What to do if you have been injured in a car accident:
- Contact your insurance agency as quickly as possible and report the accident. This important step documents the accident and guarantees that you will be able to receive treatment for any injuries you suffered.
- Contact CanadaPhysio and book an appointment with our Motor Vehicle Specialists at one of our many locations in Toronto, the GTA and London Ontario (link to locator map). Together, the two of you will discuss a physical therapy regiment that is properly suited and customized for your specific needs and healthy recovery.
How to book an appointment
- Phone: (Toll Free) 1-844 PHYSIO 1 (1-844-749-7461) or 416-572-1001 and you will be connected to a clinic near you. You will then speak with one of our attendants who will assess your needs and help you book an appointment that suits your schedule.
- Walk-in: Patients are more than welcome to visit one of our many locations throughout Toronto, the GTA and London, Ontario, in person to book an appointment.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Live Chat: Call our toll free number at 1-844 PHYSIO 1 (1-844-749-7461) or 416-572-1001 and speak to one of our live attendants 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
What are the most frequent car accident injuries?
Car accidents are more common than most people imagine. On average, 165,000 people are injured in a car accident every year in Canada.
The most common injuries that occur from car accidents are whiplash, muscular strains/ligament sprains in the neck, shoulder, mid-back, lower back, elbow, hips or knees. If you are feeling discomfort after getting into a car accident or being involved in one, you may be suffering from one of these injuries and it is important that you seek medical attention immediately.
Important information about motor vehicle accident injuries:
First things first, if you are injured in a car accident, obtain medical treatment immediately or as soon as possible. It is important to have your injury diagnosed and create a proper record of symptoms and diagnosis. This will be important for future medical treatment and any insurance or legal claims you may pursue.
In some cases, an injury is fairly obvious. You may experience swelling, deep bruising, or muscle and joint discomfort. However, this isn’t always the case and some injuries can take weeks, months, or even years to surface. In almost every instance, these injuries could have been properly treated with a personalized physical rehabilitation program adhered to in the first stages of the injury.
CanadaPhysio takes the health and recovery of its patients very seriously. Our treatment programs focus on a multi-disciplinary approach which includes the following services:
- Occupational Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Psychological Counselling
- Driver/Passenger Training and Re-integration
- And many other services designed at helping you achieve a healthy and happy lifestyle
Why CanadaPhysio is the healthy choice:
When you join the CanadaPhysio family, you become more than just a patient. Through our treatment programs, we will help you get back into form and return to doing the things you love in life.
During your first meeting with one of our injury specialists, the two of you will discuss your medical history and perform a physical evaluation. We will help you develop a customized and personalized treatment program that will target all specific areas of concern and help you overcome your injuries. As treatment progresses, your treatment plan will be continuously tweaked to match your improvements and to focus on any problem areas.
Who pays for your treatment?
According to Ontario’s Insurance Laws, anyone who is receiving treatment for a motor vehicle accident injury must first submit treatment expenses to any Extended Health Plans that may be available from their employer, school, spouse, parent or self-directed plan.
Our CanadaPhysio injury specialists will process your applicable Extended Health Coverage and will then submit the necessary documents to the motor vehicle insurer so that you receive co-ordinated and uninterrupted treatment. At CanadaPhysio, we make sure that there is no obstacle to your receiving the treatment that you require.
In Ontario, ALL patients injured in a motor vehicle accident are entitled to at least 12 weeks of rehabilitation treatment and medical goods and services. This treatment is paid for by the motor vehicle insurance company.
If you are uncertain about your insurance coverage, or if you have questions about who will pay for your treatment, please speak to our injury specialists, and they will be happy to clarify your coverage before you begin treatment.
Doctors and Lawyers Trust CanadaPhysio
Our proven reputation, outcome based treatment and extensive experience as a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation centre has provided us with many referrals from respected doctors and personal injury law firms. Emergency Room Physicians, Family Physicians and Specialists have relied on our clinics to provide their referrals with the all the services that their patients need to be restored to their pre-accident state.
Not only do we provide high quality treatment that will help you overcome your injuries, we also assist with all legal documentation, allowing our patients to focus on treatment and not paperwork. Personal injury law firms have depended on our ability to document patient case files for almost 30 years. We can assist you in finding the right law firm if you are not already represented and we will work with your lawyer to make sure that you get the treatment that you deserve.
CanadaPhysio is More than just a Rehabilitation Clinic
We know that the recovery process is more than just about physical treatment. With any injury comes the additional stress that it places on your ability to live your daily life. CanadaPhysio’s injury specialists are always there to help you live normally. Our specialists can also assist you in obtaining the following additional services, if eligible:
- Care Giving Assistance
- Income Replacement
- Attendant Care Assistance
- Assistive Devices
- Transportation Costs Associated With Therapy