WorkSafeBC Physiotherapy Treatment
Injuries at the workplace are more prevalent, and you can have an injury to any part of your muscles, joints sustained after a repetitive trauma or after a sudden work related injury. With our WorkSafeBC physiotherapy treatment program experienced physiotherapist will assess your injury and recommend the best rehabilitation program when you have a work injury.
At Opal Physiotherapy and Health clinic, we directly bill WorkSafeBC (WSBC) as long as you have a claim number available. WorkSafeBC is a provincial agency helping promote safe and healthy workplaces across B.C; and it mandates compensation and insurance for workers.
All occupational claims are reported to make physiotherapy services available free of charge. A physiotherapist will provide an assessment and ensure the best possible treatment for your recovery. If your workplace injury is not severe, your physiotherapist may recommend a conservative treatment like Pain Management, Functional Recovery with exercise Therapy.
If you have a significant to severe workplace injury, you should first contact your physician or go to the hospital or Emergency directly for appropriate care.
Physiotherapy treatment process for a WorkSafeBC related Claim after a work injury:
To get the physiotherapy treatment;
- 1. Report the injury to your employer and enquire on how to start the process
- 2. Report your injury to WorkSafeBC
- 3. Get a claim number
- 4. Book an appointment at a physiotherapy clinic that accepts work-related injury claims
- 5. See your physiotherapist for assessment and treatment
WorksafeBC Physiotherapy (WSBC)
When someone is ill or injured on the job, WorkSafeBC can help them get the care and rehab they need. It includes working with a physiotherapist for an evaluation and treatment plan. The different services offered include standard treatments, post-surgical treatment, Post neurological injury treatment, vestibular rehabilitation treatment, pelvic trauma/injury, concussion etc.
Opal Physiotherapy clinic is registered and is part of the WorkSafeBC (WSBC) Provider Network, and we provide services to clients with musculoskeletal injuries. We offer physiotherapy services to injured workers in the langley area, Fraser Valley regions, and surrounding regions.
Rehabilitation to injured workers is offered free of charge to clients on accepted claims. A physiotherapist will assess your functional abilities, including tests to identify any issues or obstacles to returning to work and help with your recovery and safe early return to work.
Where Should I Contact WorkSafeBC if I need to Obtain My Claim Number?
Claims Call Centre
To answer your questions about the claims process and your claim status.
Phone: 604.231.8888 (Lower Mainland)
Toll-free: 1.888.967.5377 (Canada)
Fax: 604.233.9777 (Lower Mainland)
Toll-free: 1.888.922.8807 (Canada)
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If You have missed work, contact the Toll-Free Number mentioned above for Information. visit the WorkSafeBC Portal at https://www.worksafebc.com/en or https://www.worksafebc.com/en/contact-us/departments-and-services/claims
Does WorkSafeBC cover my physiotherapy treatments?
WorkSafeBC physiotherapy billing
You will be given a claim number if you have reported your injury to your employer and WorkSafeBC. Ensure to provide us with that claim number to bill for the physiotherapy services to WSBC directly.
Once you’ve submitted a claim to WorkSafeBC, if accepted, the costs for your physiotherapy treatment will be covered by WorkSafeBC. So you won’t need to pay anything.
If your claim is denied, you may be required to pay the total cost of any physiotherapy care incurred.
Initial Visit After Work Injury:
The initial visit with a physiotherapist is key to ensuring the long-term success of your treatment. During the meeting, you and your physiotherapist must discuss your goals and the path to achieving them.
During initial visit, you can expect the physiotherapist to discuss:
- More about the work injury, your pain and the circumstances leading to it
- Any concerns you may have
- Explaining treatment expectations
- The types of treatment offered and goal setting
- Providing an estimate and help plan expectations on when and how you can return to work
Our Registered Physiotherapist Can help you:
Our physiotherapists have years of training and experience and can help you recover from a work injury. We do this by implementing a range of treatment approaches to help plan your care and recovery. Contact us now to learn more.
Treat your injury at the earliest to safely return to work and reduce any recurrent injuries by taking required preventative measures and treatment.
Common issues we see after a work injury may include
- Low back strain/sprain,
- Repetitive injuries,
- Carpal tunnel syndrome,
- post fractures and surgery,
- Shoulder injuries and more.
Treatment options can include
- Pain Management,
- Functional Recovery exercises,
- Muscle retraining,
- Manual Therapy,
- Therapeutic exercises,
- Strength and endurance training for Return to Work.
What Should I Do If My WCB or WSBC Claim Is Still Pending?
If you are submitting a claim and your claim is still pending, WorkSafeBC (WCB) will cover your first visit with a physiotherapist if you have prior approval from WSBC and if you have a claim number. Once your claim is accepted, your physiotherapist will bill WorkSafeBC directly.
Advantages of Seeing Our Registered Physiotherapist for your Work Injury Recovery
Our physiotherapists provide you with an active approach to rehabilitation. Our physiotherapist will increase your overall fitness, improve your movement, and help with your return to work. Whether you are experiencing acute or chronic pain, we can offer treatment based on your condition.
Physiotherapy can help :
- With your recovery from a workplace injury.
- Ensure treatment approach helps with safely returning to work
- Address any preventive measures to avoid any recurrence of a similar injury.
- help with pain relief management
- Strength training
- Improving Functional Abilities
- Assist with a return to work planning
If there are any concerns with your progress, your physiotherapist may recommend visiting your physician for further assessment, scan or treatments.
Return to Work
We may sometimes confirm with the employer with your consent, the WSBC adjuster, to ensure that a safe return to work process is in place. We try to ensure that our client is involved throughout the process.
If, in any case, you are unable to return to work as planned, WorkSafeBC will contact your doctor and physiotherapist and work with them to establish other treatment plans or options like occupational rehabilitation.
We always keep in mind that the ultimate goal for all our patients is to return to a safe and productive lifestyle.