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Active Exercise Program - Who is Your Kinesiologist Working For ?

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Do you have an ICBC injury claim that has gone on for a few months ?

Are you employed and missing work ?

If so, ICBC will likely suggest to your doctor that you be enrolled in an Active Exercise Program in order to treat your injuries.

And chances are your doctor will agree.

Now in general,  I'm in favor of Active Rehabilitation Programs. But. And it's a BIG BUT. These types of programs have a time and a place.

Put an injured person into this type of program too soon and it may be counter productive i.e. their recovery may be prolonged.

A person who has injuries that aren't suitable for this type of rehabilitation may only suffer from increased pain and disability if they're subjected to this type of regime.

Here's the thing. Active Exercise Programs are BIG BUSINESS in British Columbia.

There are rehabilitation companies that aggressively market their services to ICBC in an effort to get an piece of the millions of dollars per year that they spend on these types of programs.

So ask let me ask you a few questions.

How can you be sure that the kinesiologist who is in charge of your Active Exercise Program has customized your program with your best interests in mind ?

Has your kinesiologist said anything to ICBC about how long it will take for you to get back to work prior to you having started your Active Exercise Program ?

How much did ICBC pay the Rehabilitation Company your kinesilogist works for in the last couple years  ?

And that's just the tip of the iceberg !

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