What is Active Rehab?

Active Rehabilitation addresses body movement, performance and function. Our specialists offer one-on-one sessions and show you active rehabilitation techniques such as exercise plans and stretches to help address your injuries. As your condition improves, your kinesiologist will change the active rehab therapies to address your needs. Our active rehabilitation specialists help educate you throughout the entire process so that you can continue your exercises independently. ​

What to expect from active rehab at Mountainview Health & Wellness?

Initial Assessment

This is a head to toe assessment that can last from 1.5 to 2 hours that measures many things such as your range of motion, flexibility, strength, muscle endurance and cardiovascular fitness. In addition, specific tests of the injured areas are done. A comprehensive report is written and can be sent to the referring doctor, ICBC, and the patient’s lawyer if required.

Treatment Plan

Based on the initial assessment, a treatment plan is formulated that is appropriate to your capabilities, fitness level, injuries and rehabilitation goals. You are also educated on proper posture, pathology of soft tissue injuries, lifting techniques, nutrition, etc. If you are not working then a work conditioning program can be started where you will attend active rehab sessions anywhere from 1-4 hours per day, 5 times per week, for 4-6 weeks, depending on your assessment, current conditioning and the demands of your job. If you are working, then you can attend active rehab sessions for 1 hour daily, 3 times per week in addition to using a computer assisted home exercise program that considers your injuries, current physical capabilities, range of motion of uninjured and injured areas and rehabilitation goals. In addition, stability exercises are also given to improve core and extremity stability and strength.


Once you are on a gradual return to work schedule, you can attend followed up active rehabilitation sessions for approximately 1 hour daily, 2 to 3 times per week until they return to work full time with follow up on an “as needed” basis. We strive to get the patient back to work full time if possible. Problem cases are directed back to the referring doctor for appropriate follow-up work or further referrals.

How can Active Rehab help me?

Active rehab can be immensely beneficial in addressing a variety of physical concerns and improving overall well-being. Through targeted exercises and interventions, active rehab aims to enhance posture and body mechanics, promoting better alignment and reducing the risk of injuries. By targeting muscular imbalances and weaknesses, active rehab helps to strengthen muscles, improving stability and reducing pain and discomfort, particularly after motor vehicle accidents or sports injuries. Additionally, active rehab can effectively manage chronic or new sports injuries by addressing underlying issues and promoting healing. By focusing on restoring range of motion and addressing soft tissue injuries, active rehab helps individuals regain mobility and function. Furthermore, active rehab enhances stability, flexibility, and exercise tolerance through gentle physical conditioning, empowering individuals to lead active and healthy lifestyles.

Active Rehab Benefits can include:

  • Improved posture and body mechanics.
  • Reduced muscular imbalances and weaknesses.
  • Decreased pain and discomfort, especially after injuries.
  • Effective management of sports injuries, both chronic and acute.
  • Restored range of motion and flexibility.
  • Enhanced stability and balance.
  • Increased exercise tolerance and endurance.
  • Promotion of overall physical well-being and functionality.
  • Empowerment to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • Support for injury prevention and long-term health maintenance.


Active rehab empowers individuals to take control of their physical health and well-being, fostering strength, mobility, and resilience for a vibrant and active lifestyle.