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Hamilton, ON L8G 1A4
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Hamilton ON L9B 2N1
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Acute Low Back Program

Total Physio is a proud supporter of the Program of Care for Acute Low Back through WSIB.

The Program of Care for Acute Low Back Injuries is an evidence-based health care delivery plan that describes treatment shown to be effective for injured workers with a soft tissue, uncomplicated, acute low back injury. Acute refers to injuries with symptoms within the first four weeks of the injury.

It was developed in collaboration with health professionals, and worker and employer representatives.

What is the program's focus?

The Program of Care is divided into the acute (weeks 1-4) and sub-acute (weeks 5-12) phases of care to a maximum of 12 weeks. It focuses on the best treatment interventions after a low back injury has occurred, which in the first four weeks after injury include:

  • Patient education
  • Patient self-management strategies to help the injured worker return to daily activities
  • Injury treatment (stretching exercises, spinal manipulation and/or mobilization)
  • Pain management strategies
  • Transition to work

Worker patients who have not recovered can continue treatment in the sub-acute phase.

All information above has been taken from the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board website. For more information on this Program of Care, please visit: www.wsib.on.ca

**Please note, in order to receieve treatment covered through WSIB, you must have a claim number that has been approved for healthcare services available through our clinics. We will use your claim number to bill WSIB for your treatments.

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**Please note, in order to receive treatment covered through WSIB, you must have a claim number that has been approved for healthcare services available through our clinics. We will use your claim number to bill WSIB for your treatments.