Kinesiologists

Specializing in Car Accident Recovery

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Treatments with our Kinesiologists are 100% Funded By ICBC, No User Fees

Our Kinesiologists help people recover from injuries sustained in motor vehicle or pedestrian accidents.

Why work with one of our Kinesiologists?

  • Convenient – exercise in a community centre close to home (in Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Surrey or Langley)
  • Flexible appointment times
  • Individualized programs tailored to your needs
  • Guidance, motivation, support and accountability
  • No cost to you if you have an ICBC claim

We Invoice ICBC Directly for Treatment With Our Kinesiologists:

Prior to starting treatment with one of our Kinesiologists, we make arrangements with ICBC to bill them directly for your program. There are no out of pocket charges such as user fees. ICBC pays for the weight room facility fees. We also accept private paying clients.

What to expect from your Kinesiologist:

Our Kinesiologists will be there for you every step of the way!

Our Kinesiologists are members of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists and the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance. Our experienced Kinesiologists specialize in motor vehicle accident injury recovery. We are known in the Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam area for our excellent customer service and customized ICBC active rehab programs.

Our Kinesiologists will help you:

  • Reduce your pain
  • Increase your mobility
  • Increase your strength and function
  • Return to work and leisure activities

Before treatment:

We coordinate funding through ICBC on your behalf. We will need a copy of your doctors referral and your claim number. Your Kinesiologist will conduct an initial assessment at the start of your program.

Initial Kinesiology assessment consists of:

  • Thorough review of your medical history
  • Review of your injuries and symptoms
  • Review of your job duties and physical job demands
  • Range of motion testing

During rehabilitation:

  • One-hour one-on-one exercise therapy sessions
  • Weight room drop in fees are funded by ICBC
  • Your exercise program is progressed as you move further along in your rehabilitation

After rehabilitation:

  • You will be able to carry on with your custom rehab exercise program after treatment is complete
  • Transition back to work is made easier due to implementation of exercises focusing on physical demands of your specific job

What is a Kinesiologist?

Kinesiologists are exercise therapists that have Kinesiology degrees from a university. Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Kinesiologists have studied:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • exercise science
  • sports injuries
  • biomechanics
  • ergonomics
  • disability management
  • health/wellness
  • fitness

More about Kinesiologists:

Kinesiologists can specialize in athletic performance, workplace ergonomics, research or exercise rehabilitation. Their approach is evidence-based. Doctors, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists and Massage Therapists refer their patients to Kinesiologists to help with their exercise program or to help with workplace ergonomics. Kinesiologists can perform fitness testing, body fat testing, job demands analysis, functional capacity evaluations and worksite visits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to be fit to participate in sessions with a Kinesiologist?

Your rehabilitation program is customized based on your injuries and your physical ability. We help people who haven’t exercised in years as well as helping athletes (and everyone in between).

How soon after a motor vehicle accident, can I start treatment with a Kinesiologist?

It is a good idea to have a conversation with your doctor about when it is appropriate you for to start active rehabilitation. This is dependent on your injuries. It’s not uncommon for someone to start six to eight weeks after their accident. The earlier you start an active component of your rehabilitation, the quicker you will recover.

How often should I attend?

Typically, we recommend you attend sessions with a Kinesiologist two to three days per week. You will also be given homework exercises to be done to accelerate your recovery.

How long is a typical program?

The length of your program depends on the severity of your injuries. It is typical for a program to be 4 to 8 weeks in length. Individuals with severe injuries may need to participate in a longer program.

Do I need to stop my other therapies during my Kinesiology program?

You can continue to attend massage therapy or chiropractic treatment while you are participating in an exercise rehab program.

What happens during a typical session with a Kinesiolgist?

Typically your Kinesiologist would have you start with an easy five minute warm up walking on the treadmill or riding the stationary bicycle. Following your warm up, the Kinesiologist would have you perform gentle strength and stability exercises that are customized for your injuries. The last ten minutes of the session is spend performing injury specific stretches.

What happens if I need more treatment than what ICBC has agreed to fund?

We can request that ICBC fund additional treatment for you. It may be necessary for you to get a second doctor’s referral in order for ICBC to fund additional sessions.

 

Testimonial:

“In February 2017, I was involved in a car accident. I was rear-ended and my car was totalled. I suffered soft tissue damage to my neck, wrists, shoulders, lower back and left knee. After the accident, I was in pain and had frequent headaches. I could not sit for long, simple tasks like getting in or out of my car were painful; other activities like running, playing soccer, basketball were also painful. During my active rehabilitation sessions with Stefanie Baumann from Nova Active Rehab, I learned very useful techniques to safely be physically active again, to strengthen my core and reduce my pain. I am very pleased with Nova Active Rehab and Stefanie. They are thorough and knowledgeable. I would recommend their services anytime”.

Resources:

Read our recover FASTER blog for information on how to recover from a car accident quickly.

Call our Kinesiologists today at 604 783 8300 and get pain relief from your car accident injuries. Find out how our Kinesiologists can help you.

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