Physiotherapy Service

Physiotherapy Treatment for Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

After a motor vehicle accident, the body may sustain a variety of injuries that require medical attention.

While many people seek immediate medical care to address acute injuries such as broken bones and lacerations, they may not consider physiotherapy as an essential part of their recovery. However, physiotherapy can be incredibly helpful for those who have been in a car accident, even if they do not immediately feel the effects of their injuries.

What are the Benefits of Physiotherapy for Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries?

One of the primary benefits of physiotherapy after a motor vehicle accident is that it can help individuals manage pain and reduce inflammation.

Car accidents can cause significant trauma to the body, leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness in affected areas. Physiotherapy can help by incorporating a range of techniques, such as manual therapy and exercise, to reduce inflammation and promote healing.

Another benefit of physiotherapy is that it can help restore mobility and function.

Injuries sustained in a car accident can limit an individual’s ability to move freely and perform daily tasks. Physiotherapy can help by designing a customized treatment plan that focuses on strengthening affected areas, improving range of motion, and reducing pain. Through targeted exercises and stretches, individuals can improve their overall physical function and regain the ability to perform essential tasks.

What types of injuries can be seen?

While the types of injuries we see vary, the majority include:‍

  • Whiplash (neck and upper back pain)
  • Concussions
  • Headaches
  • Ligament sprains and muscle / tendon strains
  • Fractures (broken bones)

Appointment Information

Is a Referral Needed?

No. A referral is not needed to book an assessment with one of our physiotherapists.

Do I Need to do anything prior to seeing a physiotherapist?


Speak with your insurance company to let them know you would like to receive Physiotherapy.

Submit a completed “AB1” form to your insurance company within 10 days of the accident.  You can find the form here.

What happens during my physiotherapy appointment?

Our physiotherapists will assess your injury, develop a plan, provide you with treatment, create a home exercise program, and complete the required forms and submit these to your insurance company.

What if I have third-party health insurance?

We can typically direct bill your insurance company for the cost of treatments that are within the first 90 days after an accident.

‍If it has been greater than 90 days since your injury most insurance companies will request that you use your extended health care benefits first, if applicable. If/when you exhaust these benefits your insurance will often provide funding for extended physiotherapy.

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