Have you ever been injured in a road accident in Victoria? If so, you know how overwhelming the aftermath can be. From dealing with the physical pain to navigating the legal process, it can be a lot to handle on your own.
When it comes to road accidents, injuries can range from minor bruises to severe trauma. Regardless of the severity, it is crucial to seek proper medical attention and rehabilitation to ensure a full recovery. This is where TAC (Transport and accident commission) physio comes in.
Physiotherapy is a TAC-approved allied health professional service that focuses on treating injuries sustained in road accidents. Physiotherapists provide personalised care and rehabilitation programs tailored to each individual’s needs. If you’re a driver, rider, passenger, or pedestrian injured on the road in Victoria, TAC Physio is an option to help you get back on your feet and regain your quality of life. You are eligible for physio even if you were at fault in the crash.
What is TAC?
If you have been injured in a transport accident, TAC is a Victorian Government-owned institution that can help. The TAC receives monies from Victorian motor vehicle registration fees to carry out its tasks of road safety promotion and road trauma support.
The TAC is responsible for providing support and compensation to people who have been injured in transport accidents in Victoria.
If you have been injured and have been assigned an approved TAC claim number, TAC will cover the cost of your physiotherapy services during the first 90 days following your injury, without the need to submit a treatment request.
Who is eligible for TAC physiotherapy?
TAC physiotherapy is available to people who have been injured in a transport accident in Victoria, regardless of fault. This includes drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.
How to access TAC physiotherapy
To access TAC physiotherapy, you will need to:
- Lodge a claim with the TAC. You can do this online or by calling 1300 654 329.
- Once you have a claim number, call your preferred physio and make a booking. You do not need a referral from your GP
TAC physiotherapy treatment
Accidents happen; if you are involved in a transportation accident, it is critical that you receive the assistance you require.
If you were in a car accident, you could have suffered significant injuries to almost any portion of your body. Back discomfort is common after an injury, along with neck, knee, shoulder, foot and ankle, hand and wrist pain, as well as soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, and bruises.
Acute injuries can cause extreme pain and have a negative impact on your quality of life. Chronic pain is a common complaint when people do not obtain appropriate care following a transportation accident. Chronic pain management is critical for overall quality of life improvement.
The benefits of TAC physiotherapy after a road accident injury
Seeing a physiotherapist may provide road accident-injured individuals with a variety of advantages, including:
- Comprehensive assessment, therapy, and continuing monitoring tailored to their specific needs throughout the rehabilitation process.
- The emphasis is on rehabilitation and aid in remaining or returning to all aspects of everyday life, not just employment
What is the role of physiotherapy in an accident?
It assists patients in overcoming the pain, stiffness, and impaired movement caused by accidents, allowing them to resume their daily routine. Physiotherapy can also be used as a preventative measure. It minimises additional damage and consequences by enhancing the patient’s flexibility, strength, and mobility.
What to expect at your first TAC physiotherapy appointment
At your first appointment, your physiotherapist will assess your injuries and develop a treatment plan for you. Your treatment plan may include:
- Manual therapy, such as massage, dry needling and stretching
- Exercise therapy
- Education and advice on how to manage your injuries
How much does TAC physiotherapy cost?
TAC will pay for reasonable treatment costs for a specific claim. Our practice has extensive experience in submitting the necessary paperwork to TAC for accident-related injuries.
At Your Story Physiotherapy, we understand that recovering from an injury sustained on the road in Victoria can be challenging. That’s why we offer no gap TAC physiotherapy treatment for those who have an approved TAC Claim
$0 Out of Pocket TAC Physio at Your Story Physiotherapy
If you or someone you know has been injured on the road in Victoria, you need to call us! We are the Rehab Clinic in Sunshine. As a $0 Out of Pocket TAC physiotherapy provider, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care and support to our clients.
If you have been injured as a result of a transport accident in Victoria, contact us today to learn more about how TAC physiotherapy can help you.
Book a Free Phone Assessment today, and one of our experienced physiotherapists will tailor a rehabilitation program to fit your needs.