovery plan. Some of these recovery services may also be included in your health insurance plan.
  • Stay motivated.
    It’s going to be a process before you begin to feel the way you felt before your car accident. You’ve got a great team of rehab professionals on your side who are here to support you on your accident recovery journey. Stay motivated and encouraged that all your hard work will pay off and you will start to feel back to normal in no time. If you do start to feel depressed or think you may benefit from speaking to someone, talk to your health professional early.

If you’ve been in a car accident or collision in the Ottawa area and are in need of chiropractic therapy or other services related to your injury, reach out for a conversation with a member of the Tandem HD team today