Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, no matter how minor it may seem it is important that you seek attention for your injuries as soon as possible. Even minor injuries can develop into more serious conditions if left untreated. Whiplash injuries can result in severe damage to the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine.
Symptoms of whiplash and associated motor vehicle injuries include:
- Blurred vision
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Pain in the upper and/or lower extremities
- Reduced range of motion of the neck
- Ringing in the ears
- Shoulder and arm pain
- Temporomandibular joint injury (TMJ)
- Upper and lower back pain
At Polymed Rehab our team of healthcare practitioners work together to provide a comprehensive plan to effectively treat your injuries, reduce your pain, and restore your overall function so that you may return to your normal activities.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do after a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)?
If you have recently been injured in a car accident, it is important to contact your auto insurance provider to file the report and get the claim started. Once you have done this, contact Polymed Rehab make an appointment with one of our MVA treatment professionals. On your first visit, we will evaluate your function, pain, severity of injury, and prescribe the appropriate treatment program. We can help with all aspects of treatment, including filling out paper work, claim submission, imaging, and medical services as required.
*Note: Call 911 for any emergency situations including severe or life threatening injuries, and/or loss of consciousness.
What are the most common injuries in a Motor Vehicle Accident?
The majority of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident include whiplash, and other muscular strains and/or ligament sprains involving regions such as the shoulder, lower back, mid back, elbow, hip and knee.
How can these injuries be effectively and quickly treated?
Often patients sustain multiple injuries in car accidents and often experience the greatest pain during the week following the initial car accident. It is often important to take a multi-disciplinary approach using chiropractic, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, electro-modalities, physical therapy, and massage therapy to address these multiple injuries effectively. The more serious conditions will involve careful assessment and a specific program will be prescribed to ensure optimal recovery.
How do I pay for my treatments?
Under the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, it is mandatory to exhaust your workplace health insurance prior to your auto insurance being. If you do not have extended health benefits through your workplace, or have exhausted these benefits, your auto insurance will fully cover the remainder of your treatment often for a minimum of 12 weeks. Our staff will help provide you with the necessary information to coordinate payments from your insurance providers..
What are the benefits of treatment at Polymed?
All patients are entitled to at least 12 weeks of rehabilitation and many other medical goods and services which can be determined by your treating healthcare professional.
Your Polymed health expert can help you return to your pre-accident status by customizing a specific treatment plan that will include a combination of the following services:
- Registered Massage therapy
- Medical Services
Your Polymed healthcare provider can also help you obtain the following additional services (if eligible):
- Income replacement
- Care giving assistance
- Attendant care assistance
- Housekeeping expenses
- Assistive devices (lumbar support, orthopedic supplies)
- Transportation costs associated with therapy
Please note that many insurance benefits are subject to maximums. As long as costs are reasonable and necessary, a majority of these expenses can be eligible to you if medically necessary.
Hours of Operation
* All services are rendered on an appointment basis. Please call or make an appointment