Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Therapy Clinic in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC
At Prosper Health & Rehab, we understand how traumatic car accidents can be and the effect that they can have on your physical and mental health. Our team of specialists provides the unique therapy that you need to get back on your feet again and restore your road confidence. For more information about our services, contact us today or book an appointment online. We’re happy to help steer you down the road to recovery with our professional treatment options. We have convenient locations to serve you in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC.
Table of Contents:
What is motor vehicle accident therapy?
What are the most common types of motor vehicle accident injuries?
What are some of the benefits of ICBC recovery treatments?
How to get started for a successful recovery from an MVA injury?
Car accidents happen when we least expect them and can have a severe physical and psychological impact that you may not be ready for. However, full recovery after an incident is possible with proper and prompt treatment. This is where motor vehicle accident therapy comes in, helping you to get the support you need when and where you need it.
Motor vehicle accident therapy, also known as MVA therapy, is a rehabilitative service for individuals that have been injured in a car accident. MVA therapists specifically deal with common and complex issues that result from being in a crash or collision. This includes injuries such as whiplash, neck and back pain, muscle and joint problems, and much more.
Whether the injury sustained is minor or severe, registered MVA therapists will tailor make you a rehabilitative treatment plan that is specific to your individual needs. They will help restore function and mobility to the areas that have been damaged so that you can return to day-to-day pain free living.
Any person that’s been injured in a car accident can benefit from MVA therapy, even if it’s been a while since the incident occurred. The costs of therapy may be covered by insurance claims or your personal extended health insurance, so check with your provider to see what options are available to you.
Car accidents can yield many different types of injuries, ranging from cuts and bruises to broken bones. The severity often depends on the nature of the accident itself, and some individuals don’t realize how injured they are until days later after the initial adrenaline wears off.
The most common types of injuries sustained via motor vehicle accidents are:
• Back trauma
• Brain Injuries
• Broken Bones
• Bruising and swelling
• Head and Neck Trauma
• Internal and external bleeding
• Muscle tears and/or damage
• Permanent Disability or Paralysis
• Short-term disability or paralysis
• Spinal cord trauma
Even if your accident doesn’t seem serious, or you don’t immediately feel like you’ve been injured, it’s crucial that you are checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible. Due to the adrenaline that surges through the body after an accident, it may take a few days to a few weeks to feel any pain or discomfort from an MVA. Proactivity is the best way to get ahead of potential problems and ensure that everything is working as it’s supposed to.
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) provides universal auto insurance to those BC residents that operate motor vehicles. Whether you’re a driver, passenger, or pedestrian who’s been involved in a MVA, these benefits are available to all British Columbians. This insurance supports you in accessing and paying for all the medical and rehabilitation care that you need to get back on your feet again.
It also includes income replacement benefits if you’re unable to work after your accident, meaning that you’ll be supported financially for as long as you need if you sustain a life-altering injury. If you’re a family caregiver that can no longer fulfil your duties due to your injury, a weekly benefit is available to you to help cover the costs of bringing in additional help and support that you may need. This benefit also increases depending on how many dependants you care for.
If you’re a minor injured in a crash and are unable to attend school as a result, you may receive a ‘loss of studies’ benefit for each year of schooling you miss out on.
No matter how you feel after your accident, it’s crucial that you (and any passengers that were with you) are examined by a medical professional as soon as possible.
The rush of adrenaline that surges through the body after being in an accident can often camouflage injuries that may have occurred. It’s not uncommon for individuals to report being fine after an accident only to start feeling pain and discomfort a few days later. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you see a doctor within ten days of your MVA so that you can be properly assessed and monitored.
Waiting any longer can negatively impact your personal injury case and insurance claims, as insurance companies often don’t accept medical claims if you don’t seek medical care immediately after your accident. So even if you feel okay in the moment, go see your doctor anyways!
If you have an injury, or an injury is identified by your healthcare provider, you will likely have to undergo medical treatment to recover. Your doctor will lay out the ideal recovery plan to fit your unique needs. This may include physiotherapy, chiropractic therapy, massages, injury rehabilitation therapy, and/or psychological therapy.
It’s important to go to these treatments as scheduled and to follow the guidance of your recovery team, as not doing so can hinder your healing and result in not being properly rehabilitated from your injuries.
At Prosper Health & Rehab, our team of rehabilitation specialists will provide the unique treatment that you need to get your health back on track following a motor vehicle accident. If you have questions about any of our services, please contact us as soon as possible. Or, if you’re ready to get started immediately, book in for an appointment to see us online. We serve patients from Vancouver BC, Surrey BC, Burnaby BC, Richmond BC, Langley BC, and Coquitlam BC.