For appointments please call
02 9874 8410

Physiotherapy Treatment for Car Accident Injuries

physiotherapy for car accidents in west rydeBeing involved in a car accident is a distressing experience that often results in physical injury. Injuries sustained from a vehicle collision can range from mild to severe and can progress into chronic issues if not treated. The experienced physio team at Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic often treat patients who have been injured on the road and understand the most effective treatment methods to reduce your pain and enable you to resume everyday activities.

 What are the Most Common Car Accident Injuries?


Whiplash occurs when the head is violently jerked, causing stress to the neck and spine. These injuries are common after a rear-end collision and can progress if left untreated. The signs and symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Neck stiffness and pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Limited movement of the neck and head
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms
  • Pain in the shoulders, upper back or arms

If you have experienced whiplash, visit a physiotherapist who will guide you through the recovery process.


Concussions are typically associated with sporting injuries and falls, however, they are common in car crash situations where there is severe impact . A concussion is a trauma where the brain moves in the skull. Untreated concussions can be dangerous and in some cases, life-threatening. You may have experienced a concussion if you have:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Double vision
  • Noise sensitivity
  • Light sensitivity
  • Lost consciousness

It is vital that you seek immediate medical treatment if you suspect a concussion. A physiotherapist is able to assist in the recovery from concussion and is often recommended by a GP.

Herniated Disc

A herniated disc occurs when a disc of the spine is shifted out of alignment. After the severe impact of a car accident, you may experience a herniated disc as indicated by:

  • Pain in the immediate area
  • Nerve injuries where pain is experienced in the extremities
  • Severe weakness or pain during movement

Imaging tests including X-Ray, CT or MRI scans can determine whether you have experienced a herniated disc. Physiotherapists are involved in the recovery process for herniated discs and will assist you to regain strength and range of motion.

Chest Injuries

The impact of a car accident can cause painful chest injuries such as broken ribs. Full body scans can determine whether you have experienced internal damage or bruising. Physiotherapy is an important aspect of recovery from chest injuries which can help you to regain muscle strength.

Injuries to the Lower Extremities

Knee, leg and foot injuries are also common in car accidents. Drivers not wearing a seat-belt sometimes push their knees towards the dashboard, injuring their lower legs upon impact. When recovering from broken bones or soft-tissue damage in the lower limb, it is important that you regain strength and follow a personalised treatment approach for optimal recovery.  

Recovering from car accident injuries can be a frustrating and extensive process. The physiotherapists at Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic in Eastwood understand this and aim to reduce your pain and increase your strength using the most effective, evidence-based treatments. If you have been involved in a car accident, seek medical attention and ensure a physiotherapist is a part of your recovery team.

NDIS physio promo

new patient
special offer
New patient special offer Click Here
SRC Health Support Recovery Comfort
AOK Health Pty Ltd Australian Physiotherapy Association Corporate Work Health Australia The Orthotic Group Vasyli Medical

Northern Districts Physiotherapy

Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic was established in 1995 and consists of an energetic team of highly qualified and experienced professionals who take the time to understand ...


Business Hours

We are now open Saturday’s….
Monday to Friday: 7am to 7pm
Saturday: 7am to 12noon

Contact Us

95 Ryedale Road
West Ryde NSW 2114

Ph 02 9874 8410
Fax 02 9874 6192

Facebook NDPE Google