Care, treatment and rehabilitation

Care, treatment and rehabilitation


Just as important as compensation for pain and suffering is ensuring that the proper level of care, treatment and rehabilitation is available for as long as needed. Family and friends should not be burdened with responsibility for providing long term care.

The following professionals are just some of the team that may need to be involved with care, treatment and rehabilitation of a catastrophically injured person:

Speech therapist

To assist with recovering the ability to communicate effectively.

Occupational therapist

To put in place the services required to return a victim to gainful employment.

Personal care provider

To assist with activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, grooming, dressing and mobility.

Homemaking assistant

To help with household tasks including housecleaning, gardening, cooking and home maintenance.


To restore range of movement and functional capacity and to help those with permanent disabilities prevent further damage, atrophy or wasting of muscles.


To diagnose and treat neuromuscular problems, restore proper function and reduce pain, most often through manual adjustment and therapeutic manipulation of the spine and joints.

Massage therapist

To relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, reduce stress and increase relaxation. A massage therapist uses pressure, tension, motion, or vibration to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body.


To improve the efficiency and performance of the human body by rehabilitating, managing, maintaining and enhancing human movement. They establish the body’s priority healing needs, and evaluate energy changes brought about by a broad spectrum of therapeutic procedures.

Aqua therapist

To provide treatments and assist with exercises performed in water for physical rehabilitation, fitness, relaxation and other therapeutic benefit.

Orthotist / prosthetist

To fabricate, fasten, repair and maintain prostheses and orthoses.

Chiropractor adjusting woman's spine
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