WSIB Injuries

WSIB Claims

Yes, our clinic accepts WSIB claims. You can see any of our Chiropractic or Physiotherapy practitioners. Our clinic is licensed to provide care for those who have suffered an injury at work through the WSIB.

The WSIB is available to help make sure you’re never hurt at work. If you are ever injured or become ill because of your job, the WSIB is able to give you the care and support you’re entitled to under Ontario’s workplace safety and insurance system. That includes benefits, as well as other support such as return to work assistance.

If you have been hurt at work, we at Fit for Life Wellness and Rehabilitation Centre can help you. Here are a few steps to expect when you come to see us.

  1. You will be asked details about your workplace injury.
  2. A history and physical assessment will be completed.
  3. Paperwork will be sent to WSIB and your employer.
  4. WSIB will confirm approval for treatment.
  5. We will work with you, WSIB and your employer to ensure you get better within a reasonable timeframe.

Musculoskeletal program of care: Quick reference guide

The musculoskeletal program of care (most common) is a community-based health care program delivered by members of regulated health care professions under their respective regulations, standards of practice, policies and guidelines. The program is designed to provide early care to people with musculoskeletal injuries inclusive of low back, shoulder and non-surgical fractures (also other areas of the body). It is the mandatory first line of care for all musculoskeletal injuries. The other program is the mild traumatic brain injury program of care.

Admission criteria

The musculoskeletal program of care is for people who:

  • have a pending or allowed WSIB claim for a single zone of injury, or
  • have an allowed WSIB claim for multiple zones of injury
  • are within eight weeks from their date of workplace injury
  • have an injury to
    • a muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia, intra-articular structure or any combination of these structures, causing mild to moderate damage (Grade I or Grade II) and/or
    • a bone, resulting in fracture(s) that did not require surgical intervention
  • are at work or off work
  • have no additional injuries that prevent participation in this program
  • are not hospitalized

Single zone of injury versus multiple zones of injury

A single zone of injury is defined as any and all injuries in one anatomical zone while multiple zones of injury is defined as any and all injuries in two or more anatomical zones. There are five distinct anatomical zones illustrated in the diagram.

An illustration of two human bodies, one facing forward and the other backward, outlining the five main zones: anterior trunk zone, upper extremity zone, lower extremity zone, neck and mid-back zone, and lower back and buttocks zone.
  • If the person has a single zone of injury, you can complete block one of treatment in the musculoskeletal program of care regardless of registered claim status (pending or allowed)
  • You must confirm that the person’s claim has been approved before starting block two
  • Where there are multiple zones of injury, the provider must call us to confirm entitlement for multiple zones of injury at the beginning of block one

Program structure and duration

The program consists of two, four-week blocks of care for a total duration of up to eight weeks. The first block includes the initial assessment and four weeks of treatment. The second block is an additional four weeks of treatment. The provider must deliver a minimum number of visits in each block. A supplementary treatment block is available for people, with WSIB approval, who need additional treatment beyond the eight-week program to ensure safe and sustainable return to work.

Recommended treatment interventions

The recommended treatment interventions chosen for each person should be based on the clinical judgement of the delivering regulated health professional and take into consideration best evidence and the person’s functional recovery needs. To deliver the musculoskeletal program of care, either as a sole provider or as part of an interdisciplinary team, you must be able to deliver all interventions. Everyone in the musculoskeletal program of care must receive education.

Treatment session duration and frequency is left to the clinical judgement of the treating regulated health professional. We will be monitoring and evaluating the outcomes related to care and sustainable return to work across the program to identify and recognize optimal delivery models for frequency and duration across injury types.