Road Traffic Accidents (RTA Injuries)

While many RTA injuries can be severe and life threatening and need hospital treatment, those who present for physiotherapy can equally be severe if not managed promptly. Neck, shoulder and upper, mid and lower back are the main areas injured in the body.

There can be acute pain, swelling, burning sensation and loss of function in the joints affected, causing severe distress and disablement for the injured person.

Two weeks after the RTA, soft tissue injuries should be assessed and treatment commenced to decrease pain and restore function to the injured areas.