What does a kinesiologist do?
At Elevate our Kinesiologists are highly educated, health care professionals who are experts in body movement. A Kinesiologist uses the latest research to develop programs for people, helping them get and stay fit, and perform at their optimum level.
Kinesiologists believe in empowering people to look after their own health. They focus on prevention and well-being, increasing worker productivity and reducing time lost to injuries and accidents, helping you get back to work and back to health faster.
How can our kinesiologist help you?
Have you been struggling to get back to work or the recreational activities you enjoy? We have the expertise to safely help you manage pain while regaining the strength and confidence to move with ease. Your active rehabilitation program is conducted by practicing Kinesiologists who are recognized with extended health benefit providers including ICBC.
Returning to work after injury or illness
Our occupational rehabilitation programs require a referral from a Rehabilitation Manager or Disability Case Manager. We get referrals from health benefit providers including Sun Life Financial, Manulife and Great West Life who seek our assistance to help their clients on long term disability return to work when previous graduated return to work plans have failed. These clients often need personal attention.
Clients return to work successfully because our focus is to deliver individualized services which make the worker more durable and more confident prior to returning to work. Our approach is to continuously educate clients about their condition as well as how to manage it during the graduated return to work (GRTW) program, during recreation and during activities of daily living (ADL’s).
Sessions are designed around their current health conditions and include general fitness as well as their job’s demands. We also offer all our clients with nutritional consulting and personal training programs to help improve their overall lifestyle and well-being.
Recently been in a car accident?
We understand that after injury people need guidance to help improve their strength and mobility. During an active rehabilitation program, your kinesiologist with first complete a detailed assessment and then select exercises appropriate to your condition and abilities help you return to work, recreation or activities of daily living and continue to lead an independent and active life.
Our experience working with Active Rehab and ICBC
Navigating the claims process while healing can be difficult and confusing. The goal of our active rehabilitation programs are to make sure that you are able to focus on getting stronger and moving with less pain. We want you to focus on your recovery. Think of us as one of your advocates. We support you by communicating with your doctor, lawyer, claims adjuster and other healthcare professionals involved in your care.
How to Pay for Active Rehab
With a Doctor’s referral we can get partial funding and direct bill from ICBC. There is an additional client fee of $35 + taxes, payable at the time of each appointment which is often reimbursed as part of your settlement.
When can I start my rehabilitation?
Get started today without an referral by paying privately before your active rehabilitation is approved by ICBC. Keep your receipts and forward them to ICBC.
What is Active Rehabilitation?
During our active rehabilitation programs, Kinesiologists work with other allied health care professionals to create a program of exercise to strengthen weak muscles and rebalance your body. Our philosophy is that your body is a linked, interconnected and reactive system which you can have positive influence on.
For example, a rotator cuff injury could be a result of something going on in the neck or instability in the shoulder joint or a chronic knee problem could be due to instability in the hips or ankle.
How to get started with Active Rehabilitation
Under our supervision, you will be taught how to complete each exercise in a proper and progressive manner to maximize your recovery and prevent re-injury. We also have a number of health care professionals to refer you to when we feel that you need further treatment outside of our abilities.
A complete history is taken during your initial assessment. This includes past injuries and surgeries which affect the way you move today. We then complete some video analysis and other manual tests. Our goal is to determine the root of your injury instead of treating the symptom.