Active Rehabilitation

“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?

The Active Rehab program is designed to recover physical function after a traumatic injury such as a 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 injuries 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

  1.  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 an email and request this)

  2.  Provide your lawyer’s contact information if possible, ICBC adjuster’s contact information and claim number, and date of the accident.

  3.  If a clinician is referring, they are welcome and encouraged to contact the Kinesiologist directly for a history update and any further recommendations.

  4.  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
  • Patient Centered

    You receive personalized one-on-one movement assessment and training with a Registered Kinesiologist. Our Kinesiology team has spend years studying movement science and understands that it starts with understanding how you move and then progressively retraining your body to regain full functional movement.

  • Commitment to Recovery

    A critical component of Active Rehab is your commitment to recovery. It is imperative that you are willing to use the prescribed exercises and education as directed to enhance your speedy recovery. We will give you the personalized care you need while with us in addition to giving you the tools and education to be used after your treatments.

Locations Offering Active Rehabilitation

Active Rehabilitation Vancouver Downtown

1112 W Pender St #705
Vancouver, BC V6E 2S1

Active Rehabilitation North Surrey

13737 96th Ave #507
Surrey, BC V3V 0C6

Active Rehabilitation City Square Vancouver

555 West 12th Avenue
Suite 495 WEST TOWER
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3X7

Active Rehabilitation Surrey Memorial

13737 96th Ave Suite 507
Surrey, BC
V3V 0C6

Active Rehabilitation Burnaby Metrotown

4710 Kingsway
Suite 2148
Burnaby, BC V5H 4J5

Active Rehabilitation Coquitlam Centre

2950 Glen Dr
Suite 501
Coquitlam, BC V3B 0J1

“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”


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