Car Accident Physiotherapy
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you’re probably going through unnecessary stress and headaches, on top of your already busy life
We’re here to help. We specialize in motor vehicle accident rehabilitation and physical therapy
We perform a full body check up, provide the highest quality of care and work directly with your adjuster so you don’t have too
Motor Vehicle Accident Recovery Program
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you know it can be very stressful and take a significant toll on your life and overall health. Whether you’ve been involved in a minor fender bender or have sustained serious injuries, our team of healthcare experts has the knowledge and know how to help you lay the foundation for your recovery and help you get back to your normal daily routine. The team at Yorkville Sports Medicine Clinic has treated thousands of patients that have been involved in motor vehicle accidents. We ensure that we take into all accounts of your health including physical, psychological and the impact it has on your daily activities
Commonly Asked Questions
Is my therapy covered through my insurance?
At the Yorkville Sports Medicine Clinic, we are fully certified by the Government to provide therapy for patients who have been involved in car accidents. We also directly coordinate all treatment plans and invoices with your car insurance company to make sure that you never have to pay out of pocket for benefits you’re are entitled to. By working with your car insurance company and keeping them apprised of your situation we make sure that you get the treatment that you deserve at no cost to you.
How do I start therapy?
If you’ve been involved in a car accident and you require therapy from certified professionals, you can contact our office and we will help walk you through the process. Initially, we will have you book in an appointment (at no cost to you) and conduct an in-depth history and physical examination to determine the extent of your injuries and make sure that they are documented.
Upon completion of your assessment, our team will address any questions or concerns you have related to your therapy and walk you through any paperwork which is required from the insurance company. Our office staff is well versed and equipped to help address any questions or concerns you have. Once we have made sure that you are fully educated about your injuries, treatment and any other queries you have we will provide you with a detailed outline of what therapy is best suited for you and outline how we can help get you to full health.
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What does therapy usually consist of?
Once our Doctors have fully assessed and analyzed all of your injuries we will formulate a treatment plan designed just for you. This treatment plan will take into account all the factors of your health. Our team at the Yorkville Sports Medicine Clinic truly believes in evidence-based care and we will use the best practices based on the most recent literature to help return you back to your pre-accident state. Our team uses a combination of; stretching, rehabilitative exercises, Laser therapy, Electrotherapy, soft tissue therapy, ultrasound, acupuncture, and many more.
How much therapy am I entitled to?
If you have been involved in an accident and have suffered injuries you are entitled to a minimum of 3 months of therapy. If you have not fully recovered from your injuries, we will notify the insurance company and work with them to get you more therapy. As we have an extensive and in-depth knowledge of your rights after an accident we will do our best to get you the treatment you need and deserve.
Am I entitled to any other goods or services?
If you have been involved in an accident and sustained injuries you will be entitled to a minimum of $400 dollars of supplementary goods and services. Based on your condition our team will recommend and provide you with goods to help you recover quicker and help decrease your symptoms. Some of the Goods that you can be entitled to include: Braces, pillows, massage therapy, TENS units, exercise equipment, manual massagers, analgesic gels, ice packs, heats packs to name a few. All of these will be provided to you and then billed directly to your insurance company.
The insurance has sent me a bunch of confusing forms, how do I fill them out?
After an accident, the insurance company will send you a package of forms they require for you to fill out. We understand that this can be quite confusing and sometimes even stressful, luckily for you, our team has extensive experience dealing with these forms and will be more than happy to explain all the forms in depth and if needed help you complete forms required by the insurance company.
Do I have to contact my insurance company before attending therapy?
After you have been involved in an accident and it has been reported you can attend our facility for treatment, you do not have to get permission to attend for therapy. We will notify the insurance company of your needs and will provide them with all pertinent information about your current health status as a result of the accident.
Do I require a Doctors referral to attend your facility?
No, if you have been involved in an accident and have reported it to your insurance company there is no doctors referral needed. As mentioned previously our facility is fully certified by the government to provide therapy and directly deal with insurance companies.
It’s been a while since my accident and I’m still in pain, is there a time limit to attend therapy?
If you have been in a car accident, after the initial shock of being in a collision wears off you may start to feel aches and pains that weren’t present right after the accident. If you did not immediately seek care after an accident because the symptoms hadn’t set it, this is completely normal. Many of our patients have told us that immediately after the accident they did not feel any sort of pain, however after a week or a couple of weeks they realized that the accident has had a bigger impact on their lives than they had initially thought. For this reason, if you are feeling any pain or discomfort following an accident do not hesitate to contact our office and we will book you in for an initial consultation.
I am unable to attend work, what do I do?
If you have been in an accident and are unable to return to work, our team of healthcare professionals will complete a Disability Certificate for you and notify the insurance company of your inability to return to work-related activities. You can rest assured that we will do our best to help to get back to your regular lifestyle and seamless and smooth as possible.
What type of injuries do people suffer in car accidents?
Car accidents come in all shapes and sizes, from a simple fender bender to more seriousaccidents. Based on this patient can suffer all types of injuries when involved in a car accident. Our team has treated an assortment of injuries and have the knowledge and clinical expertise to help get you back to full health. Some of the most common injuries that we have seen at our clinic are listed below:
Whiplash: This is one of the most if not the most common type of injury experienced by car accident victims
Low back injuries: This is another one of the most common injuries sustained in accidents
Headaches: Many of our patients attend our clinic with headaches post-collision
Rotator cuff injuries: Shoulder injuries are abundant in patients who have been in accidents
Knee pain: Due to the force of accidents and people having their knees forcefully thrust upon the dash, we have helped many people with knee pain recover from injury.
Mid back injuries: Many people who have been involved in car accidents complain of injuries to their thoracic area
It is very important to note that patients who have been involved in car accidents usually have an assortment of injuries and the above list of injuries is a very short list of the most common areas that are injured in car accidents.
Do I have to see the insurance company's doctor as well?
If you have been involved in a car accident and attend our facility we will conduct a full a thorough history and physical exam, based on these finding we will report to your insurance company the amount of treatment you require. If the insurance company does not agree with our recommendations they may send you to see their doctor for a one-time assessment to see if you should be entitled to the amount of therapy submitted. If the insurance company agrees with our recommendations then you will not be required to see their doctor and we will continue to give the insurance company updates your status. It is also important to remember that you are always entitled to a minimum of $2200 of therapy, so if our recommendations to the insurance company are not approved, you will still be covered for treatment and will not have to pay out of pocket for any of the services received in relation to the car accident.
What if the amount of covered therapy runs out and I’m still in pain?
Once you have exhausted all pre-approved treatment set out from the insurance company, and you still have pain that originated from the car accident, we will submit another treatment plan to the insurance company notifying them of your needs. If this treatment plan is approved, you will be able to continue therapy and we will continue to help you on the road to recovery.
What if my injury is very severe?
Along with treating patients who have been involved in minor collisions, our practitioners have the experience and know-how of treating patients who have been involved in more serious collisions, especially those with fractures and muscle tears. Our team understands the difficulties involved with such serious injuries and will design a specific treatment plan just for your injury to ensure you are getting the care you deserve.
Along with creating tailored treatment plans, our team will continue to monitor your situation and make any adjustments that are required to get you back to optimal functioning. You can rest assured that we leave no stone unturned to get our patients functioning at their pre-accident states.
What if I need X-rays or other diagnostic imaging?
If our practitioners feel as though you require X-rays for a potential fracture, ultrasounds for a potential tear or any other imaging we will refer you back to your family doctor to speak with them in regards to getting the requested imaging. We will also notify your family physician of our findings and the need for these diagnostic tests. If it any point you require us to speak with your family doctor our staff will be more than happy to oblige.
Can you guys request my medical information from the hospital and/or my Doctor?
YES is the simple answer, however in order to get all of your medical information and request the appropriate information from your doctor we will have to have your consent. When you come in for your initial assessment we will ask you to sign a form that gives us your consent to request all pertinent information from your medical history that is required to help us in helping you.
If you or your family and friends have been involved in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact our team. We will do everything in our power to help you feel better and return you to your daily activities. We will be working with you to make sure that your recovery is quick and will also give you exercises and stretches to prevent your pain from coming back. Along with helping you with your physical symptoms and injuries, we will be working with you to making dealing with the insurance as easy as possible. The Yorkville Sports Medicine Clinic team is well versed and has the expertise to help you get back to life after such a traumatic event!