The Importance of Motor Accident Rehabilitation
Motor accident rehabilitation is an increasingly important aspect of healthcare. Despite laws that are designed primarily to help curb down fatal car crashes, it still has quite a long way to go in really making a significant impact in motor accident incident reduction.
In the first half of 2015, there were more than 2.3 million Americans who were seriously injured because of a variety of motor accidents. This was not including the almost 20 thousand deaths that have been registered for the same period. The onus is on the healthcare sector on how they can provide for the care, particularly motor accident rehabilitation, of millions of Americans who are seriously injured because of motor accidents.
Just how does motor accident rehabilitation works in the first place?
Like any other rehabilitation program, the goal is to help the individual return to his normal, pre-accident, state. This means that he should still be able to function as normally as he possibly can in terms of his daily activities, his work productivity, and his social life. And in cases where the motor accident has left him debilitated, then the motor accident rehabilitation program must be able to equip him with the right competencies and correct assistive devices which will allow him to make full and optimum use of whatever faculties he has left. Such a tall order requires the concerted effort of everyone involved in motor accident rehabilitation.
For example, a medical doctor may have to devise of ways that will help the individual address any disease or health condition that might arise from the motor accident. A psychologist may also be required to help the individual manage the psychosocial effects of experiencing a motor accident. Many patients can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder especially in a near-death car crash. So, an integral component of motor accident rehabilitation is the individual’s psychosocial health. Nursing personnel may also be required to help in the implementation of the different rehabilitation interventions.
One essential component of a motor accident rehabilitation program is the management of pain and mobility problems. A chiropractor can help the injured individual manage some of the chronic pain that often comes with motor accidents. The chiropractor can purposely manipulate muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments especially in the spinal column to allow for more optimal movement and freedom from pain. Additionally, the chiropractor can help the individual learn of several physical exercises that will help him maintain the perfect alignment of his vertebrae in relation to the rest of his body. Furthermore, the individual can be taught on how to maintain the correct body posture required as he performs different tasks. The chiropractor can also help the individual choose the correct ergonomic furniture to help him maintain body alignment and help ensure optimum return to full functionality.
There are other aspects of motor vehicle rehabilitation. The most important thing to understand is that it requires a multi-disciplinary approach so that the individual will be able to regain as much control of his life as possible.