If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, you are entitled to treatment benefits from ICBC. We offer quick access to specialists and diagnostic treatment such as X-Rays and MRI at no cost to the patient.
Patients who do not have a family doctor will need a doctor to handle their file. We are able to connect you to understanding and empathetic family doctors. Our devoted and highly qualified staff of massage therapists, chiropractors and kinesiologists will address your concerns and provide treatment of your injuries with empathy and support.
You are able to go through a continuous round of treatments until we reach our goal of your complete recovery.
We are aware of your entitlement with respect to your treatment and the benefits you're entitled to. Treatment is of no cost to patient. We either eliminate or defer "user" fees.
At CAR we will treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve in order to make the process of getting well as comfortable as possible.
Treatment is of no cost to patient. We either eliminate or defer "user" fees.
MVA INJURY REHABILITATION
Most MVA injuries are "soft tissue" in nature. In other words, there is injury to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the body primarily in the neck and back. Unfortunately many doctors as well as ICBC consider these injuries to be minor. The fact is that thousands of car accident victims in British Columbia every year end up with chronic pain conditions as a result of soft tissue injuries.
The key to limiting the number of soft tissue injuries which become chronic in nature is proper medical management of the injuries at the beginning.
The program at CAR (Car Accident Rehabilitation Clinic) is designed specifically to minimize recovery time and to accelerate return to full pre-accident function.
While a minor collision may not result in an immediate injury, later you may develop serious and severe injuries that cannot be ignored and that may affect your ability to work and live normally.
Chiropractic treatment is one of the most effective forms of treatment to accelerate the rehabilitation process after the injury. The system of spinal and joint adjustments performed by chiropractors has proven successful in the management of the kinds of injuries commonly sustained in car accidents.
Massage is about manual (or sometimes mechanical) manipulation of the soft body tissue in the way that effects improvement in functionality of muscles, joints and internal organs.
Massage improves the circulation of blood and assists cardiovascular system, as well as relieves the muscles of the metabolic waste products (lactic and carbonic acids, the main cause of muscle pain) and toxins. Furthermore, massage aids in relief of stress and facilitates the control of pain which results in better mental health. This is especially important during the recovery process. It proves to be highly, clinically effective and is often used to enhance the patient's rehabilitation after an accident.
Kinesiologists are university graduates that are involved in the assessment of human movement, performance, and function by applying the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, and motor learning. They are involved in the physical rehabilitation, management, and prevention of disorders to maintain and rehabilitate movement, function or performance.
The Kinesiologists at Car Accident Rehab specialize in the rehabilitation of soft tissue muscle, ligament,and joint injuries, which often result from a motor vehicle accident. The Kinesiologist provides active rehabilitation services including therapeutic exercise consisting of strengthening, stretching, core stability, and cardiovascular training in a one on one or small group format. The active rehabilitation programs take place in a fully equipped fitness facility.
Your feet are the foundation of your body, and they are subject to tremendous stress in supporting your body while you stand, walk, run, ski, snowboard, or skate. It.s important to understand that your feet and the all body parts associated with movement are targets for many possible problems.
If you're involved in a car accident, it's important to have a family doctor oversee your medical treatment, rehabilitation and car accident file with ICBC. Unfortunately, statistics show that a staggering number of Canadians are not under the care of a regular family physician.
If you find yourself to be one of those people who does not have their own family physician, one of Car Accident Rehabilitation's service is to connect you with a physician on site. These are doctors who will treat you with empathy; not minimizing the extent of your pain or your injuries or the related pain you suffer.