There is no conclusive evidence to show that low speed collisions result in little to no injuries sustained by their victims. It is a general miss-conception that the speed at the time of impact dictates the amount of possible injury. To the contrary, it has been shown that significant soft tissue injuries can result from low speed collisions (at or above 3mph). More important than speed, would be the risk factors of the person involved in the accident such as: sex, age, angle of collision, type of vehicle, position of person at time of impact, knowledge of impending accident, previous medical diagnosis and conditions, etc.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury or MTBI is often over looked and under diagnosed. MTBI can disrupt not only the patient but more often the patient’s loved ones. Mood swings, forgetfulness, lack of executive functioning (ability to organize and process information), headaches, changes in sleep patterns are just a few of the symptoms of a MTBI.
Soft tissue injury resulting from an automobile accident can be very painful and even debilitating. If not properly treated and rehabilitated they may never go away and or possibly get worse. Soft tissue injuries that result from an automobile accident usually involve the neck, upper and lower back. Depending how the patient was positioned at the time of impact, the extremities (foot, ankle, knee hip, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder) may be injured as well. In addition due to the mechanics of the collision it is common to find Temporal Mandibular Joint or TMJ injury/dysfunction.
The doctors at Agape have completed post graduate certificate training in Motor Vehicle Accidents through The Spine Research Institute. The Spine Research Institute is the leader in MVA research and publications. The treatment guidelines from The Spine Research Institute are accepted by the American Medical Association for treatment of MVA victims.
In addition the doctors at Agape have completed post graduate studies in the examination and treatment of soft tissue injuries. Drs. Krugly and Bradshaw both hold certifications in Graston technique while Dr. Krugly is also certified in whole body Active Release Technique. Dr. Krugly was also the primary provider for Active Release Technique at the 2013 Iron Man Championship in Las Vegas.