How physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic care can make a difference

So, you’ve had an unexpected run-in on Edmonton’s winter roads – a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) has thrown a little chaos into your plans. The winter roads of Edmonton can be particularly unpredictable, making the likelihood of a fender bender common. Accidents are, unfortunately, a part of life. But what truly matters is what happens in the aftermath.

At Optimize, we understand that your health is the most significant concern after a motor vehicle accident. Numerous studies show the importance of receiving prompt and appropriate care after an MVA, not only to address immediate concerns but also to prevent the onset of chronic pain and expedite the overall recovery process.

Our dedicated team, comprising experienced professionals including Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, and Chiropractors, is committed to guiding you through every phase of your recovery. We recognize that every accident is different, and that’s why we start with a thorough assessment to develop a treatment plan tailored specifically to your injury.

More on that later, but let’s start with some common Motor Vehicle Accident injuries. 

While every situation is unique, these three injuries are among the most common that we see after an MVA. All of these injuries can be effectively addressed through physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic care.

Common Injuries

Whiplash is a common injury resulting from sudden forceful movements, most often in rear-end accidents. It involves damage to the neck’s muscles, tendons, and soft tissues. Whiplash can lead to a range of symptoms, including neck pain, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and restricted neck motion. There are many other symptoms of whiplash, some of which can go undetected, which is why we do a thorough exam when you come to the clinic. Early intervention and treatment for whiplash are essential, and our multidisciplinary approach ensures comprehensive and timely treatment.

Trauma to the legs, knees, and ankles is another painful consequence of MVAs. These lower body injuries are common in head-on collisions and can be complex. Physiotherapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic care for these types of injuries play pivotal roles in reducing pain and restoring range of motion to pre-accident levels. We understand the diverse challenges posed by lower limb injuries and want to do all we can to get you back on the dancefloor, ice rink, or fighting ring.

Low back pain is a frequent complaint arising from the impact of an MVA on the spine, causing stress on muscles and ligaments, especially in the lower back. Our collaborative approach aims to alleviate muscle spasms and reduce tension in the affected area, facilitating a smoother recovery process. 

Even though these injuries are common after a Motor Vehicle Accident, every situation is different. This means that a thoughtful care plan needs to be established to get you back on track. 

That’s where Team Optimize comes in. 

Our Commitment to Your Recovery 

We know that dealing with the aftermath of an MVA can be an emotionally and physically taxing experience. We’ve been through it ourselves and have treated many patients’ injuries over the years. Because of that, we are here to make your recovery a little more manageable for you. 

Choosing where you receive treatment for your post-MVA is a significant decision. Your insurance company might provide options, but ultimately, the choice is yours. You can choose the clinic and the health professionals to get you back to feeling a little more like yourself. At Optimize, we not only provide effective recovery solutions but also ensure convenience. 

Your Recovery Experience

Our commitment begins the moment you walk through the doors of the clinic. We strive to make your recovery as smooth as possible. We offer ongoing support and guidance with a personalized approach to your unique situation.

Navigating the paperwork and processes of insurance claims after an MVA can be daunting. We help to take that burden off your shoulders. Our team is well-versed in dealing with insurance companies and the paperwork that comes with an MVA. 

We can manage the mountains of paperwork associated with your claim so that you don’t have to. Also, we offer direct billing services to streamline the financial aspect of your recovery. This allows you to focus solely on your healing and recovery.

Government Protocols and Extended Health Benefits

There are many nuances of government protocols and extended health benefits, and we work to simplify this process for you. After your initial assessment, if your treatment plan falls within government protocols, that’s excellent. If not, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We work closely with your extended health benefits or insurance provider to ensure you receive the care you need without unnecessary complications.

Did you know that, after a Motor Vehicle Accident, you are able to choose where to get treatment for your injury? Your insurance company may present you with recommendations for your treatment. Still, the ultimate decision of who assists you with your recovery lies with you. 

More Than Just Recovery

At Optimize, we want you to feel empowered to make informed decisions about your recovery. We provide you with the necessary information and support to choose the best path for your preferences and needs.

The aftermath of a Motor Vehicle Accident is challenging and stressful, but you don’t have to face it alone. When you choose Team Optimize as your partner in recovery, we’re here for you every step of the way, from immediately after the accident to the final stages of your recovery that get you back to doing all the things you love. 

Your well-being is our priority, and we are dedicated to providing the comprehensive care you need to regain control of your health after your MVA.

Accidents happen. We’re here to help.

Have a question or need an appointment? Call us at 780-455-5068 or book your appointment online.