Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck (cervical spine). After suffering this type of injury a number of additional symptoms can occur which can include, but is not limited to:
Our program is a 12 week physical medicine rehabilitation program that was developed by Dr. Mazzarella and Dr. Marek after taking over 500 hours of combined Whiplash Traumatology Training and treating over 15,000 motor vehicle trauma patients.
Certificates of Training:
Certificates and Certifications above were obtained after taking over 400 hours of post graduate continuing education.
No, motor vehicle accident injuries will vary depending on three primary factors.
In a true whiplash injury, the mechanics of the collision including occupant kinematics, injury biomechanics and risk factors play into a person sustaining an injury. Research shows that about 50% of those involved in motor vehicle accidents sustain injury. If left untreated, a simple injury can turn complex and chronic in a matter of weeks to months. Have a qualified Whiplash Traumatology Doctor evaluate your collision and injuries is the best way to prevent Chrnoicity and Long Term Disability.
Every crash is unique and every person's individual response will vary to a degree based on risk. Below is an example of a crash test research which was preformed by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Dr. Mazzarella participated in this crash test research and passed a comprehensive examination in order to obtain a certification in Motor Vehicle Crash Forensic Risk Analysis.
Doctors obtain a general knowledge basis in medical, chiropractic, physical therapy, or occupational therapy school. Depending on the program, this allows for an indepth knowledge of anatomy, neurology, biochemistry, system physiology, orthopeadics, etc.
Specialty conditions such as Whiplash, Chronic Pain, Brain Injury, Traumatic Stress and Exercise Prescription require additional training as the shear volume of information regarding these subjects is to cumbersome to obtain in a medical program.
The need for specific training is further supported by the authors of the Quebec Task Force on Whiplash Associated Disorders, in which these authors note that specific voluntary post graduate training is required in order to a healthcare provider to accurately diagnosis and treat whiplash.
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