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What Are the Most Common Accident Injuries Treated With Manual Therapy

Accidents can happen when we least expect them, leaving us with injuries that require careful attention and treatment. One powerful tool in the healing process is manual therapy. Let’s explore five of the most common accident injuries, how they occur, and how manual therapy can play a vital role in your recovery.


Whiplash is a neck injury often caused by sudden, forceful back-and-forth movement. Due to the forces at play in a car collision, whiplash is a common result. It can lead to pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. Manual therapy helps by increasing blood flow, releasing tension in affected muscles, and promoting overall relaxation.

Strains and Sprains

Strains involve the stretching or tearing of muscles, while sprains affect ligaments. Both can occur in accidents involving sudden twists, falls, or impacts. Manual therapy employs techniques to reduce inflammation, improve flexibility, and speed up the healing process.


Car accident impacts can lead to fractures, or broken bones. While manual therapy doesn’t directly treat fractures, it can aid in the recovery process by improving circulation, alleviating muscle tension, and enhancing mobility in surrounding tissues.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries involve damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons. They can result from car collisions, as well as other accidents like slips, falls, and sports mishaps. Manual therapy focuses on reducing scar tissue formation, increasing flexibility, and promoting optimal healing in affected areas.

Back Injuries

Car accidents—especially rear-end collisions—often cause various back injuries like herniated discs or fractures. Manual therapy targets the surrounding muscles, easing tension and promoting proper alignment, which can alleviate pain and support the healing process.


Accidents can lead to joint dislocations, causing immense pain and limiting mobility. While immediate medical attention is crucial, manual therapy can complement the healing process by alleviating muscle tension and aiding in the restoration of normal joint function.

Contusions and Bruises

Accidents—even minor ones—often lead to contusions or bruises. They’re caused by blood vessels bursting beneath the skin. Manual therapy helps by increasing blood circulation, facilitating the removal of waste products, and reducing pain and inflammation.

Discover Healing Through Manual Therapy at Impact Medical Group of Sarasota

At Impact Medical Group of Sarasota, we believe in manual’s power to promote healing. Our comprehensive manual therapy services support your recovery journey. Whether you’re dealing with whiplash, strains, fractures, or any other accident-related injuries, we’re here to guide you toward optimal healing. Through the therapeutic touch of manual, we aim to help you regain your strength, mobility, and overall well-being. Contact Impact Medical Group of Sarasota today at (941) 222-1157 to explore how manual therapy can be a crucial component of your healing process.