Recover Better With Our Customized Motor Vehicle Accidents MVA Program
AlbertaPT’s MVA program (we call MVC Program) is specific for patients that have been involved in a car accident and have sustained injuries due to the accident. We use a multidisciplinary approach to injury management that includes our physiotherapists working alongside a team of physical medicine specialists to provide a thorough evaluation of your injuries.
The first stage is a referral to us by your family doctor or contacts us for direct access as well. We will review any pertinent medical history and tests to provide recommendations on how to proceed with care.
After review, if a clinical appointment is required we will arrange an appointment with our teams to start treatment or undertake further diagnostics to provide a more accurate outlook for you. We will advocate for you with your insurance company and lawyer with regards to funding and getting the necessary services in place to assist you on your road to recovery.
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Don’t Wait to Get Checked Out
The sooner you see us after your accident, the better your outcome will be. Having a professional assess and document your injuries right away is the best way to make sure your treatment will be covered and your condition doesn’t have the chance to get any worse. Early treatment is essential to a quick recovery and can reduce the chances of having a long-term disability and chronic pain.
Even if your accident was just a “fender bender”, your body will still have absorbed the force in the crash so it’s still important to get checked out. From minor to severe types of injuries, we’ll make sure you get the right kind of treatment and peace of mind you need after an auto accident.
Whether you were the driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian, there’s help for you. We see patients with a wide range of injuries and conditions following an automobile collision.
What are the common car accident-related injuries we normally treat?
- Whiplash Injury and any whiplash symptoms
- Whiplash associated disorder
- Blunt-force trauma
- Fractured bones
- Concussions/ headaches
- Sprains and strains
- Pinched or irritated nerves
- Disc degeneration
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty sleeping
- Soft tissue Injury
- Personal injuries
- Motor vehicle accident injuries
- Muscle pain
- Muscle spasms
- Neck pain
Why Patients Choose Physiotherapy After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Physiotherapy care can often avoid the need for risky surgeries and dangerous medications. Physiotherapy also provides a multifaceted, multisystem approach to care that surgery and pain medications do not.
Surgery can be dangerous and not always effective while pain medications just mask the problem and often leave it to get worse in the case of many problems, especially degenerative issues.
Physiotherapists look at your entire body and the way its systems work together and get to the root of the problem instead of just masking it.
What to Expect from Your First Physical Therapy Session
At your first appointment, your physiotherapist will get all the necessary information from you for insurance purposes and do a comprehensive assessment in order to form a personalized treatment plan and rule out or find anything we know to be caused by motor vehicle accidents.
Treatment will vary depending on your unique condition and may contain a combination of effective therapies such as physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, active release therapy, deep tissue massage, patient education.
We’ll make sure you thoroughly understand what’s going on inside your body and what you can do to help yourself recover faster. Your physiotherapist will likely prescribe you an exercise routine to do at home that’s uniquely tailored to suit you to maximize the potential of your recovery.
FAQ about the Car Accident Physiotherapy
Do I need to contact health care insurance?
No. There’s no need for you to contact your insurance company directly after you’ve been involved in an accident. The most important thing is for you to see us as soon as possible. Your consultation is free and we will fill out all the necessary forms required by the insurance companies.
What if I don’t have any symptoms?
Symptoms often don’t show up right away, but that doesn’t mean that everything is alright. Your visit will be covered even if you don’t have any symptoms and we still recommend you see us as soon as you can after a car crash to avoid potentially serious problems that may show up in the future.
Automobile Accident Experts in Calgary
At Alberta PT in Calgary, we’ve helped many patients recover from car accident injuries and we can do the same for you. Don’t wait to book an appointment. We’re here to ease your anxiety and pain and get you back on the path to optimal wellness today.