Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) protocol and Massage
- If you got whiplash or an injury from a recent car accident, get in touch with your car insurance company and get an adjustor assigned to your case.
- Visit a primary health practitioner (physiotherapist, doctor, or chiropractor) within the first week of the accident for an assessment. If the injuries aren't life-threatening, the suggestion is to wait 24-48 hours first for truer symptoms to appear as you might feel perfectly fine the day of the accident.
- Fill out an AB-1 form (PDF is below) and send it to your adjustor within 10 business days of the accident in order to start the injury claim. Your primary health practitioner can help you fill it out if needed.
- If your completed injury assessment concludes that you are in need of massage therapy and treatments get approved by your insurance, The Walnut Tree is happy to work with your car insurance company to get you onto a path towards successful healing.
Ultimately, it is your choice to decide which treatments you wish to receive once approved. Massage therapy works very well in conjunction with physiotherapy and chiropractic care. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding MVAs.