What Is ODSP and WSIB?
The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP and WSIB) is one of Ontario’s social assistance programs that provides income and employment support to eligible citizens. It also provides health care benefits for persons with disabilities in need of assistance.
To qualify as a person with a disability under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act you must have a substantial, recurrent, or continuous physical impairment expected to last a year or longer. The restrictions and duration of the impairment must be verified by an approved health care professional.
Once approved, and depending on your medical status, you may also be eligible for financial assistance with various mobility and assistive devices under the Assistive Devices Program (ADP).
What Does The ADP Cover?
Like ODSP, the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is another support program from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. It provides financial assistance for people with long-term physical disabilities. The ADP gives Ontarians access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for their individual needs.
Assistive devices can be vital in improving your overall functional ability and managing your chronic pain or condition. They also provide support and promote injury healing.
The ADP generally covers up to 75% of the cost of approved medical devices. In some cases, if further financial assistance is needed, the Ontario Disability Support Program may assist with the additional cost.
At ProMotion Health Care In Barrie, we have a wide-range of assistive devices for pain management including:
- Custom Orthotics
- Compression Stockings
- Cervical Pillows
- Knee Braces
- Wrist Braces
- Neck Braces
- Ankle Braces
- And More!
What Is WSIB?
WSIB stands for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. It is a government agency that ensures compensation and medical treatment for employees injured on the job regardless of who is at fault. The WSIB provides financial support to the injured worker during their treatment until they are able to return to work.
At ProMotion Health Care In Barrie, we provide fully individualized physiotherapy and chiropractic care for our clients covered under the WSIB. Our primary goal is to help restore full function and mobility as quickly and safely as possible.
To ensure that you qualify for coverage under WSIB be sure to notify your employer immediately after a workplace injury. Once you have initiated a claim we can handle the rest!
Schedule an appointment at our clinic in Barrie for an assessment of your injury, and our physiotherapist will determine which modality will be most effective in treating your condition and develop a care plan.
During this initial appointment, we will collect all the data needed to submit a claim on your behalf, and treatment will begin the same day!
Common WSIB Injuries We Treat:
- Back Injury
- Neck Injury
- Elbow Injury
- Muscle Tear
- Shoulder Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Strains and Sprains
- And More!
If you’ve recently been in a workplace accident don’t wait, call us today to schedule a consultation. We’re here to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible to get you safely back to work and soon as possible!