An inherent risk of driving on our busy roads is the possibility of having an accident. Although they happen daily , the majority of people do not end up with injuries that require treatment, However, if there are aches and pains that do not resolve or do not improve within a week or so it may be time to seek a care plan from a rehabilitation professional.
There have now been several recent landmark changes to ICBC's health coverage for those injured in a motor vehicle accident no matter who is at fault. From April 1st 2019 there is treatment coverage that is pre approved for all of the following services for 12 weeks post accident:
- Registered Massage Therapy
- Counselling and Kinesiology.
All of these services are offered at Paceyourself Wellness Center. Importantly there is no longer a user fee to access theses allied health professionals, meaning that there is absolutely no cost to those injured in the accident.
You do not need a referral for these services, you can access them directly at Paceyourself. What this means is that it will take you less time to be seen by a health care practitioner. Once you book with your practitioner of choice you can be expected to be provided with education, advise and movement strategies to get your injury on the path to recovery. Many of these injuries have a 2 to 3 month recovery time line, so patience, perseverance and a bit of work is to be expected. Nonetheless, its now easier than ever to access the services you need to reach your goals.