“Active Rehab is a specialized movement program designed to help improve or recover physical function after traumatic injury, surgery, or health crisis”
Active Rehabilitation – What is it?
Active Rehab program is designed to recover physical function after a traumatic injury such as an motor vehicle accident, sports injury, or work related accident. This can be a direct referral from ICBC, WSBC, lawyers or therapists. This program is run solely by a Registered Kinesiologist but does not mean a patient won’t be using other services in conjunction.
Active Rehab program involves a detailed assessment with a job demands analysis and includes a written report. Based on recommendations by treating therapists in addition to assessment findings, a comprehensive exercise program is designed and a plan is put in place for the patient. This program may eventually include a gradual return to work (GRTW) plan and can be implemented while in the Active Rehab program.
The ultimate goal of Active Rehab is to get you back to full movement function in the shortest period of time possible while supporting the patient in building an exercise routine which they can incorporate into their lifestyle even after they have graduated from the program.
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Active Rehab – Why Participate?
There are multiple reasons to participate in Active Rehabilitation, but the most important one is regaining a normal healthy active lifestyle. Traumatic injurie such as an automobile accident, sports injury, or work related accident can have a devastating physical, financial, and emotional impact on your life.
Participation in an Active Rehab program is critical to help speed your recovery and get you back to active living. Research shows that early movement helps reduce pain, improves mood, and helps reduce recovery time.
This is why ICBC and WorkSafeBC support Active Rehab treatment interventions with a qualified health professional.
Active Rehab – What you need to get started
A doctor’s referral (an Active Rehab proposal letter can be provided by a Kinesiologist to take to your doctor if needed, click here to send and email and request this)
Provide your lawyer’s contact information if possible, ICBC adjuster’s contact information and claim number, and date of accident.
If a clinician is referring, they are welcome and encouraged to contact the Kinesiologist directly for a history update and any further recommendations.
2. Book a 60 minute Initial Active Rehab Assessment with a Kinesiologist. Based on recommendations by treating therapists in addition to assessment findings, a comprehensive exercise program is designed and a plan is put in place for you
“We know how important quality of life, sport and being active is and therefore make it our mission to provide you with the best relief, recovery and performance experience possible at painPRO”
The health care profession of Registered Massage Therapy is far more advanced than typical body work or relaxation massage. There is a misconception that Massage Therapy is purely a feel good stress relief treatment. Although there are Registered Massage Therapy professionals who work with stress related issues this represents a small percentage of treatments.
The ultimate goal of Massage Therapy is to improve soft tissue and joint health through the manual manipulation of soft tissue, connective tissue, muscles, ligaments, and tendons coupled with therapeutic exercise. There are numerous evidence informed techniques employed with the ultimate goal of reducing pain, speeding up injury recovery, and improving movement performance.
There is a significant and growing field of Registered Massage Therapy that is focused on pain relief, injury recovery, and movement performance. This is the aspect of the industry that painPRO is best known for.