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WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT
-MAKE SURE YOU ARE SAFE
-CONTACT POLICE (or 911 if appropriate)
-IF BADLY INJURED SEEK EMERGENCY CARE
-CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY
–CONTACT US FOR HELP
As we go further into the 21st century, the ever evolving vehicle safety features and standards are constantly reaching new heights. On the other hand, to this day injuries after a car accident remain one of the main causes of debilitating health conditions, such as chronic neck and back pain, chronic headaches and joint issues. This comes as a surprise to many of our patients and many times I have been told: “well doc, I have pulled my back many times before, but I take a Tylenol and rest for a few days and it always goes away.” The reason for this is that the amount of force that goes through your body during an impact such as a car crash can be more akin to falling off a building, or getting tackled by a football player as opposed to sleeping on an uncomfortable couch for a night. Even though the injury is to the same area, the extent of the damage may be very different. Physiotherapy after a car accident is the proven way to address such damage and ensure maximum resolution.
Gradually and methodically addressing the problems early is the best way to ensure the most favourable outcome. Research consistently shows that delayed intervention directly correlates with prolonged disability recovery times as well as potential for the injuries to become chronic. In other words the longer you wait to start treatment, the longer it may take to recover, and the higher the chances of the issue becoming persistent.
YOUR INSURANCE COVERAGE AFTER MVA
If you have been injured in a car accident in Ontario, regardless of who is at fault, your insurance company provides funding to help you get better and achieve your pre-injury condition. Every person that was in the vehicle and has been injured has access to benefits that cover any rehabilitation services, including physio, chiropractic, psychologist, etc. required treatment, for a minimum of 12 weeks. Additional funding is available if needed, but must be applied for by your treating practitioner.
Through a licensed rehabilitation clinic, one can access the needed treatment without having to pay anything out of pocket. At South Barrie Health we are fully licensed to submit all insurance paperwork through the direct online portal, as well as bill your company directly. We work directly with all insurance companies, as well as all Extended health benefit providers and WSIB.
If you have been involved in a Car Accident and require treatment, there is never any charge directly to you.
Contact us to discuss your matter and we would be happy to answer any questions.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT
Depending on the extent of the impact, at first you may not feel much after experiencing an injury. Adrenalin is high and inflammation has not set in yet. Oftentimes problems tend to develop over the 24-48 hours after the event. And the situation may remain unstable for the first 2 weeks, where some of the issues may seem to improve while others worsen or new pain or other symptoms, such as numbness, appear. If you have been involved in a car accident and are experiencing any or a combination of the following symptoms, you should seek professional care:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Stiffness in Neck, Back or other joints
- Difficulties with movement
- Dizziness or Nausea
- Problems with balance
- Problems remembering things
- Light or Noise sensitivity
If you are experiencing any of the above or similar symptoms feel free to give us a call and set up your free in person consultation: 705-726-4055. We would be happy to discuss your condition and suggest possible options or home care approaches as needed.
Chiropractic treatment, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Physiotherapy after a car accident are all proven treatment solutions to help you get back on your feet quicker. Over the counter pain control as well as anti-inflammatory medication may also be useful in the early stages. Contact your Family physician for medication prescription if necessary. Depending on the extent of your injuries, recovery times will vary, and may take from a few weeks to as long as years in the most complex cases.
OUR APPROACH TO TREATMENT
Physiotherapy after a car accident may include a variety of approaches tailored to your specific condition and preference. We will take into account any potential limitations that may arise from a variety of factors such as age, physical condition or previous injuries. We employ a wide variety of manual techniques, active exercise prescription and electronic modalities to make sure we find a solution tailored specifically to you. Call us to find out what we can do for you. Initial consultation is always free.
WHAT MAKES SOUTH BARRIE HEALTH GROUP DIFFERENT
With extensive experience in rehabiltation after complex injury, an experienced team and the PATIENT COMES FIRST mentality, we are here to help you no matter what. We understand the stress that comes from being injured and having to recover, while dealing with an insurance claim, car repairs and trying to maintain your life. We simplify the process for the patient, so you can focus on getting better.
Some of the additional service we offer include:
- Transportation to and from appointments
- Treatment at your home
- Case management: ensuring that proper referrals are being made
- Arrangement of specialist appointments outside of OHIP