WHAT IS ACTIVE REHAB?
Active rehabilitation refers to a specific exercise program that focuses on addressing injury. This service is provided by kinesiologists. A kinesiologist is an expert in kinesiology, which is the study of human movement. We create customized exercise rehabilitation programs based on our patients’ specific injuries and unique requirements for successful recovery. It is essential to engage in active rehabilitation in order to fully recover from soft tissue injuries such as a back or neck injury.
ONLINE TELEHEALTH SESSIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
If you’re unable to travel to get help, virtual active rehab sessions can be scheduled instead. You will receive the same great care and stay on course with your rehab program as you would in person.
Virtual session fees are covered 100% by ICBC as well.
View more details about our service, or contact our clinic directly if you have any questions.
WE ARE EXPERTS IN ACTIVE REHAB
Kinesiologists are exercise therapists that provide active rehabilitation. Kinesiologists have undergraduate degrees and have studied exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, and exercise prescription.
ACTIVE REHAB FAQ
Are active rehab and physiotherapy the same?
● Active rehab sessions consist of an hour of gentle injury specific exercises.
● Physiotherapy treatment includes manual therapy (or hands-on therapy) while active rehab treatment does not.
We have many patients who have been to physical therapy and have moved on to doing active rehab. It’s normal and perfectly acceptable to request this shift in treatment mid-case. Talk to your kinesiologist if you’d like to begin active rehabilitation to either replace or complement your physical therapy treatments.
How do I get started?
What if I was injured in a car accident?
ICBC will pre-approve 12 active rehabilitation sessions for those who have been in an accident after April 1, 2019, provided that no more than 12 weeks have elapsed since your accident. If more than 12 weeks have passed since your accident, Nova Active Rehab will contact ICBC on your behalf to request funding for your program.
I was in a car accident over a year ago, should I still consider active rehab?
What happens during the first appointment?
Exercises will start in the next session.
How long are sessions?
Is active rehabilitation covered by insurance or extended benefits?
What are the benefits?
What Our Patients are Saying
Nova Active Rehab was a vital part of my rehabilitation from a recent car accident. Prior to this I was undergoing treatment but not achieving the results needed to get back to where I was before the accident. I thank Thomas and Nova Active Rehab for the detailed program tailored to my needs to get results.
I have finished my rehab program with Thomas. Looking back on my progress, I really want to thank the Nova staff and Thomas for their help and support. Rehab is not easy. Thomas has been very professional and detail oriented in figuring out my muscle weaknesses and finding ways to improve them.
I really want to let you know how wonderful working with Matthew was. I am stronger than when I first came to work with him, but more so, he taught me stretches and movements to continue my healing beyond active rehab. Most importantly, Matthew was very personable, took the time to listen to me to ensure I was getting the best out of my exercises, and was always so encouraging. I want you to know Matthew is an amazing therapist, and I miss seeing him every week!