Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation

Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation

If you have been involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident and have experienced physical injury or trauma, our multi-disciplinary team of occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists can support you. We have experience working within Ontario’s system for automobile insurance benefits, the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), and are licensed by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) as service providers through Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI).

Your insurance company, legal team or rehabilitation management company may require assessments to understand the impact that your injuries have on your daily life. Our therapists understand the need for thorough assessment and provide a complete report outlining recommendations for assistance, assistive devices, and any therapy to help you on your road to recovery.

An Occupational Therapist can assess personal care, housekeeping, caregiving, work or school activity and leisure activities. They will address your physical, cognitive/perceptual and emotional status, and identify any barriers preventing your involvement in your normal day-to-day activities.

These assessments include:

  • Home safety
  • Home accessibility
  • Attendant Care Needs
  • Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Assessments
  • Situational Functional Assessments
  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Job analysis / Physical and cognitive demands analysis

From there, the therapist will develop goals and a treatment plan for working towards those goals.

A Speech-Language Pathologist can complete an assessment of speech, language and cognitive impairments that can be caused by physical or emotional injury. Trauma to the head can cause a change in normal brain function that results from a disruption of the blood circulation in the brain due to either a blockage or bleed. Brain injuries may cause permanent or temporary damage depending on what part of the brain has been affected. If the damage occurs on the left side of the brain, language is typically affected and can lead to aphasia. If the damage occurs on the right side of the brain, cognition and memory are typically affected. Changes in how the brain communicates with the parts of the body that work to create speech sounds, such as the lips, tongue and even the respiratory system, may result in motor speech disorders called dysarthria and apraxia.

Read about Motor Disorders including dysarthria and apraxia, Aphasia and Cognition and Memory.

For more information about rehabilitation services for either occupational therapy or speech-language pathology, contact our office.