Massage Therapy for your ICBC claims

Our ICBC approved massage therapy clinic direct bills ICBC on your behalf. This saves you time and stress, while getting the right treatment… a massage

After a motor vehicle accident (MVA) you will probably experience whiplash, headaches, neck, back or recurrent pain. They may also experience changes to their mental health, which include stress, anxiety, and depression.

At Sync Therapy, our main focus is to decrease your pain and get you feeling better so you can get back to the things you love. Being in constant pain is not fun, it not only affects your sleep, but it also has impacts on your relationships, your friends, and quality of life – It’s tough when you can’t even walk your dog!

We get that.

Your ICBC recovery team consists of Massage Therapy and Athletic Therapy, which is designed to reduce your pain with massage therapy and help you recover with athletic therapy

If you’ve involved in an MVA and have reported the incident to ICBC, you qualify for care at our ICBC Rehab and Wellness Clinic in Victoria, BC.

As of April 1, 2019, individuals who have been in a car accident no longer need pre-approval from ICBC for their healthcare treatments as long as they have an ICBC claim number.

This means you get access to services to improve your physical and mental health right away from Day 1 of your accident and up to 12 weeks after the accident.

After that date, we will work with ICBC to ensure you continue to get access to the care you need until you are at maximal recovery.

What do you need to get started?

  • An active ICBC claims number and was in an accident less than 12 weeks ago. If your accident date was prior to 3 months, we have had success working with ICBC to ensure you still have access to care. If it’s been longer than 3 weeks, you’ll need to talk to your adjuster about extending care.
  • No doctor referral is necessary to start your treatments of Massage Therapy or Athletic Therapy. You can call us at 250-812-8698email us or book your appointment online.

Your RMT can help you with

Getting a massage can help you with the following…
  • Back and hip pain
  • Pain
  • Headaches and neck pain
  • Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Muscle tension

You're automatically approved for 12 massage therapy sessions with us from ICBC

As of April 1, 2019, MVA clients are pre-approved for 12 massage therapy sessions. They just need to be used by 12 weeks from the date of the accident.

No upfront costs

No doctors note required

No extra charges

12 approved massages

Direct billing

Reduced pain

What do people say about us?

Using massage therapy is an effective tool to reduce pain and injury from an car accident

Using Massage Therapy to successfully recover from an accident with an ICBC claim

ICBC made changes as of April 1, 2019 and are making even bigger changers coming May 2021

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you will have many questions.

A few questions you may have 

  1. How do I get out of pain?
  2. Where do I find someone to help me?
  3. Do I have to pay – I can’t afford a bunch of massages right now
  4. I can’t afford to be off of work right now

A few answers we have

  1. Come to Sync Therapy. We can help you reduce your pain with massage therapy and we have a large referral network for other therapists that will be able to help you recover fast.
  2. Well, we can help! If you’re still not sure, give us a call and we can chat for free. We can also a free 30 minute in-person conversation to make sure we’re the right fit for you. If for some odd-reason that we’re not a right fit for each, we’ll direct you to the right person – honest.
  3. No! ICBC covers 100% of the costs for massage therapy. The only time you’d have to pay is if you want a massage that’s longer than 60 minutes. Other than that, there’s not up front or hidden charges
  4. We get it! It is pretty important to get in for a massage early and have a team around you to help you feel better

It can be very overwhelming – especially if you have never dealt with an accident before or filed a claim with ICBC. It can be tough and confusing, even for us!

ICBC made changes on April 1, 2019 and are scheduled to make a larger change coming May 2021. The changes are going to be client-centric, this means you get the care you deserve.

There’s more of an emphasis on your recovery, so you have easier access to massage therapy, active rehab (athletic therapy or kinesiology), physiotherapy, and chiropractic!

We can help you guide you during this often confusing process

Your massage therapist understands this process, can answer your questions, and help you recover along the way with massage.

Daryl, your RMT, isn’t just a massage therapist but he’s also an Athletic Therapist. So once you’re feeling better and need a plan to build strength back up, he already knows your situation and can help you there too – covered by ICBC as well. 

If you’ve been in a car accident and have an ICBC active claim number, you are pre-approved for 12 Massage Therapy sessions. 

After a motor vehicle accident (MVA) many people experience whiplash, headaches, neck, back, extremity and even chronic pain. You may also experience changes to their mental health.

If you were involved in an MVA and have reported the incident to ICBC, you have access to massage therapy which can help you feel better.

We do suggest that you use the ICBC approved services right away after an accident, it will improve your recovery time, so it’s important to book a massage

If after the 12 sessions you need continued care, we work with you and ICBC to ensure you get the care and attention you deserve until you’re at maximal recovery.

We’re conveniently located in Downtown Victoria at 10-920 Johnson. It’s at the intersection of Quadra and Johnson in the same building as Alert First aid

Find out more about your ICBC Massage Therapist, Daryl

High Quality Standards

Besides being highly trained and skilled in their field, we take our personal and professional development seriously.

Educated & Experienced Team

Our therapist holds 3 designations in the field of massage therapy, athletic therapy, and holistic nutrition – ICBC covers only massage therapy and athletic therapy. This means that you get one therapist on your journey to recovery without the headache of dealing with a multiple therapists

Positive Reviews

Our clients mean the world to us and it shows in our sessions. This is why we often get raving reviews and referrals from our clients. Your comfort and experience with us is integral to your well-being and recovery. We make sure you understand why and what we’re doing to enhance your time with us

Client Centered

We work with you to formulate a specific treatment plan to help achieve you recover faster. Your well-being and your experience with Sync Therapy is incredibly important to us – we don’t take it lightly
A man sheds tears thinking about how to pay for massage therapy after a car accident

What is the process for an ICBC claim?

ICBC and insurance claims can be difficult to navigate – we break it down into a simple 4 step process

It’s suggested to keep an eye on ICBC’s website for the latest information, since they’re updating and making rather large changes – most likely for your benefit. They made big changes in April 2019 and are making bigger changes for May 2021.

As of right now, these are the simple steps to follow

Step 1 - Contact ICBC

First- if you’ve been injured in an accident the first step is to report your claim to ICBC. You can call them directly at ‘Dial–A-Claim’ 604-520-8222 or complete their easy online claims process.

Once you have your ICBC Insurance claim number you are eligible to start receiving Massage Therapy, Active Rehabilitation (Athletic Therapy), Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture services for your injuries.

Regardless of who is at fault, all parties involved in an automobile accident are eligible for ICBC treatment benefits.

Step 3 -Get treatment costs covered

If you have an ICBC claim, no matter who’s at fault, you get 12 pre-approved massage therapy sessions covered. You just need to use the 12 sessions 12 weeks after the date of the accident. We directly bill ICBC, so you don’t pay any upfront costs. Everybody recovers differently from an accident, it may require additional treatments after the 12 sessions. This is where we would work with your adjustor to figure out an effective plan

Step 4 - Remove the stress and focus on you

Let us take care of your health plan, paper work, and contacting ICBC. You focus what’s most important, you. Focus on your exercises, quality sleep, and quality foods to help with your recovery process

Frequently asked questions with massage therapy and ICBC

Our RMT offers massage therapy for all ICBC claims, here are a few common questions

Is your RMT covered by ICBC

Yes! Our massage therapist is covered by ICBC

Do you offer direct billing for ICBC massage therapy?

Yes! Our massage therapy clinic is approved to offer direct billing for all of RMT clients. You get 12 massage therapy sessions covered automatically

How do I book a massage with an ICBC claim?

  1. Go to our online booking page
  2. Find the massage therapy option
  3. Choose the initial massage therapy assessment
  4. Find a time that works for your schedule
  5. Fill out the intake forms
  6. Send us a quick email with your claim number or make a note on your file
  7. Enjoy the peace of mind that you’re covered!