Active rehabilitation services are offered by a Physiotherapist - Kinesiologist team. Our kinesiologist works closely with your treating physiotherapist to design and implement a tailored exercise program.
Physiotherapy + Kinesiology = faster recovery from motor vehicle collision injury
Why Active Rehab?
Speed recovery from soft tissue injury
Improve functional abilities after injury
Reduce probability of development of chronicity
Reduce avoidance of movement behaviours
Promote psychological well-being
Restore control over function
The Health First Physiotherapy approach:
Blended exercise and manual therapy
Expert physiotherapy assessment and treatment planning
Specific and precise exercise prescription
Coordination with physicians and other health providers
What does the research say?
Research supports an active (exercise based) approach to rehabilitation from soft tissue injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions. In the early stages (up to about three months post injury), most patients benefit from a blend of pain relieving measures such as gentle manual therapy (hands on techniques) or medical acupuncture, and a focussed, objective oriented exercise regime.
Appointments available at short notice.
ICBC or car accident rehabilitation
Early Physiotherapy Intervention is important as most healing (90%) occurs in the first 6 to 8 weeks following an injury. We take an activity and exercise based approach. Our kinesiologist works in close coordination with your physiotherapist to devise and guide you through a customized exercise program to optimize your recovery process.
Our kinesiologist takes care to ensure your recovery includes a blend of cardiovascular conditioning with general body mobility, and strengthening.