Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)

Motor Vehicle Accident TreatmentThe most common injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident is “whiplash”. Collectively, whiplash-associated disorders (WADs) refer to soft tissue and/or bone injuries sustained as a result of rapid acceleration and deceleration forces to the neck. Other areas of the body can (and routinely are) affected by a WAD injury. Symptoms of a WAD injury often include generalized stiffness and soreness as well as headaches. In Alberta, regardless of who is at fault for the accident, or if you were the driver or passenger, you are entitled to care for the injuries you sustained.

At REP Physio, we follow best practice guidelines for the management of WAD injuries. This typically includes education about expectations for recovery, therapeutic exercise to restore range of motion and strength as well as manual therapy. An active care approach that encourages a return to pre-accident level work and recreational activities as soon as safely possible is recommended for all individuals that have sustained a WAD injury. The use of a soft neck collar, as well as passive approaches to care are generally not recommended to aid in a timely recovery.

Our experienced therapists will happily guide you through the recovery process from a WAD injury so you feel empowered to move, perform and live better.


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#104, 1103 95th St SW, Edmonton, AB


(Aspen Gardens/Blue Quill/Westbrook neighbourhoods)


23 Fairway Dr. NW, Edmonton, AB

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