Whiplash Associated Disorder
(Category 2, Quebec Task Force)
Physiotherapy Utilization Ontario
Insurance Commission, November 24, 1997
Commissioner's Guideline No. 2/97
Acute Phase(0 - 6 weeks post injury)
Subacute Phase(6 - 12 weeks post injury)
Rehabilitation Chronic Phase (> 12 weeks post injury) (Patient not working)
Rehabilitation Chronic Phase (> 12 weeks post injury) (Patient at work)
Clinical Intervention
1. Pain Control 

2. Injury specific exercise/ education

3. Promote early return to usual activities, including work

1. Injury specific exercise/ education 

2. Work preparation activities 

3. Pain control as required

Specialized programs, e.g. 

1. Work Conditioning (W.C.) 

2. Work Hardening (W.H.) 

3. Chronic Pain Management (C.P.M.) 

1. Injury specific exercise/educ. 

2. Pain control as required.

Duration
Up to six weeks Up to six weeks W.C. and W.H. - 8 weeks 

C.P.M. - 12 weeks

Up to 6 weeks
Total visits
Up to 18 Up to 30 W.C. and W.H. - 40 

C.P.M. - 60

Up to 30 
 

Further consultation and agreement with insurer at 6 weeks, Specialized assessment (F.C.E. / I.E.) at 12 weeks.
 

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