- ICBC Active Rehabilitation/ Injury Rehabilitation
- General Wellness, Weight Loss and Sport-Specific Training
ICBC Active Rehabilitation
Exercise-based treatment plan focusing on restoring mobility and strength to enable you to return your normal work, household and recreational activities.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident you may be fully covered for treatment
What we offer:
1-on 1 personalized exercise sessions. Our treatment program is customized and tailored to your specific needs and goals.
Hassle-free . We will directly bill ICBC with no user fees or other out of pocket expenses. Your treatments will be 100% covered so you can focus fully on your recovery without any financial worries or concerns.
Our kinesiologist has over 25 years of experience dealing with ICBC and motor vehicle accident- related injuries and has advanced training in Chronic Pain Management. We are here to assist in your recovery.
How do I start?
If you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident and need treatment, as part of the enhanced care model of ICBC, you are pre-approved for 12 kinesiology visits within the first 84 days after your accident. This means, regardless of whether you are at fault or not, you are entitled to treatment. If you require treatment beyond 84 days, we would need to send a treatment extension request to your claims representative.
I am in pain still, is it okay to begin active rehabilitation?
If you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident one of your main concerns may be how soon you can return to exercise and physical activity. Since the degree of injury and individual experience varies, the answer will differ for each person. Returning to physical activity too soon after a motor vehicle accident can potentially aggravate your condition or make things worse. On the other hand, limited activity or inactivity can contribute to deconditioning and lengthen your recovery and delay your return to regular activity including work. Resuming exercise safely can help your body regain strength, endurance and mobility and allow you to recover sooner. If you have any questions, contact us for more information.
I am currently attending other treatments, should I do active rehab?
Generally, active rehabilitation works well in conjunction with other treatments you may be engaging in such as physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy. If your physician or other health practitioners feel your treatment can start focusing on restoring strength, endurance and mobility, then starting active rehabilitation may be the next step in your recovery plan. If needed, we can communicate with your other service providers to ensure this is the case.
Am I covered for active rehab?
We will directly bill ICBC with no user fees or other out of pocket expenses. Your treatments will be 100% covered so you can focus fully on your recovery without any financial worries or concerns.
What is the session length and frequency and total amount needed?
Session length and frequency varies based on degree of injury and individual needs and abilities. Sessions will typically start at about 45 minutes but may be extended to 60 minutes or more. Each session is customized and tailored to your needs and not a pre-determined length of time. For example, if you are in an early stage of recovery and have elevated pain and muscle stiffness, light exercise focusing on stretching and mobility exercises might be the most appropriate for you. If you are farther along in your recovery, or who may have different needs or goals (i.e., return to heavy labour job), a higher intensity exercise session that could take 60 minutes or more, may be the most beneficial for you.