Follow these coping tips to help your body heal if you have ever been hit by a car. Support your body’s natural functions with these ideas.
We all live fairly busy lives here in the west. Particularly in urban areas, many residents begin scurrying off to work early in the morning. And amid the mix of pedestrians and motorists all hurriedly trying to beat the time clock, sometimes accidents happen.
Being hit by a car is nothing to laugh about. In fact, most of these accidents cause serious to life-threatening injuries, and many have resulted in the loss of life.
But what do you do after you’ve been hit by a car? Well, after you’ve received medical attention, you’re likely going to have a fair amount of downtime. And during this time you’ll want to focus on your recovery.
Fortunately, there are several recovery methods after being hit by a car, and some of these not only focus on your physical rehabilitation but your mental well-being as well.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may need physical rehabilitation. This is often the case with injuries that include broken bones which require months to mend. During this time, your muscles are prone to atrophy, and you’ll essentially need to “retrain” your body and your muscles to perform basic movements.
Physical therapy should be initiated with a professional staff, in a professional setting.
This way you won’t be likely to reinjure yourself. Most physical therapists will walk you through the process of rebuilding muscle strength starting with basic exercises. This combined with massage therapy, and a host of other treatments including e-stim therapy, will ultimately allow your muscles to heal around damaged bones, and reform.
For minor injuries, physical therapy might not be required. But this should be a decision that you and your primary care physician discuss in order to choose the best path forward for your recovery.
One technique that you might not be exposed to in a physical therapy environment is the art of rhythmic movement. This is the practice of subtle movement in a controlled form for the purposes of aligning the mind and body. As such, some popular choices are outdoor water activities such as swimming and paddleboarding.
Additionally, Tai Chi is a perfect art form to practice after being struck by a motor vehicle when you’ve regained the ability to stand and walk without difficulty.
Some bodily motions might still be difficult for you to perform, such as bending and twisting at certain angles. Tai chi walks you through specific movements designed to slowly allow your body to become accustomed to difficult movements in a natural progression.
Tai Chi also works to focus the mind while performing movements as found in nature. And this has been known to help the healing process for many who’ve been seriously injured.
Often after being struck by a motor vehicle you could be suffering from mental trauma. This might also hinder your ability to operate a motor vehicle or cause you anxiety when walking near a busy street.
The art of meditation has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety and to focus your attention. This being said, after a car accident you might find yourself having issues focusing on simple tasks, and regular mediation can help you to get back on track
Meditation works by allowing one to focus the mind on rising thoughts and teaches you how to let them go without attachment or judgment. You may find that you have a barrage of thoughts colliding within your mind, and this is enough to cause anyone anxiety, particularly after a car accident.
By focusing on the simplest function of life, breathing, you’re able to calm the body and the mind and return to a state of peace and normalcy, even after a debilitating car accident.
Your recovery after being hit by a car depends largely on your own personal resolve and
determination. Essentially, you have to want to recover, and any effort you spend towards this goal will be beneficial to you in the end