WHAT IS ACTIVE REHAB?
Active Rehab is an exercise-based treatment program focused on addressing your physical injuries and dysfunctions. Active rehab helps with soft tissue sprains and strains and aims to correct body mechanics, improve strength, and restore mobility. The main difference between active rehab and other therapies is the “active” component of the treatment. In an active treatment, you perform physical activity or exercise. In traditionally passive treatments such as massage therapy, chiropractic treatments, and physiotherapy, you are receiving treatment and are usually not performing any physical activity. Active treatments are important for long-term physical function and work well in conjunction with various passive treatments.
At Kin Lab, we specialize in ICBC active rehab programs for individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents. Our goal is to encourage, educate, and empower you on your rehabilitative journey through exercise prescription, expert instruction, and effective treatment planning.
ENCOURAGE: we understand that physical injuries from motor vehicle accidents can be a serious impairment to your overall well-being. Our Kinesiologists are there with you every step of the way and we strive to work alongside you to provide you with the best care and service.
EDUCATE: we provide one-on-one sessions with our Kinesiologist who will perform a functional assessment and teach you a series of exercises in a structured and progressive manner. This ensures correct body mechanics and technique and proper muscle engagement. These exercises will help you return to your day-to-day activities and job demands. Evidence-base and results-driven care is what you can expect.
EMPOWER: we provide you with the tools necessary to continue your exercise program independently. You will be given an individually tailored online exercise program with video, images, and descriptions of your prescribed exercises. We firmly believe that physical exercise is important for your health and overall well-being.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident and have an open ICBC claim (claim number), you may be approved for an active rehab program. At Kin Lab, we do not charge any user-fees and provide direct billing, this means your program is fully-covered and you won’t have to pay out-of-pocket.
If you have an open ICBC claim, you are pre-approved for 12 active rehab sessions within the first 12 weeks of your accident.
If you have surpassed the 12-week end-date for pre-approvals, simply fill out our information on your contact page and we’ll request approval from your claims specialists (ICBC). You may need to follow up with your doctor for a referral to active rehab.
Once approved, our team will schedule an appointment with you at any of our 20 community centre locations in the lower mainland. This means less travel time, flexible hours, and convenient locations!
WHAT DOES THE ACTIVE REHAB PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?
During your first appointment, our Kinesiologist will perform a functional assessment that will identify any postural issues, mobility restrictions, and muscle imbalances. Our Kinesiologist will discuss the findings of your assessment and will formulate your treatment plan illustrating your path to recovery.
Sequence sessions will be conducted in the gym/weight room where our Kinesiologist will provide one-on-one exercise instruction and prescription. A customized exercise routine will be provided to you and considers your current abilities and limitations while focusing on helping you achieve your goals.