We treat ICBC motor vehicle accident injuries and more!
If you have been in an accident or know someone who would benefit from our services, make sure you talk to us first! We specialize in managing rehabilitation for ICBC motor vehicle accident (MVA) clients. You will pay nothing when our services are covered by ICBC and we will advocate for the funding of more for you based on our occupational therapy assessments to ICBC.
Our Occupational Therapists (OTs) will help you advocate for funding and get justification for treatment plans, the right adaptive equipment and much more based on OT assessments. We will ensure the best rehabilitation plan is in place for you and can set you up with a multidisciplinary team ranging from Occupational Therapist, Kinesiologist and physiotherapist depending on OT assessments and OT treatment and support recommendations to ICBC. ICBC commonly depends on OTs for assessments, reports, rehabilitation case management and recommendations for motor vehicle accident cases.
We will take care of everything for you, our OTs will advocate for funding from ICBC to get you the best health care professional treatments, home care supports, adaptive equipment, taxi accounts and more! Learn more about how we handle ICBC motor vehicle accident cases.
Arukah Rehab Occupational Therapists also manage hospital discharge such as home assessments for safety and accessibility, setting up home care supports, adaptive equipment needs such as a ramp to overcome stairs, wheelchair, walker, commode, and more! We will assess and ensure the proper adaptive equipment and environmental modifications for accessibility are in place to help safely assist functional needs after an accident.
Arukah Rehab Occupational Therapists will manage your entire case including the communication between your lawyer, ICBC adjuster, doctor and a multidisciplinary team of health professionals so you can focus on getting back to a normal lifestyle or a gradual return to work program.
MOBILE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, KINESIOLOGY, AND PHYSIO SERVICES ACROSS GREATER VANCOUVER!
Arukah Rehab Corporation is a Greater Vancouver community-based Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology and Physiotherapy rehabilitation company. We offer mobile occupational therapy, kinesiology, and physiotherapy services across Greater Vancouver! We are passionate about helping our community reach their functional health goals and follow the highest standards of treatments and confidentiality as outlined by the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC), the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologist (BCAK) and the College of Physiotherapist of British Columbia (CPTBC). We embrace a multidisciplinary, holistic client-centered approach and custom tailor a rehabilitation plan for every client’s individual needs.
We provide top quality Occupational Therapy services to restore, adapt or optimize abilities to return our clients to their “occupations” meaning all day to day activities, specific tasks, and roles. This includes all activities of work, leisure and independence with basic day to day activities such as dressing, toileting, bathing, sleep, eating, and much more. Arukah Rehab Occupational Therapists, Kinesiologists and Physios will help you return to a normal lifestyle, optimize your functional mobility and health.
At Arukah Rehab, we ensure our quality is top notch in all we do from our assessments, consultations, and reports to ICBC, to our treatment plans and client services. If you have a sudden change of lifestyle due to an accident, injury, disability or illness, both mental, or physical, we specialize in rehabilitation to restore function or adaptations to restore and optimize lifestyle changes.
Our goal is to restore or optimize health and wholeness to all aspects of a client’s life and achieve it with the highest level of service and integrity. At Arukah Rehab we care to see you improve and reach your rehabilitation goals.
WHAT DO OTS DO? WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?
OTS SPECIALIZE IN ASSESSING FUNCTION, CASE MANAGEMENT AND MUCH MORE!
The scope of an OT is very broad and covers physical, mental and psycho-social functioning. Occupations refer to the daily activities people engage in as individuals or with others and in their community. This includes personal self-care, home management, productivity such as work, social interaction, leisure, and other activities with meaning. Occupational therapy improves, adapts or restores the ability to participate in such activities despite impairments or limitations in physical, mental and psychosocial functioning. Occupational Therapists provide case management, consulting, assessments, treatment planning, and solutions to improve or regain function or adaptations to restore engagement in activities. What sets Occupational Therapy apart is, not only can it restore, or optimizes regaining functional abilities in both physical or mental, but encourages rehabilitation with a primary focus on the performance of activities required in daily life. Learn more!
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS ARE CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVERS
Occupational Therapists (OTs) are creative problem solvers; if there is an activity with meaning that you want to be able to do again, OTs will manage your rehabilitation and specialize in finding a way for you to be able to do that activity again with independence. OTs can handle a wide variety of cases including cognitive retraining, mental illness, developmental delays in children, injuries, disabilities and much more!
HEALTH CONDITIONS WE TREAT…
Arukah Rehab treats a wide range of health conditions from motor vehicle injuries, sports injuries, physical health, brain injuries, neurological, mental illness, musculoskeletal, developmental delays and other dysfunctions. At Arukah Rehab we will help you achieve your functional goals in all aspects of life through the use of purposeful activities or interventions that will optimize health and prevent injury or disability. We will help you adapt or restore function to recover your independence with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. Learn more about our services!
HOSPITAL DISCHARGE, HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENTS, SUPPORTS
Arukah Rehab Occupational Therapists are highly experienced in managing hospital discharge cases. Our OTs do home safety assessments, set up home care supports and assist with applications or advocating for insurance funding. We will ensure a smooth and safe transition to your home after an accident or illness. Our OTs will work with the client at home to assess their functional mobility and more to recommend the correct adaptive equipment to do a task safely such as bathing, toileting and much more. Our OTs will assess the home and recommend the necessary solutions for accessibility and function.
WALKERS, WHEELCHAIRS & OTHER ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT
Occupational Therapists (OTs) are the only health professionals that take into account not only restoring the physical body, but at the same time addressing mental, psychosocial, emotional, and environmental factors with the specific activity goal of the client for the entire life span, when intervening therapy or recommending adaptive equipment or environmental modifications.
Arukah Rehab Occupational Therapists will also help you by doing assessments/consultations and recommendations for seating and wheelchair mobility systems. This includes individually configured manual wheelchair systems, power wheelchair systems, adaptive seating systems, alternative positioning systems, and other mobility devices.
Arukah Rehab Occupational Therapists will ensure the specific equipment is designed to meet each client’s needs for supporting posture and alignment, function and safety, and work with a client’s habits, lifestyle, occupations/activities, and their environment. When assessing and recommending complex equipment, our Occupational Therapists will take into account a client’s particular situation/condition, their occupations/activities, functional goals, needs, and the environment.
WORKPLACE ASSESSMENTS-ERGONOMICS, MODIFICATIONS, & RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM
Arukah Rehab Occupational Therapists cover a full range of services to help clients with physical, cognitive, psychological and mental challenges. We provide services for workplace assessments, ergonomic assessments, and a gradual return to work program.
Our OTs will also manage your case by working with your doctor and a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, including communication with your lawyer, ICBC or WCB, to maximize your results and meet your goals.
We will assess your functional mobility and set up a return to work and rehabilitation plan. Based on OT assessments, we will advocate for your funding where applicable from insurance. Our OTs will help you manage pain, modify your work environment where possible, help you return to work and reach your functional goals.
Arukah Rehab Corporation offers Occupational Therapy consulting services to assess and treat a wide range of conditions from physical and brain injuries, neurological, musculoskeletal, mental illness, developmental delays and other dysfunctions. Our clients range from young children with developmental delays to elderly with illness or dysfunction to MVA ( motor vehicle accident ) or other injury related cases. We incorporate a multidisciplinary approach and offer Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology, and Physiotherapy through our service partners.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) are the only health professionals that take into account the relationship between a client, the environment, activities/roles perspective while assessing and recommending adaptive equipment or environment modifications.
Our Occupational Therapists also provide services such as assessments/consultations and recommendations for seating and wheelchair mobility systems. This includes individually configured manual wheelchair systems, power wheelchair systems, adaptive seating systems, alternative positioning systems, and other mobility devices
Our Occupational Therapists will ensure the specific equipment is designed to meet each client’s needs for supporting posture and alignment, function and safety, and work with a client’s habits, lifestyle, occupations/activities and their environment. When assessing and recommending complex equipment, our Occupational Therapists will take into account a client’s particular situation/condition, their occupations/activities, functional goals, needs and the environment.
These are just some of the services we provide:
- Identifying a client’s needs, goals, obstacles and supports necessary to engage in participation in meaningful activities, roles, and occupations.
- Cognitive and physical assessments plus treatment plan.
- Consultations and strategies that promote healthy habits in physical, mental, emotional and social well being.
- Home safety and accessibility assessments.
- Ergonomic analysis at home and or the work place
- Adaptive equipment recommendations; equipment, technology, and environmental modifications to increase accessibility.
- Fitting, customizing, and configuring equipment to meet our clients’ specific needs.
- Training clients, caregivers, and family members on safety and smooth operation of equipment and technology use.
- Active rehabilitation with our kinesiologist in a gym or home to reach functional goals. Safe movements are taught to adapt to injuries or dysfunction.
- Hospital discharge coordination.
- Advocating for funding approval from insurance where applicable and obtaining the necessary equipment to assist or to adapt, modify an environment to improve engagement in activities that have meaning to our individual clients
- Pain management
- Brain injury rehabilitation.
- Vocational planning and return to work program.
- Case management plus follow up consultations, assessments, and progress reports.
Occupational Therapy is about helping you reach your functional and occupational ( specific activity) performance goals!
OTs specialize in restoring functional capacity to be independent with IADLs and ADLs.
ADLs ( activities of daily living. )
An individual’s ability to change from one position to the other and to walk independently
Whether an individual’s is able to feed themselves or requires assistance
- Personal hygiene
Bathing, grooming, oral, nail and hair care
- Continence management
An individual’s mental and physical ability to safely and properly use the washroom
An individual’s ability to choose and wear the appropriate clothing for various occasions
IADLs ( instrumental activities of daily living
- Companionship and mental support
This is a basic need and essential to keep an individual in a positive state of mind.
- Transportation and shopping
An individual’s ability to can go out and get groceries and medications without assistance.
- Communicating with people
Social interactions and managing the household’s phones, mail and housekeeping for guest.
- Household management
Cleaning, tidying, removing garbage and clutter, doing laundry and folding clothes
- Preparing meals
Meal preparation and planning, including shopping and storing groceries
- Managing medications
The amount of assistance required to get prescriptions filled, keeping medications up to date and taking medications on time and in the right dosages
- Managing finances
How much assistance an individual may need in managing bank accounts and paying bills on a timely basis.
WHAT IS ACTIVE REHABILITATION?
Active Rehabilitation is a specific set of exercises designed to restore loss of functional mobility after an injury. We provide Active Rehabilitation services with our Kinesiologists in a nearby community center gym or at your home after assessments and treatments plans have been outlined by our Occupational Therapists.
Exercises with safe movements and proper body mechanics are taught to improve functional mobility and reach rehabilitation goals. Goals could include exercises to return to a normal lifestyle or a gradual return to work program or to restore the ability to engage in a specific activity. Our Kinesiologists provide one-to-one personalized custom-tailored exercises and ensure it is all completed correctly, safely and with proper body mechanics to avoid aggravating current injuries. Learn more!
What is a Kinesiologist?
Kinesiologists are specialists of movement for the human body. They can help you with specific exercises to help you rehabilitate an injury and regain functional mobility through Active Rehabilitation. We ensure our Kinesiologists strictly follow the codes and ethics outlined in the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). Kinesiologist are also able to do:
- Fitness and health evaluations
- Exercise prescription
- Postural assessment and education
- Athletic training;
- Exercise therapy and interventions
- Therapeutic application of heat and cold
- General nutritional counselling
In Home Physiotherapy
Our experienced physiotherapist is mobile and will travel to your home if you cannot make it out to a clinic after an accident. Our physio will provide assessments and treatments to benefit your recovery. When you are ready to transition to the clinic-based physiotherapy we will set that all up for you! As we take care of everything, so you can focus on just your recovery and rehabilitation goals such as regaining independence with day to day activities and a return to work program. Our Physiotherapists focus on restoring, prevention and rehabilitation. We treat problems caused by injury, disease or disability and will seek out the root or the problem to work out long term solutions.
Arukah Rehab musculoskeletal or orthopaedic physiotherapy treats conditions such as
- MVA related injuries such as whiplash
- Sports Injuries
- Vertigo (Vestibular rehab)
- Hip fracture
- Joint replacement
- Frequent falls
- Palliative conditions
- Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton
- sprains and strains, pain management and chronic pain
- Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, or arthritis
- back pain and related problems
- reduced or loss of functional mobility due to MVA or dementia/Alzheimer’s
- inability to perform ADLS (activities of daily living) and IDLs ( instrumental activities of daily living)
- Disability as a result of heart problems
- Pelvic issues, bladder and bowel problems
- Gait problems and other walking or leg dysfunctions or injuryArthritis
- Broken Bones
- Post Surgery loss of strength etc
- Posture problems
Arukah rehab manages your entire case and will communicate with lawyers, doctors, specialist, insurance companies, ICBC and or your employer. Arukah rehab will document your disability and injuries from your (MVA) motor vehicle accident. We will also help you fill any applicable insurance forms such as (OCF 3, OCF 18 or MIG) or through our assessments and reports help you obtain funding approval from ICBC for (MVA) motor vehicle accident related cases.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Arukah Rehab also offers Occupational Therapy for young children with special needs; developmental delays, disabilities both mental and physical or other dysfunctions. We treat conditions such as learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder, behavioral difficulties, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental coordination disorder (DCD), down syndrome, cerebral palsy, visual difficulties, and developmental delays. We will work with your child to improve skills in self-care such as dressing, feeding, grooming, toileting and more. Other skills we work on our gross motor skills, fine motor skills, social play, handwriting, sensory processing, visual motor integration, visual perceptual skills and more. We are mobile and will come out to your home to engage your child in purposeful occupational therapy interventions. and OT assessments. We also can help you with applications for funding for our services and more for your child! Contact us today!
Assessments and Treatment plans
Arukah Rehab Occupational Therapists will assess your child in the following areas:
- Sensory Processing
- Self Care Skills
- Gross Motor Skills
- Fine Motor Skills
- Visual Motor skills integration
- Visual perception
- Self care skills (toileting, feeding, dressing, grooming)
Funding Applications ( We can help you apply! )
Autism Funding: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/family-and-social-supports/children-teens-with-special-needs/at_home_program_guide.pdf
Equipment Assistive Devices: https://bccerebralpalsy.com/programs/equipment-assistive-devices-funding-program/
President’s Choice Children’s Charity: https://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/community/pccc/apply-for-funding.html
Variety- Children’s Charity of BC: https://www.variety.bc.ca/apply-for-a-grant/
President’s Choice Children’s: https://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/community/pccc/apply-for-funding.html
CKNW Orphan’s Fund: https://www.cknworphansfund.com/apply-for-a-grant/