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Motor Vehicle Accident | MVA Physiotherapy Calgary

Motor vehicle accident injury claims can be difficult to understand and navigate. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced motor vehicle injury clinic at your side. At Brentwood Physio, we have over 20 years of experience helping Calgarians get the care and compensation they deserve after an accident. We know how to deal with the insurance companies, and we know how to get you back to normal, whatever your normal might be.

At Brentwood Physio, we understand that you, your insurance company, your doctor, and your attorney want to work with an experienced physiotherapist who specializes in evidence-based treatment. You’ll find comfort in knowing that you’ll receive one-on-one care with our team of experts.


Our physiotherapists are experts in rehabilitating a wide range of injuries sustained from car accidents, including whiplash, concussions, back injuries as well as accident specific joint, muscle, ligament and bone conditions. It is incredibly important to start physiotherapy ASAP. This will help reduce complications, help you recover quickly, and get back to your life. Contact us today to book an appointment.

What do I need to book a Motor Vehicle Accident Treatment?

  1. You need to have been involved in a motor vehicle accident as either a driver, passenger or pedestrian. (Required)
  2. You need to have spoken to a doctor about your accident (Required)
  3. Spoken to your car insurance provider (NOT required, but it does make things move faster)

That’s it. Click here to book an appointment.

How do Motor Vehicle Accident injury claims work?

  1. Contact your car insurance.
    If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should notify your car insurance company as soon as possible, regardless of who was at fault. This also applies if you were a passenger or pedestrian in a car that was involved in an accident. So make sure to contact your own car insurance provider (if you have one). Your adjustor will let you know whose insurance your claim will go through. Once you have contacted an adjustor, a motor vehicle accident injury claim will be created and our team at Brentwood Physio will handle everything else.
  2. Call Brentwood Physio to book an initial assessment.
    Motor vehicle accident injury claims can be confusing and frustrating to deal with. That’s why, at our clinic, we work closely with you to ensure that you receive the treatment you need and the compensation you deserve. During your first visit, an experienced Registered Physiotherapist will spend one hour examining your injuries and develop a treatment plan unique to you. We will also help you fill out the necessary paperwork and submit your claim to your insurance company on your behalf. Click here to book an appointment.
  3. Follow-up treatments.
    Our goal is to get you back to your old self as soon as possible. This may require multiple follow up physiotherapy treatments, some of which may include massage therapy with our registered massage therapist. Our primary goal is to eliminate your pain and get you back to normal as quickly as possible. Your physiotherapist will utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities and manual therapy techniques. As with all our patients, our objective is to use all of our available resources to get you better as fast as possible. Our clinic encourages a multidisciplinary approach with our specialists working alongside your physiotherapist to optimize your recovery.
  4. Focus on rehab, we will take care of everything else
    We want your entire focus to be on recovery. That is why our team will take care everything. We will handle the reporting, documentation and communication with your insurance adjustor and lawyer. We have got your back.


Will I have to pay for my MVA Physiotherapy in Calgary?

Short answer is no, but it depends what type of MVA claim you qualify under.

Motor vehicle accident injury claims are those that arise when someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident. There are two types of MVA claims, the first is called In-protocol. All claims that have been filed within the first 90 days of the accident are considered In-protocol. All appointments labelled In-protocol are billed to the car insurance, you won’t pay a dime!

Once you have surpassed the 90 day mark, your status changes to an out-of-protocol claim. During this time, if you have any private health insurance, you are legally required to exhaust these benefits first, the remainder will be covered by your car insurance. If you do not have any private health insurance or your benefits have been exhausted then all fees will be covered by your car insurance until two years after the date of the accident.

After two years have passed you still are considered an out-of-protocol claim and you definitely can still come in for physiotherapy. We will often bill your auto insurance, but the process will be unique to each individual.

What is the most common injury in a car crash?

The most common injury in a car crash is a whiplash. This type of neck injury occurs when the head is suddenly thrown forward and then back again. This can happen in a car accident when the car is hit from behind, or in any other type of accident where the head is suddenly thrown forward. Whiplash can cause pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving the neck.

Do you deal with concussions?

If you have suffered a concussion in a motor vehicle accident, you are entitled to received physiotherapy for your concussion. If you are experiencing any symptoms of a concussion, you will be seen by one of our concussion and neurological physiotherapists.

What is the average settlement for car accident in Alberta?

The average car accident settlement payout is $45,000. However, the amount that you will receive depends on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the amount of damage to your vehicle, and whether or not you were at fault for the accident.

Can you sue for pain and suffering in Alberta?

Yes, you can sue for pain and suffering in Alberta. In order to sue for pain and suffering, you must have suffered a physical or psychological injury as a result of the motor vehicle accident. Your lawyer will be able to advise you on how best to proceed.

The bottom line.

Motor vehicle accident injury claims can be a difficult process. However, our clinic is here to help you every step of the way. Our team of physiotherapists, specialists and massage therapists will work with you to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the best possible experience for you. We want to get you back to your normal life as soon as possible, so don’t hesitate to contact us today. Click here to book an appointment.