Monday, January 8, 2018

Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Rehabilitation

The New Hamburg Wellness Centre offers emergency access to care for individuals who have sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident (MVA).  This access is prompt, usually within 24-48 hours during the business week, and in some cases sooner.

You do not have to see a medical doctor to start receiving treatment for a motor vehicle accident injury at our centre.   Our doctors are specially trained to assess your MVA-related injuries and prescribe the appropriate therapy.  We are capable of immediately initiating your claim and starting rehabilitation and treatment for your injuries.  Our centre is also a licensed service provider with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and is able to bill your auto insurer directly for your treatments.

MVA injuries are not limited to just Whiplash injuries of the neck.  Any body part can be injured.  Our experience, examination protocol and treatment regime is specifically tailored to treating MVA-related injuries, including headaches, neck pain, mid back pain, low back pain, and soft tissue injuries.  Our unique, multi-faceted approach has successfully rehabilitated hundreds of individuals who have sustained MVA-related injuries.

Current scientific research demonstrates that those injured in a MVA recover most successfully if they remain active in their activities of daily living (ADLs).  Individuals may require treatment to help control pain, and instruction on specific exercises to help during their recovery.

Our centre has the ability to utilize a combination of the following treatment modalities to help you recover quickly and completely:

  • Rehabilitative Exercise and Physical Therapy
  • Registered Massage Therapy
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Laser Therapy
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Active Release Therapy
  • Graston Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Electrotherapy


Q:  Do I need a referral from my insurance company or medical doctor to receive treatment for my MVA injuries?
A:  No.  Chiropractors are primary health care providers and are readily accessed.

Q:  If I undergo care, will my insurance rates increase?
A:  No.  Your rates will not increase as a result of an injury claim only.

Q:  How much will care cost?
A:  Under the present legislation there is no net out-of-pocket expense for care.

Q:  I was involved in an accident, and had little stiffness the next day, is it worthwhile to undergo care?
A:  In a number of instances there is a delayed onset of symptoms that can take weeks to show up after a seemingly innocent fender-bender.  A thorough examination by an experienced practitioner can help determine if any treatment is required.

If you have any questions that need to be addressed regarding injuries you have sustained in an MVA, please do not hesitate to contact our office.