Motor Vehicle Accidents

Many motorists quickly recover from accidents, but for some, pain and immobility can last for a longer time, impacting a patient's ability to work and function day-to-day. Active rehab can form part of a more comprehensive strategy aimed at getting the subjects of motor vehicle accidents back to normal more quickly.

Motor Vehicle Accidents


Many motorists quickly recover from accidents, but for some, pain and immobility can last for a longer time, impacting a patient's ability to work and function day-to-day. Active rehab can form part of a more comprehensive strategy aimed at getting the subjects of motor vehicle accidents back to normal more quickly.



Coquitlam andIt's an unfortunate fact that with the sheer number of vehicles on Canadian roads, accidents happen frequently. Although the vast majority of motor vehicle accidents are minor, the speeds and forces at work when they happen can cause a whole list of common injuries. 

If you're suffering from the effects of a motor vehicle accident and live in Port Moody or Coquitlam, and our practitioners can help you with your recovery using a tailored active rehabilitation program.


For many people, active rehab for motor vehicle & car accidents is an increasingly popular way to promote recovery from a range of injuries, which have various effects on drivers such as:

  • Chronic neck pain and headaches

  • Muscle strains

  • Limited range of motion & mobility

  • Lower back pain


What are common Motor Vehicle Accident injuries?


Many motorists quickly recover from accidents, but for some, pain and immobility can last for a longer time, impacting a patient's ability to work and function day-to-day. Active rehab can form part of a more comprehensive strategy aimed at getting the subjects of motor vehicle accidents back to normal more quickly.


Treatment is carefully personalized, and it's used to treat a range of injuries:


  • Neck injuries are pretty typical in motor vehicle accidents. While the rest of the body is restrained, the head is often free to move around during impacts, and this can cause a whole range of muscular problems. If the forces involved are powerful enough, it can result in bone injuries to the neck.

  • Back injuries happen frequently in car accidents. They can cause a range of associated problems with mobility and respiration and have a profound effect on the quality of a sufferer's life. Herniated discs are common. Discs are designed to perform like shock absorbers and are very prone to get overwhelmed in a motor vehicle accident, causing them to bulge.

  • Whiplash is one of the most common injuries caused by car accidents. You don't need to be in a high-speed collision to suffer from whiplash, and its effects can be painful and debilitating. It's especially common when motorists get rear-ended. The nature of the impact causes your head to jerk sharply forwards, then backward. That puts enormous strain on the tendons and muscles of the back and neck and can cause pain, vision problems, and headaches.

  • Lacerations and soft tissue injuries can be caused by broken windshields, seatbelts, and even airbags. Cars are also full of sharp edges that can cause everything from minor cuts and bruises to more severe lacerations and tearing of the flesh. Scarring from serious lacerations can have a significant effect on mobility.

  • Fractures are a typical result of motor vehicle accidents. When cars get damaged, they can often come into contact with limbs and break bones. Ribs are an especially vulnerable area during a car accident, and safety restraints can cause significant injuries at higher speeds.


How does Active Rehab for Motor Vehicle Accidents work?


Active rehabilitation is often used to treat sports injuries, and it's increasingly common in the treatment of people who have endured a motor vehicle accident.

Active rehab is essentially a carefully designed, tailored exercise program that addresses specific injuries that a patient is facing: 


  • Patients receive a thorough assessment where the practitioner will examine their posture and test their functional movement to identify problems.

  • From that, practitioners design a personalized corrective exercise program to help address postural imbalances, improve your core stability, strength, and work on muscle imbalances.

  • Exercise programs are typically on a one-to-one basis, and great care is taken not to irritate injuries or symptoms.

  • Programs are designed to restore stability, promote mobility, build a patient's strength, and make them better equipped to recover from their experience more quickly. The ultimate target is to return patients to their pre-injury quality of life.

  • Patients will typically be given a program of exercises they can perform at home, as well as having regular appointments and sessions with a qualified active rehab practitioner.


Active Rehab in Port Moody & Coquitlam for Motor Vehicle Accidents


Here at Inspine Therapy, our team of highly trained active therapy practitioners has a wealth of experience dealing with the results of motor vehicle accidents and sports injuries.

Carefully designed active rehab programs for motor vehicle accidents can help residents recover quicker, regain mobility faster, and build strength that promotes ongoing resilience to injuries in the longer term.


Need An Appointment?


Inspine Therapy is a multi-disciplinary clinic located in the heart of Coquitlam and Port Moody. We care about providing fundamental healing through all-in-one care that focuses on helping you recover, improve, and optimize your health until you're in the best condition possible. 

Our services include massage therapy, chiropractic therapy, acupuncture, active rehab, clinical counselling, and pilates. Visit our newly renovated clinic and book your appointment today!