If you have experienced a workplace injury of a musculoskeletal origin, you are most likely eligible for chiropractic treatment that is covered by the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB).
The WSIB recognizes the benefits of chiropractic care for a workplace injury. A 2004 review set out by the WSIB for the Acute Low Back Pain Program of Care confirmed that chiropractors are well poised to effectively and cost-effectively manage acute low back pain patients.
Relevant findings of this report included:
Workers had a faster return to work with chiropractic care (median 9 days) vs. physiotherapy (median 20 days).
There was a high satisfaction level with chiropractic care among patients.
Chiropractic patients demonstrated a great decrease in score on the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire.
The WSIB has Programs of Care models for:
Acute low back pain
Cervical spine injuries
Upper extremity – rotator cuff pathology, lateral epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome
Lower extremity – acute ankle sprain, anterior knee injury
If you have undergone a workplace injury, there are a few steps to ensure that your claim is managed by WSIB:
Report the injury at work as soon as it happens; have your manager or Occupational health department record the incident & injury. In addition, your manager will need to fill in the appropriate forms and submit them to WSIB.
As an injured worker, you also need to fill in forms documenting the injury and submit this to WSIB. WSIB will provide you with a Claim Number.
Visit your chiropractor as soon as possible after the injury and provide us with your Claim information. Dr. Gill & Dr. Kubert will fill out the necessary paperwork and submit it to WSIB also.
Your treatment will be focused on decreasing inflammation & pain and restoring proper muscle & joint functioning. Our goal is to help you to return to pre-injury status; to feel better & stay well.