The year is almost over, but there is still time to make use of your standard or extended health benefits. Whether you are covered under WSIB, have motor vehicle accident (MVA) coverage, or general physiotherapy coverage, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t schedule a physiotherapy session to either relax or get treatment for a long-standing injury so that you begin the new year as healthy as can be. Here are some of the amazing physiotherapy treatments you could enjoy before 2019.
Before you start booking your appointments, you’ll need to know what you are covered for under your benefits plan. Find out if you are covered for paramedical services such as massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, etc. These services can be used to prevent injuries and treat them or to simply improve your overall wellness.
You should also find out how much coverage you have as each health plan is unique. Find out how much you are covered for under each type of profession, so you can enjoy your wellness appointments without paying too much out of pocket.
Does your plan cover your spouse and children? Do you have additional coverage through your spouse’s plan? Finding out this information can help you extend your benefits to your close relatives or get twice as many services because of your spouse’s coverage.
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is responsible for covering work-related injuries and conditions that are most often treated by physiotherapists. These claims can range from sprains, back injuries caused by lifting and carrying, falls, and even more serious injuries. With health benefits, you can seek treatments to control pain and inflammation, rehabilitate the injury site to improve range of
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, auto insurance coverage can help you get physiotherapy treatments to deal with whiplash and other injuries. Depending on your plan, you may have a maximum dollar amount for coverage or a specified number of visits.
The good news about living in Canada is that you get to enjoy the benefits of having your basic medical needs taken care of by the government. However, the government does not cover all our needs. If you suffer from an injury or develop a chronic condition that causes you pain and lack of mobility, extended health benefits are necessary. These plans offer a variety of benefits such as dental care, eyeglasses, massage therapy, and physiotherapy.
Whether you’ve had the misfortune of getting injured at the end of the year, or simply want to book some wellness appointments before the year’s coverage is over, you can enjoy massages, chiropractic appointments, acupuncture, and more at a clinic near you.
At MedRehab Group, we will work with you to treat your chronic pain and health
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