Motor vehicle accidents can lead to a range of physical injuries, psychological trauma, and financial burdens. Seeking prompt and specialized medical attention is crucial for a swift and thorough recovery. Motor vehicle accident clinics specialize in treating injuries resulting from car accidents, providing a coordinated approach to care that addresses both physical and emotional healing.
Getting Better After a Car Crash: How We Can Help You Heal
A car accident can leave you hurting, both physically and emotionally. But here’s some good news – at 16th Ave Chiropractic and Physiotherapy, we’ve been helping people like you for over 30 years. Our job is to guide you through the process of recovering from a car accident, making things as easy as possible.
Finding the Right Path to Healing:
Car accidents can cause different kinds of injuries, like neck pain or muscle issues. Physiotherapy and chiropractic care are like the superheroes in your recovery story. Our team knows how to treat these injuries, creating plans that fit your needs.
Taking Care of the Paperwork:
After a car accident, there’s usually a bunch of paperwork and dealing with insurance. We get it – it’s stressful. But at our clinic, we take care of all that paperwork stuff. We work with your insurance company so you don’t have to worry about it. Your job is to focus on feeling better.
Getting Back to Normal:
Our main goal is to help you get back to how you were before the accident. Physiotherapy helps you move better, get stronger, and do your everyday activities. Chiropractic care focuses on making sure your spine is aligned correctly, reducing pain, and helping your body heal naturally. Together, they make sure you’re on the right track to feeling like yourself again.
How We Help You Heal:
Physiotherapy uses exercises and hands-on techniques to fix injured parts and make your whole body work better. Chiropractic care, with its gentle adjustments, helps your spine and nervous system work well. It’s like a teamwork approach to speed up your recovery.
Taking the First Step:
Starting your recovery journey is easy – just give us a call at 905-709-7147. Our friendly team is here to help. We know that dealing with injuries from a car accident can be tough, and we’re here to make it as simple and effective as possible.
We’re Here for You:
At 16th Ave Chiropractic and Physiotherapy, we’re not just healthcare providers; we’re here to help you get better. Our experience over the years shows that people trust us to guide them through their recovery. Let us be your partners in healing after a car accident because your well-being is what matters most to us.
Ongoing Support for Sustained Well-being
Recovery from a motor vehicle accident is not just about initial treatment; it’s about long-term health and well-being. These clinics offer continuous follow-up care, adapting treatment plans as patients progress. They also provide education on injury prevention and lifestyle changes to prevent future complications.
1455 16th Avenue, Unit 10
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3G6
Frequently Asked Questions
What is going to happen at my first appointment?
- When you arrive you will meet our staff at the front of the office. They will give you a short form to fill out with your past medical history.
- Meet your Doctor/Therapist - He/She will ask you questions about your current health, your spine, muscles, joints, or related nervous system issues. If you have any reports, i.e. X-Rays, Ultrasound or MRI, bring them with you.
- Testing - Next your chiropractor/physiotherapist may perform some tests.
- Treatment - Finally, your doctor/therapist will give you a full report of the findings and a detailed treatment plan designed just for you. After this, you will have your very first treatment. You should expect all of this to take about one hour.
How long will my next appointments take?
Everyone has a different treatment time based upon the injury and the kind of treatment that is needed. On average we recommend that you allow for 20-30 minutes from the time you enter the office.
How many treatments do I need?
At the end of your first appointment your doctor/therapist will give you a written copy of your treatment plan that will include the number of treatments that he/she feels is required for you to recover and achieve your personal goals.
Is physiotherapy covered by OHIP?
There are some clinics that have publicly funded OHIP physiotherapy. Our services are not covered by OHIP. We are a private clinic and we provide hands-on treatment directly by a registered physiotherapist. In most cases we can help you by billing insurance companies directly for you.
I have private health insurance – can you bill them directly for physiotherapy/chiropractic?
If you have coverage for physiotherapy or chiropractic – just check with your agent to find out if you need a doctor’s prescription before you start your treatments. In MANY cases it's not necessary and you can make your appointment directly to see one of us. Bring all your insurance information with you to your first appointment. We will find out if we can bill directly so you don’t have to pay out of pocket. If we cannot then we will give you a paid receipt that you can send to your insurance company and they will pay you back.
Where are you located?
We are at the corner of Leslie and 16th avenue in the heart of north Richmond Hill. We are five minutes west of 404 and 16th avenue. We have free street level parking. The clinic is also located on the ground floor of a plaza that faces 16th avenue.
What should i wear for my appointments?
You should wear comfortable clothing so that you can expose the area of your injury. You also have the option to wear a hospital gown that will be provided to you. In the winter you can bring indoor shoes so you can leave your wet books in the waiting room area.
Do I need a doctor's referral?
Every insurance plan is different. Some of them do require that you have a doctor’s note for you to use your benefits. Some do not require a note. We suggest that you call your insurance company BEFORE your first appointment.
Who should see a chiropractor?
If you're suffering from poor posture, frequent headaches, muscle and joint pains, and limited limb mobility, seeking chiropractic care is in the best interests of your long-term health and wellness. If you are an athlete you may need care after an acute injury or after repeated training and repetitive movements that affect ligaments/joints/muscles. If you have a chronic or long term illness like arthritis you can benefit from chiropractic care. If you are pregnant, your chiropractor has safe treatments that can help you with pain as you carry your baby. If you have been injured at work you can have chiropractic care to get you back on your feet. If you are a school child with postural issues or scoliosis - you can get help from your chiropractor.
If you have a disc herniations or spinal stenosis or sciatica - you can be treated. Musculoskeletal conditions come in all shapes and sizes and chiropractors are here to help.
When to see a chiropractor?
Ever wonder when to visit a chiropractor? All day long we move our bodies in all directions and make use of our muscles and joints. These normal daily activities may result in headaches, migraines, back, neck or joint pain. You may also have this type of pain due to an injury, accident, illness or long-term condition.
You may decide to take anti-inflammatory medications that may temporarily help your symptoms but may not address the underlying cause. A chiropractor will use their expertise knowledge and orthopedic testing to assess the root cause of your symptoms. He/She will then treat these issues without medication or surgery.
Who Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment supporting the body’s musculoskeletal system and associated neurological function, primarily by providing comprehensive, evidence-informed manual therapy. Chiropractic care is primarily a hands-on, non-invasive and drugless practice that is safe and effective for the management of musculoskeletal conditions – from small children to elderly adults to pregnant women to Olympic athletes. Musculoskeletal conditions can range in severity from minor sprains and strains to back and neck pain to disc herniations and spinal stenosis. As mentioned, musculoskeletal conditions can be mild or severe but they can also be acute or chronic, common or rare, and localized to one body region or widespread. Musculoskeletal conditions come in all shapes and sizes and chiropractors are here to help.