If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it’s important to know that you are pre-approved by ICBC to receive immediate treatment within 12 weeks of the accident. Seeking treatment early can significantly improve your chances of a successful recovery and getting back to your normal routine.
ICBC provides coverage for various healthcare services that can help you recover from your injuries. These services include:
1.Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy treatment focuses on improving your physical function and mobility after an accident. It involves exercises, manual therapy, and other techniques to help restore your strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
2.Registered Massage Therapy: Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) treatments focus to alleviate pain, reduce muscle tension, and improve circulation. Massage therapy can be particularly effective in treating injuries such as whiplash and muscle strains.
3.Acupuncture: Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. It can help reduce pain, promote healing, and restore balance to your body’s energy pathways following a car accident
4.Active Rehabilitation (Kinesiology): Active rehabilitation, also known as kinesiology, focuses on designing and implementing exercise programs tailored to your specific needs. These programs aim to improve your strength, endurance, flexibility, and overall physical function.
ICBC covers the above-mentioned treatments for the first 12 weeks following a car accident. This pre-authorization ensures that you have access to the necessary care without delay, allowing you to start your recovery process promptly. However, it’s important to note that the number of treatments covered varies depending on the type of service. Here is the breakdown of pre-authorized treatments:
Acupuncture: Up to 12 sessions
Kinesiology: Up to 12 sessions
Massage Therapy: Up to 12 sessions
Physiotherapy: Up to 25 sessions
While ICBC covers the cost of these treatments for the first 12 weeks after your accident, in some cases patients may require additional treatments beyond the pre-authorized sessions. It’s crucial to communicate with your healthcare provider and ICBC to discuss any ongoing treatment needs and potential coverage options.
Remember, seeking immediate treatment and following your healthcare provider’s recommendations can greatly contribute to your recovery and help you regain your normal daily activities as quickly as possible. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, take advantage of the pre-approved treatments available to you and begin your journey toward healing and well-being.
Momentum Wellness in Vancouver and Richmond provide massage therapy, physiotherapy, acupuncture, and kinesiology / active rehabilitation services.