We understand and are experienced working within Ontario’s motor vehicle accident benefits insurance system.
We provide assessment and treatment services at all stages of recovery from motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents.
Referrals are accepted from clients, doctors, medical and rehabilitation specialists, lawyers, and insurance representatives. We can complete the necessary claims forms for assessment and treatment plans and disability certificates.
Our experience involves handling complex files where individuals are facing physical, cognitive, and psychosocial challenges in their lives as a result of their impairment and/or disability, including concussion and traumatic brain injuries, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries, spinal cord injury, amputation, chronic pain, and mental illness.
In addition to assessing and working to improve the individual’s function at various stages of their recovery, we also provide services in home modification and accessibility, ergonomics, and return to work issues.
Insurance companies often require assessments to understand the impact that injuries have on your daily life following a motor vehicle accident. Our occupational therapists understand the need for thorough assessment, and provide a complete report outlining recommendations for assistance, assistive devices, and therapy to help your recovery.
The normal life activities that the occupational therapist can assess include personal care, housekeeping, caregiving, work /school activity and leisure. The occupational therapist will address the individual’s physical, cognitive/perceptual and emotional status, and determine barriers preventing participation in normal life activities.
Standardized assessments as well as interview and observation take place. The assessments can occur in the home, the community, or in our clinic setting.
- Home Safety
- Home Accessibility
- Attendant Care Needs
- Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Assessments
- Situational Assessments
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Vocational Assessment
- Ergonomic Assessments
- Cognitive Assessments
- Job Analysis / Physical and Cognitive Demands Analysis
Assessments are often completed at the outset of occupational therapy involvement for treatment planning purposes. Assessments can also be administered as a mid-therapy and end of treatment evaluation to measure progress, or for a status report prepared for legal or insurance purposes.
Treatment can be provided in the home, community, workplace, and in our clinics located in Ottawa, Kingston and Pembroke. Following an initial assessment, functional goals are set, and the occupational therapist works with the client through the stages of recovery. The occupational therapist is often part of a multidisciplinary team, communicating with physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists, and other professionals involved to ensure a cohesive approach to rehabilitation.
Case management services are also available and typically accessed by individuals who have sustained catastrophic injuries. The case manager’s role is to coordinate all necessary services for individuals to facilitate optimal recovery. The case manager works closely with individuals and their families to communicate the individual’s needs and progress among medical and rehabilitation professionals.