Motor Vehicle Accident and Personal Injury

There are many variables that can make or break a motor vehicle accident (MVA) or personal injury case. For more than a decade, PiOT has built a reputation of delivering high-quality services to lawyers, case managers and their clients to see them succeed.

Whether your case resulted from a car collision, pedestrian accident, assault, workplace incident or slip and fall, our Occupational Therapists have the professionalism and extensive expertise needed to complete accurate assessments, provide holistic treatments and help the injured thrive again in their daily life.

Our Occupational Therapists
support your case

Documentation

Complete Medical Legal Assessments to Build Your Case

The medical, legal, insurance and co-ordination requirements of any assessment can be time consuming and stressful for everyone.

 

Our responsive team, which includes certified C-CAT Occupational Therapist evaluators, will promptly get you court-ready documentation to support your case and can help you assemble an extended team of medical professionals.

HERE'S HOW

We can help you with:

Catastrophic Situational Assessments, Situational Assessments and GOSE Evaluations that thoroughly outline the extent of injuries, impairments and limitations. We can make referrals to appropriate medical evaluators, or co-ordinate referrals with your preferred medical evaluators, to complete an OCF 19.

Life Care Plans or Future Cost of Care Reports to determine the costs of a person’s current and future needs (i.e., attendant care, assistive devices, medical expenses, professional services, home modifications) over their entire lifespan because of injuries from an accident.

Occupational Therapy Attendant Care Needs (Form 1) Assessments and Retro-active Attendant Care Assessment to see a person’s capacity to take care of themselves and complete daily living activities, and if they are entitled to funding for a personal support worker.

Pre-hospital Discharge Attendant Care Assessment and Planning to work closely with the in-hospital medical and rehabilitation team to co-ordinate a smooth and safe transition home, identify any home modifications they may need or find alternative living arrangements.

Housekeeping Assessment and Caregiving Assessment to determine if a person qualifies for additional support for everyday homecare activities.

Functional Abilities Assessment to establish a baseline for tasks a person is and isn’t able to physically tolerate, which will be helpful for return-to-work planning.

Our Occupational Therapists
help with recovery after an injury

There isn’t one path to recovery after an accident or injury. PiOT takes a holistic approach to rehabilitation and provides treatments that address cognitive, physical, mental and emotional challenges.

The road to recovery can be a confusing one. You may or may not need a personal injury lawyer. We can help make sense of the systems and steps. Click here to see what the recovery journey with PiOT looks like

Home Treatment

Receive Occupational Therapy from Home

Injuries from an accident can change a person’s ability to function and may require alterations to their home. With the wealth of experience our Occupational Therapists have, they can thoroughly assess, advise, educate and treat people with injuries, illnesses or disabilities.

 

Our programs are individually tailored and home-based, making recovery more comfortable and in a familiar environment.

HERE'S HOW

We Can:

Provide assistive devices and technology training to enhance functioning and abilities with day-to-day life tasks, mobility and communication

Develop a Functional Skills Retraining Program tailored to help a person return to their meaningful daily activities through exercises, simulations and coaching.

Complete a Home Assessment and Modifications to improve safety, functioning and accessibility at home, like adding hand rails, safety equipment or a stair glide.

Develop a Community and Social Re-Integration Program for strategies that help with performing tasks in the community, like getting groceries, taking public transit or interacting with others.

Create a return to work, school or driving program to help transition back to everyday activities.

Help you apply for funding through the Ontario Assistive Devices Program or ADP Assessment to cover home modifications and equipment, if you qualify.

The Brain

Recover from Brain Injury or Concussion

A head accident or injury can cause immediate pains or long-term difficulties. In addition to the physical pain, brain injuries and concussions can affect cognitive abilities, memory, concentration, responsiveness and even mood.

 

Our Occupational Therapists have expertise in brain trauma and concussion treatment and cognitive behaviour therapy. PiOT even offers an exclusive program for post-concussion syndrome.

HERE'S HOW

We Can:

  • Complete a VOX Neuro test that uses EEG-based neurotechnology imaging and functional testing to literally see how your brain is preforming and pinpoint which core mental functions to treat.
  • Complete an Occupational Therapy Functional Assessment to determine the cognitive strengths and weaknesses of a person and the treatment required.
  • Conduct an Enhanced Cognitive Assessment to provide both objective findings on brain performances as well as a thorough assessment of a person’s functional abilities. It combines VOX Neuro and an Occupational Therapy Functional Cognitive assessment.
  • Implement Cognitive Rehabilitation Programs to identify a person’s cognitive strengths, challenges and functional difficulties. They then re-learn how to do certain activities or to determine new ways of accomplishing them.
  • Complete a Brain FX Assessment which helps understand a person’s neurofunction for mild to moderate dysfunction by using a tablet to conduct an interactive cognitive assessment. This assessment can also be done virtually.
  • Enroll a person in the Learn to Thrive with Post-Concussion Syndrome workshop, which is an innovative program that’s exclusive to PiOT. It takes a holistic approach to help people manage post-concussion symptoms, improve mental health and develop a positive outlook. Learn more about the program here .
  • Provide CogMed Memory Training that uses technology to help improve working memory, brain processing capacity, concentration and learning.

The Body

Get Treatment for Spinal Cord or Orthopedic Injuries, and Amputations

Recovery from an injury to the spine, bones or limbs can take a lot of time to heal.  Sometimes the injuries are life-altering and may lead to amputations. Re-learning basic functions and adapting to a new normal can be frustrating.

 

Our Occupational Therapists can patiently assist a person with mobility challenges, train on using equipment and help develop strategies to manage pain.

HERE'S HOW

We Can:

Develop a Functional Skills Retraining Program tailored to help a person return to their meaningful daily activities through exercises, simulations and coaching.

Assess mobility needs and help determine if a scooter, cane or walker is needed. We’ll also show how to choose what equipment is needed and when to buy it.

Provide wheelchair assessments, seating and training to thoroughly assess physical dysfunction and determine an exact wheelchair prescription. Our Occupational Therapists can also provide a specific seating prescription if a specialized back or cushion is required for the wheelchair.

Complete a Home Assessment and Modifications to improve safety, functioning and accessibility at home, like adding hand rails, safety equipment or a stair glide.

Train on wound management to keep wounds clean, avoid skin chafing, ulcers or irritation, and help skin heal properly.

Develop a Practical Pain Management and Education Program to help with pain prevention and self-management skills in everyday activities. We are trained to administer programs that focus on disability reduction, like Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), and can educate on proper body mechanics and sleep techniques.

Training on prosthetic use and care for arms and legs.

Make referrals for any vehicle modifications that may be needed to help a person drive safely, when needed

The Mental & Emotional

Manage Mental Health, Emotional Well-Being and Chronic Pain

Injuries from an accident are not limited to the physical ones. The mental or emotional impact from an accident and any life changes that may come from it are common challenges. Anxieties and chronic pain syndrome can also affect the ability for a person to get through each day.

 

Our Occupational Therapists can help address some of these “invisible injuries.”

HERE'S HOW

We Can:

Assessments for Mental Health and Function to determine the effect of the mental health impairments on a person’s daily functioning and what areas they need assistance. We work closely with a person’s psychiatrist or psychologist to assist with recovery from mental illness.

Provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) through a 10-week, goal-oriented and practical program with to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind a person’s difficulties, become better at problem solving and effectively deal with emotional issues.

Develop a Practical Pain Management and Education Program to help with pain prevention and self-management skills in everyday activities. We are trained to administer the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) to help reduce disability and chronic pain. We also educate on strategies for proper body mechanics and sleep.

Our Occupational Therapists
help get you back to
productivity and leisure

Work and School

Getting Back to Work or School After an Accident

Returning back to the workplace or school after an injury can be challenging. Assessing a person’s readiness to go back and giving them strategies to manage the changes can make the transition easier.

 

We can help equip a person with the right tools to succeed and advocate for their needs.

HERE'S HOW

We Can:

Advocate for the equipment, modifications and other changes needed at a person’s workplace or school so they can better function.

Conduct a Job Site Assessment to identify the physical, cognitive, mental and emotional requirements of the job and see if a person is suitable to do it.

Complete a Physical Demands Assessment (PDA) to objectively analyze the physical and environmental demands of each task in a job, like lifting, pushing or pulling.

Conduct Cognitive and Mental Demands Analysis to determine a person’s cognitive and mental abilities to handle things like planning, multitasking, emotional effects of work or school, and provide coping strategies.

Provide Physical, Cognitive, Mental and Behavioural Coaching to give a person physical, behavioural and mental health strategies that will enable them to perform their job or complete school activities safely and effectively.

Develop a Community and Social Re-Integration Program for strategies that help with performing tasks in the community, like taking public transit, mobility at work or school, and interacting with others.

Driving

Start Driving Again After an Accident

The idea of getting behind the wheel again after a motor vehicle accident can cause anxiety. Injuries may have altered how a person needs to drive. Our Occupational Therapist can help with the transition back to driving again.

HERE'S HOW

We Can:

Assess a person’s ability through a clinical interview and an on-road evaluation with an Occupational Therapist and a licensed driving instructor. Our assessments are done in a way to reduce anxiety levels.

Provide recommendations on driver training sessions to meet Ministry of Transportation Ontario standards.

Make any vehicle modifications that may be needed to help a person drive safely.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a lawyer after an accident?

Lawyers can advocate for you to your insurance company if your funding gets denied. If you don’t have a lawyer, we can refer you to several reputable ones so you can choose someone you are confident in and comfortable with.

 

What if I don’t have insurance?

Our experienced Occupational Therapists can help you navigate the systems and help you get the rehabilitation you need to recover. You may be covered under extended health benefits or can hire us privately.

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