In parts 1 and 2 of this informative interview with guests Simon Cooke and Jeff Begg, hosts Andrew and Maxi discuss some of the challenges that clinicians may find themselves facing when treating patients who have been in a car accident.
Key topics include:
- The patient who isn’t progressing
- When psychological factors seem to be impacting progress
- The patient whose doctor gave a diagnosis that’s not consistent with the PT findings
- Treating patients with pre-existing injuries
- Treating patients who had a 2nd MVA before completing treatment for their first MVA
- When the insurer/adjuster ‘pushes back’
- The role of the injury management consultant (IMC)
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Jeffrey Begg has treated more than 1,000 MVA patients, both prior to and since the 2004 DTPR regulations came into effect. He served on the Alberta Physiotherapy Association’s Auto Insurance Task Force and the Auto Insurance Implementation Committee in 2004 and 2005. He currently treats patients both within and outside of the Protocols, and he both conducts and refers patients out for Injury Management Consultations. Learn more about Jeff.
Simon Cooke has been involved in the DTPR process since its inception in 2004, all as a representative of Physiotherapy Alberta. A Clinical Working Group of physicians, physiotherapists, and chiropractors has existed since 2004 to discuss management of injuries from motor vehicle collisions, the day to day function of the DTPR as it relates to clinicians, and opportunities to move the DTPR forward or, at least, keep it current and serving Albertans in the manner in which it was intended.
Simon has also had the opportunity to represent Physiotherapy Alberta – College + Association at meetings with the Superintendent of Insurance and other members of the Alberta Finance team responsible for the DTPR in that time. Learn more about Simon.