This is one of the most frequently asked and difficult questions to answer. In short… it depends on you. Since everyone’s injury is unique, along with their individual body’s natural ability to heal, the length can vary greatly. Commonly, those who were more active before the injury occurred seem to heal more rapidly due to their better overall health. That being said, even the healthiest amongst us will need ample time to heal from an accident with a lot of velocity. The key to a rapid recovery starts with getting treatment as soon as possible after the injury. The body’s amazing ability to heal and adjust can be both a blessing and a curse. If left on its own, without proper guidance, the body may mask over the pain and immobilize the affected area with scar tissue. At times this happens without notice since our body will naturally adapt to its new circumstances. If left for too long, these adaptations may become permanent. The sooner we can get the body healing itself correctly the sooner you can return to your normal way of life. You and your therapist will be able to talk more specifically about this after your first session and he/she has had a chance to evaluate your body’s tissues.