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What is an

Massage Therapy

RMT?

and your ICBC Claim

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) graduate from an accredited school of Massage & Hydrotherapy completing a provincially legislated 3000 hour 3 year full time curriculum. Aspects of the curriculum include Anatomy, Physiology, Neurology, Pathology, Orthopedic Assessment, Therapeutic Exercise as well as Therapeutic Massage Treatment. RMT’s also receive experience in treatment of the geriatric, disabled & mentally handicapped. Sports Massage & athletic injury are also areas of interest & experience. Upon graduation, RMT’s successfully complete a provincial licensing examination, thus earning the title of RMT. it is recommended that all those who seek massage treatment should do so via a Registered Massage Therapist.

HOURS Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm Saturdays 8am – 4pm (Closed Sundays and statutory holidays)

(604) 433-0100 6170 Kingsway Burnaby, BC V5J 1H5

www.performaxhealthgroup.com

Therapeutic treatment for those who recognize the importance of corrective & preventative health care


Claiming Massage Therapy through ICBC First you will need to consult your Medical Doctor for a referral for treatment of your injury/injuries by a Registered Massage Therapist. Next you will need to contact the ICBC to obtain approval from them for treatment coverage. Treatment coverage under ICBC is within the first 8 weeks from the initial date of the accident. Once you have confirmed coverage for Massage Therapy Treatment through the ICBC then treatments can begin.

Coverage Upon your first appointment please be sure to bring your MD’s referral , your Active Claim Number and your Adjustors name and direct contact number. Treatments are only partially covered through the ICBC; therefore you are responsible for the portion that the ICBC does not cover. Treatments times are usually 30–60 minutes long depending on the severity of the injury. This allows us to perform a thorough assessment and treatment and treat all areas that have been injured.

Costs Involved

As of January 2010 ICBC Covered Sessions: 30 min…….$25.00 60 min…....$65.00 In the event that ICBC coverage is refused or treatments must continue after ICBC coverage ends, you will then be responsible for the full payment. Private Sessions: 30 min…...$45.00 60 min …..$85.00 Please Note: Above times include assessment, treatment, homecare instruction, as well as setting up new appointments. For your first treatment one hour is allotted to allow the RMT to acquire a patient history, assess & treat the referred area's & educate the patient with an appropriate Remedial Exercise program. These times have been specially allotted to you, so please arrive on time to ensure that you receive the full benefits of the Massage treatment. Please note: Late arrivals or missing an appointment without 24hrs. Notice may result in a $25.00 fee.

How can Massage Therapy help me? Massage Therapy helps to restore and maintain optimal health and pain-free function of the body. Massage Therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. RMTs are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as: Whiplash Associated Disorders Chronic stress/fatigue Back pain & discomfort Nervousness Headaches/Migraines Tendonitis Bursitis Sciatica Sprains/Strains Athletic injuries Face & Jaw (T.M.J.) For Scientific articles on the effects of Massage Therapy and its use in treating injuries please consult The Massage Therapists Association (M.T.A.) at 873-4467 or at www.massagetherapy.bc.ca.

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