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WorkSafeBC and Physiotherapy

WorkSafeBC and Physiotherapy
South Vancouver Physiotherapy Clinic is an approved physiotherapy provider in the WorkSafeBC Physiotherapy Network (WCB), and we accept WorkSafeBC claims.

WorkSafeBC provides coverage for physiotherapy treatments if you have been injured in the workplace and have an approved claim.


We are an approved physiotherapy provider in the WorkSafeBC Physiotherapy Network (WCB) and we can bill WorkSafeBC directly for your accepted claim.

 ICBC Claims

We bill ICBC directly for authorized treatments. We team up with your doctor and your adjuster to make sure you get all of the treatment you need. Learn more here.

We Offer Direct Billing to Your Extended Health Care Providers

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What can I expect from my first WorkSafeBC Physiotherapy visit?

Your physiotherapist will help you recover from your workplace injury, and show you how to prevent similar injuries from happening again. We will work with you to ensure that you can return to work as soon as you can safely do so.

During your fist visit at South Vancouver Physiotherapy Clinic, your physiotherapists will ask questions about your work, how your injury occurred and the limitations the injury has created at your workplace.

Your physiotherapist will assess your injury and explain the treatment process, as well as your role and responsibilities in your recovery.

Benefits of our WorkSafeBC Physiotherapy

   We are an approved physiotherapy provider in the WorkSafeBC Physiotherapy Network (WCB).
   We can bill WorkSafeBC directly for your accepted claim.
   We work with your doctor and WorkSafeBC to make sure you get all the treatments you need.

What Patients are Saying

  • The staff at this location is very professional and friendly. I have been a patient with Deepika for well over 1 Year .I am very happy with her knowledge and expertise she demontrates in her field. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, and my medical concerns have been well taken care of. Another bonus is the convenient location, where the service is being offered. I certainly recommend Deepika as a physiotherapist.

    Christina S. – Google review

  • I highly recommend South Vancouver Physio clinic! The staff are extremely welcoming and friendly. Deepika S has been treating my knee injury and after the first few sessions with her I could already see an improvement. She really takes her time and listens to you to understand where the problem areas are. She is great and I highly recommend seeing her.

    M O – Google review

  • I recently injured myself while doing the Grouse Grind. So, I decided to visit a physiotherapist to help with my recovery. I was very happy with the service and guidance that Jonathan provided. I highly recommend Jonathan and the team and South Vancouver Physiotherapy.

    Daniel M. – Google review

  • I strongly recommend this clinic. They primarily consider health, not money. Thanks for the good service, especially to my physiotherapist Deepika Shantaram Sawant!

    Ferhat Ç. – Google review

  • When I first attended South Vancouver Physiotherapy Clinic in 2016 I could barely lift my hand. Thanks to Deepika that has changed. The minute you walk in for your treatment there is a sense of warmth and genuine caring. Deepika is very kind and friendly and always takes her time. After every session, I feel the tremendous benefit of her treatment with the heavy feeling in my hand disappearing. She gives fantastic professional advice and Physio sessions.I highly recommend Deepika to many and will not hesitate to continue to do so. Thanks to Deepika for her incredible knowledge and dedication to her patients.

    Chandani M. – Google review

  • I am really glad to find this place, and Deepka as therapist, she has been really helpful and understanding my pain. My specialist has given up treating my foot pain but Deepka has fixed them. The staff are also helpful and friendly. This is conveniently located and open long hours so anyone needs to work seriously, this is the place to go.

    Michiyo S. – Google review

  • Thank you wonderful team at South Van Physio. Thank you Pratik Vyas for excellent treatment plan. Highly recommended for physio needs.

    Ps J. – Google review

  • Jonathan has been treating my tricky lower back and neck issues for seven years now and I won’t see anyone else! He takes the time to understand what is bothering me, and responds with an appropriate treatment plan – I always leave feeling better than when I arrived.

    J.A. – Google review

  • The staff were really friendly and my physiotherapist helped me recover with a work related injury. She’s very caring and kind, and I loved her taping. I highly recommend the services that South Van Physio has to offer.

    Patrick A. – Google review

  • Deepika Sawant’s service is exceptional! I come here for ICBC injury and I feel much improved after visiting her regularly since the last car accident. Everyone here is so friendly and very helpful! I also love the relaxing atmosphere as well. Can’t stop raving about Deepika and this clinic to all of my families and friends!

    Miri L. – Google review

  • I really love the service. Thanks to my physiotherapist Deepika she helped me a lot to recover from my accident and later my knee. I love her tapping and care she shows towards her patients. She is awesome. Thanks again!!!

    Steph J. – Google review

  • Quick note to say thank you. Finally, I feel some relief!! Feel so much better than I did when I walked in there today. Much appreciate the treatment.

    Parveen – Google review

  • Deepika Sawant is simply Amazing! Her combination of methods is brilliant and my condition is improved so much after 4 sessions. Deepika is very professional, knowledgable and approachable! It is so relaxing and fun to work with her! Definitely highly recommended! I will for sure continue my treatment with Deepika.

    Emily C. – Google review

  • Deepika Sawant helped me with my rotator cuff – especially her exercise program that consistently helped to relieve the pain and give me more mobility. Deepika’s smile, positive approach and kindness made every appointment very pleasant. All the staff at reception was very polite and gracious.

    Elena U. – Google review

+ Common Questions About WorkSafeBC Physiotherapy +

Do I need a doctor's referral before receiving treatment for a workplace injury?
No, you don’t need a doctor’s referral.
What do I need to know about fees and coverage?
When you report your injury to WorkSafeBC, you will receive a claim number, which you need to give to your physiotherapist together with your Care Card Number, Claim adjustor’s name and phone number, name and contact information of your employer, and date of injury.

Always ensure that you let your physiotherapist know that you are seeking treatment for a workplace related injury.

Accepted claims:
We can bill WorkSafeBC directly for accepted WorkSafeBC claims, and you will not have to pay any cost of your physiotherapy care.

Not accepted claims:
If your claim has not been accepted, then you are responsible for the full cost of your physiotherapy treatment. You may contact your extended health benefits provider to find out if your plan covers physiotherapy treatments.

Pending claims:
If your claim is pending, then your initial session of physiotherapy is still covered by WorkSafeBC (providing the injury is less than 60 days old). However, you will need to pay for any subsequent physiotherapy treatments upfront until you receive a decision on your claim.

If your WorkSafeBC claim is accepted after you have privately paid for subsequent physiotherapy treatments, then we will bill WorkSafeBC directly and reimburse you for any money paid.

If your WorkSafeBC claim is not accepted after you have privately paid for subsequent physiotherapy treatments and WorkSafeBC only covers your initial visit, we cannot reimburse you for your subsequent physiotherapy treatments. However, you may contact your extended health benefits provider to enquire if they will cover your physiotherapy treatments under your extended health benefits plan.

What are common workplace injuries and when can I expect to return to work ?
Injuries in the workplace are common, and can involve any part of the body. Typical injuries include low back strains/sprains, contusions, muscle strains, repetitive strains, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and occasionally bone fractures.

Both your doctor and your physiotherapist will work with you to determine when you might be able to return to work. This may include returning to your regular job with temporary modifications in e.g. hours and tasks, as well as return-to-work programs.