Motor Vehicle Accident Education

After being involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), you should:

  • Notify your insurance company about your accident.
  • See a physician if you have not already done so.
  • Complete an OCF-1 form to apply for accident benefits. You have 30 days to complete this form.
  • Contact Apollo Physical Therapy Centres clinic immediately following your accident to receive an assessment by a physiotherapist or chiropractor. This prevents delay in recovery, which can worsen your symptoms.

After being involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), you should:

  • Bring your OCF-1 form.
  • If your insurance package included a request to complete a disability certificate (OCF-3 form), bring the OCF-3 form to your appointment and a therapist will thoroughly review and complete it with you.
  • If you have extended health benefits, bring in a copy of your submission form.
  • The physiotherapist will submit a recommended treatment plan to your insurance company for approval. By law, the insurance company has 10 business days to respond. We will contact you once their response is received.

After being involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), you should:

  • Low back strain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Headaches
  • Dashboard-related injuries (i.e. knee)
  • Seatbelt-related injuries (i.e. ribs and shoulder)
  • Whiplash

Apollo Physical Therapy Centres understands both client needs and how to effectively navigate through the insurance process. 

What I do around here:

I prescribe, progress, and regress exercise programs as well as teach correct movement techniques to help others recover, stay mobile, and injury free. I also apply treatment modalities such as thermotherapy, cryotherapy, TENS, STIM, IFC, ultrasound, and taping.

I became an Exercise Specialist because:

I am passionate about interacting and learning from others, and love being able to see people reach their full potential and live with good quality of life through exercise and physical activity!

My personal philosophy is:

Get to know the person, not just the patient.

What I do for fun:

I enjoy activities that allow me to spend time with my wife and two daughters.  Riding on the bike trails of Ottawa, playing golf, hockey and soccer are just a few of the things that keep me active.  As well, spending a few days at the gym working on strength and aerobic conditioning allow me to stay fit and keep pace with my active children.  With very little down time, I occasionally like to spend a quiet night at home watching a movie or playing the Wii.

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