Motor Vehicle Accident Physiotherapy Rehabilitation downtown Toronto
At Ace Physio our Registered Physiotherapists are skilled and trained in treating injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents. Often trauma resulting from a motor vehicle accident takes days and even weeks to fully manifest itself. That is why it is important to receive immediate and appropriate treatment following an auto accident. The longer you delay treatment the more difficult it may be to get back to your normal life.
What should I do after a Motor Vehicle Accident?
- Inform your car insurance provider that you have been in an accident and inform the police that you suffered an automobile accident involving bodily harm. The insurance provider will forward you an ‘Accident Benefits Application Package’ which must be filled out and returned within 30 days. For additional details consult FSCO’s accident brochure.
- Book an initial assessment with a Registered Physiotherapist at Ace Physio by calling 416-900-6653. In this assessment your Physiotherapist will examine your injuries, collect all necessary information in order to submit an MVA insurance claim and, following your assessment, the Physiotherapist will meet with the Clinic Director to prepare your MVA Treatment Plan. If you have extended health coverage you are legally obligated to first exhaust these benefits and then your approved MVA insurance plan coverage will commence.
- Attend Physiotherapy and get better! Our Physiotherapists will assist you in recovering from your injuries. We will book appointments convenient for your schedule. You will receive one-on-one Physiotherapy sessions with our highly skilled and caring Registered Physiotherapists.
- Your program of care will be continually overseen by your Physiotherapist and the Clinic Director who will help correspond directly with the insurance provider and, if applicable, your Personal Injury Lawyer. We can assist you with filling out paperwork, claim submissions, imaging, and medical referrals to specialists. This allows you to focus solely on your recovery – without having to worry about paperwork or payment coverage.
How do I pay for my Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation treatments?
Under your auto insurance coverage all persons who have bodily harm from a Motor Vehicle Accident are entitled to a minimum of 12 weeks of Physiotherapy rehabilitation, as well as medical goods and supplies, which are deemed necessary by your treating Physiotherapist and your Claims Adjuster.
Your Physiotherapists can also work in conjunction with your lawyer to help you obtain the following additional benefits (if eligible):
– Income Replacement
– Attendant Care
– Assistive Devices (Braces, Mobility Aids, etc)
What are the common injuries that occur in a Motor Vehicle Accident?
After a car accident it is vital to begin Physiotherapy rehabilitation immediately to recover and get healthy again so that the symptoms do not become chronic. Car accidents can lead to a variety of injuries to both the driver and passengers. Some injuries may be obvious like broken bones, but others such as soft tissue damage may be less visible, and often with car accidents the symptoms do not appear until several days or sometimes even weeks after the accident.
Some common motor vehicle accident injuries include:
- Back injuries – Injury to the bones (vertebrae), ligaments, discs, joints, muscles and tendons, and nerves of the back can occur following a car accident. Back conditions include: sciatica, disc herniations, spinal stenosis , numbness / parethesia,
- Head & Brain injuries – Traumatic brain injuries ranging from mild concussions to severe brain injuries. Symptoms of brain injuries may include; blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, mood changes, slurred speech, and numbness or weakness in arms or legs, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, depression, lack of energy, and balance deficits.
- Knee injuries – Injuries can occur to the ligaments, meniscus, cartilage, muscles, tendons, and bones of the knee. Injury can further aggravate already existing arthritis, or damage and possibly cause a tear to the ligaments, tendons, or the meniscus.
- Shoulder injuries – Dislocations and separations of the shoulder and acromioclavicular joint are common. Other traumatic injuries that can occur include a tear or partial tear of the rotator cuff muscles. Fractures, subluxations and dislocations of the shoulder are also possible with trauma from a motor vehicle accident.
- Neck and Whiplash injuries – Injury to the bones, cartilage, discs, muscles, ligaments, and nerves are possible. Whiplash of the neck can compress the nerves of the spine and cause referred pain into the shoulders, shooting pain into the arms, muscle spasms, headaches, and dizziness to occur.