South Edmonton's Choice for Whiplash Therapy
The most common injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident (car 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.
Motor Vehicle Accident Rehab in Edmonton
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 guide you through the recovery process from a WAD injury so you feel empowered to move, perform and live better. Physiotherapy is just one part of the rehabilitation process for whiplash-associated disorders – our experts will ensure you have a clear understanding of your injury and what steps you can take to mitigate pain and stress in the future.
Were you injured in a motor vehicle accident in Edmonton?
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Our Whiplash Injury FAQ
Do I need to go to the clinic my insurance company recommended?
The simple answer is "no" – Alberta’s Auto Insurance Regulations state that you are free to choose your care provider.
In fact, we are proud not to be the preferred provider of any insurance company, to ensure there is never any conflict of interest. We are here for you.
How do I begin setting up appointments to start rehabilitation?
You can easily contact us at either of our Edmonton locations (Westbrook or Summerside) and our clinic staff will work with you to find a day and time that works with your schedule. We understand that you want to address your motor vehicle accident injury quickly, so we provide hours as early as 6am and as late as 8pm, depending on the day.
What is the process for therapy and rehabilitation?
Every case is unique. Edmonton sees many cases of WAD injuries from motor vehicle accidents each year, and our expert staff know how to build a custom rehabilitation and recovery program tailor made for you. It begins with a thorough assessment of your injury and unique circumstances, followed by a clear plan of therapy, exercise, and best practices intended to get you back to living life.
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