Spinal injury victims often have a long road of rehabilitation, and outcomes are never guaranteed. Thankfully, science has been working hard to improve the quality of life for these individuals. One prime example is the current project at Kennedy Krieger. Researchers there are studying the potential effect of aquatic therapy, hoping it will improve long-term outcomes for spinal injury victims. Learn more about spinal injuries, the possibilities of aquatic therapy, and what you can do as a victim to seek compensation for the losses you have experienced.
Aquatic Therapy and Spinal Injuries
Most forms of rehabilitation are currently centered around slings, harnesses, and other suspension devices. While often helpful, these devices do not give victims much freedom of movement, and that can make them feel even more hopeless. Aquatic therapy can empower victims and give them a sense of independence. The water makes them weightless, giving them more control over their bodies. Many are even able to complete their physical therapy with little to no physical support from their physical therapist or movement devices.
The hope is that victims will improve faster and regain more control with aquatic therapy than they would have with other forms of treatment and that feeling more in control over their bodies will reduce frustration, irritation, and hopelessness. While only time will tell if they are going to be successful, the therapy does look promising. At the very least, it seems to be improving the emotional stability of spinal injury victims.
Seeking Compensation for Spinal Injuries
Although not all spinal injuries are considered compensable, those that are caused by negligence may be. Car accidents, truck accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, and defective product accidents are some of the most commonly compensated accidents, but many others may qualify. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help determine if you may be owed a settlement for your medical expenses, lost time at work, pain and suffering, or disability. An attorney can also protect your best interest throughout the claims process. Just get in touch as soon as possible to avoid going past the statute of limitations.
At Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd., we understand the devastating impact of a spinal injury, which is why we fight so hard to ensure victims receive the compensation they deserve. To learn more about how our dedicated and experienced Green Bay spinal injury lawyers can assist with your case, schedule a free consultation. Call our offices at 920-739-7366 today.