MVA Physio

Our MVA Physiotherapists and admin staff are familiar with the procedures involving insurance-funded treatment following a motor vehicle accident.  At Trained Physio and Fitness, we help many patients involved in car accidents, supporting them through all stages of their rehabilitation.

Our experienced Physiotherapists are trained to accurately assess and treat motor vehicle accident patients and associated injuries.  We will develop an individualized Treatment Management Plans for every patient, backed by evidence-based practices.

We understand it can be a difficult time for anyone who has experienced a motor vehicle accident and is in pain or who has functional limitations as a result of the accident. At Trained Physio and Fitness, we have an onsite rehabilitation facility dedicated to any patients requiring exercise-based programs as part of their rehabilitation process.

What do I need before my MVA Physio consultation?

  1. Review from a Medical Professional
  2. Referral for Physiotherapy from your GP
  3. Claim Acceptance letter from the Insurance Commission of Western Australian (ICWA)
  4. Approved Claim Number
  5. Case Managers full name and contact details including phone number and email
  6. Any other medical documentation associated with your injury including reports, scans, MRI results etc.

MVA Physio Treatment FAQ's

MVA physiotherapy generally involves a combination of hands-on manual treatment and an exercise rehabilitation programme (often including self-management strategies to assist with your recovery at home) in order to relieve pain and improve your range of motion.  If you are one of Tailored Physio and Fitness’s MVA physio patients, your physiotherapist will work out a personalised Treatment Management Plan for your rehabilitation after your accident.

Our MVA physio in Perth will help with pain relief, improve your mobility and musculoskeletal functionality and get you on the road to a strong recovery (and back to work sooner!)

A car accident can result in various injuries which require physiotherapy, the most common being whiplash.  Other musculoskeletal complaints after a motor vehicle accident can include pain or stiffness in the lower back, shoulder, wrist, arms, foot and ankle, as well as joint sprains, bone fractures, herniated discs and broken ribs.  Physio is a proven way of alleviating the pain and restoring mobility in a wide range of injuries which may be sustained in an MVA.

You will need to consult your GP first before seeking MVA physiotherapy.  If the doctor recommends that your injury should be treated by a physio, they will provide you with a medical certificate and a letter of referral.  Remember, some symptoms such as pain and stiffness may only be evident a few days after the accident.

Yes.  Your doctor will need to complete a medical certificate and give you a referral, plus you need to have lodged your claim with your insurance company before attending your first session of MVA physio in Perth.

You’ll need:

  • A review from a medical professional
  • A referral for physiotherapy from your GP
  • The Claim Acceptance letter from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA)
  • The approved claim number
  • The Case Manager’s full name and contact details including their phone number and email address
  • Any other medical documentation associated with your injury including reports, scans, MRI results etc.

While this may sound like a lot of documentation, the process is quite straightforward.  The team at Trained Physio & Fitness in Perth has extensive experience in MVA physio and they will happily answer any questions you have about your claim and your treatment.

Your level of cover depends on the insurer and the type of insurance policy you hold.

The number of sessions you will require will depend on your individual situation.  Our skilled MVA physios in Perth will do a full assessment of your injury and draw up a personalised treatment plan which will include the scope of your physio treatment.  Sometimes a single session is sufficient, whilst other patients require multiple visits to the physio plus at-home exercises.

Most definitely!  Physio is an evidence-based, safe and effective strategy for pain management and rehabilitation and the results speak for themselves.  If you’ve had a car accident and are in pain or struggling with musculoskeletal mobility issues, and you’re covered by insurance and have a doctor’s referral for MVA physio, then you should most definitely make an appointment.

MVA physiotherapy is no different from ‘regular’ physiotherapy which targets the specific area/s of the body which have been impacted in order to relieve pain, promote recovery, restore movement and increase strength.  The name ‘MVA Physio’ simply refers to treatment given to patients following a car accident.  Techniques and modalities that may be used include hands-on manual and massage therapy, tailored exercises, postural advice and the use of proven, safe technologies such as ultrasound.


If you’ve been injured in a car accident and are in need of some MVA physiotherapy in Perth, you’re at the right place.  We have years of experience with MVA physio and our skilled team will help you make a strong and full recovery.  Call 08 9325 7602 today or book an appointment online.

Remember, you can choose your own MVA Physio in Perth.  You don’t have to go to the one your insurer suggests.

Need more information?

If you are unsure of what steps to take or need more information, please call our friendly staff on 08 9325 7602.

The Insurance Comission of Western Australia (ICWA) website provides all the relevant information on what to do if you have an injury:

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