INITIAL ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT
Your assessment includes a thorough medical history as well as a screen of your cervical spine, your vestibular system, and your visual system from which a treatment plan is formulated.
Our physiotherapist will educate you in the proper management in the early phases of suffering a concussion including proper rest and help to coordinate a return to activities protocol.
Lastly, your physiotherapist will liaise with your Family Doctor updating them of any findings and making any further referrals or recommendations for testing that may be warranted.
Initial Assessment and Treatment
- 40 min
Based off the initial findings, treatment may include manual therapy, exercise prescription, and/or retraining exercises to improve any vestibular or visual dysfunctions. Lastly, your physiotherapist will continue to follow-up with you and help guide you through the progressions of a safe return to activities protocol.
* Although recommendations for return to play are discussed, MEDICAL CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO FULL CONTACT ACTIVITY. *
30 Min Private Treatment
- 30 minutes
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No. Physiotherapists are university-trained medical professionals and primary care practitioners. This means that you have direct access to physiotherapy without a doctor’s referral.
Some extended health plans may require one for coverage. Please check with your insurance provider.
Pacific Blue Cross
RCMP, CAF, DVA (Medavie Blue Cross)
Please contact our clinic with your policy/claim number prior to your assessment and we can inform you on how much your plan covers or contact your provider directly to discover your plan’s specific coverage details.
Please note that you will be responsible for paying any difference that your plan does not cover at the time of your treatment.
If your provider is not on this list, it will be your responsibility to pay for your treatment out of pocket and submit your receipts for reimbursement through your insurance provider.
In order to help us process your ICBC claim, please provide us with your claim number, doctor referral and date of injury.
Once we have this info, we will contact your case manager at ICBC to confirm funding.
If your MVA was on, or after April 1, 2019 and you are seeking treatment for the first time within 12 weeks of your MVA accident, you are entitled to 25 pre-approved physiotherapy treatments
As of April 1 2019, if you have an ICBC claim, you have the following options for type of sessions:
|Session Type||Length||User Fee|
|Regular Session||20 mins||no user fee|
|Extended Session||30 mins||$10|
|Concussion Therapy||30 mins||$20|
- For clients who have been in an MVA April 1, 2019 and beyond, ICBC will not be reimbursing your for these user fees.
- If your MVA date is on or before March 31, 2019, then, these fees are usually recoverable as ‘special damages‘ in a tort claim against the at-fault motorist, therefore we advise you to keep your receipts.
- Physiotherapy clients may be able to recover their user fees under private insurance plans regardless of MVA date. Contact your provider for more details.
Must have a valid ICBC claim to be eligible for these discounted rates. Inquire within.
If you are eligible; BC medical services plan will discount $23 per session for a maximum of 10 sessions throughout a calendar year.
MSP covers people for physiotherapy if their combined family income is below $30,000/year. You are entitled to 10 visits per calendar year in total for physiotherapy, massage and chiropractic. If you are unsure if you are eligible, our administrative staff can check for you. We just need your care card number to do so.
We apologize but at this time, our clinic does not have a contract with WCB and therefore cannot bill WCB directly for your claim.
You may still choose to receive treatment at our clinic for your claim, but you will pay for your treatment out of pocket and then seek reimbursement from WCB independently.
Please note, WCB will reimburse you at a set, pre-established rate. If there is a discrepancy between their rates and ours, you will be responsible for the difference. For more info, please contact your WCB representative.