Physiotherapy after a work accident (CNESST)

Physiotherapy after a work accident (CNESST)

Have you suffered a bodily injury as a result of a workplace accident, and your doctor has prescribed physiotherapy interventions in your medical report? We can help you!


Following a work accident, your doctor may prescribe physiotherapy to optimize your function.

These treatments are fully covered by the CNESST (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail). Our team of physiotherapists and physiotherapy technologists have the expertise to assist you after an injury that occurred in a work setting.

Through an evaluation of your condition and close collaboration between the physiotherapists, physical rehabilitation technologists, and yourself, an intervention plan will be proposed to help you regain your abilities.

Call us at 450 430 4459 to verify if our team can meet your needs.

TREATED CONDITIONS (not exhaustive):

  • Cervical, thoracic, or lumbar sprain;
  • Herniated disc;
  • Shoulder sprain, bursitis, tendonitis, dislocation/subluxation;
  • Rotator cuff tear in the shoulder;
  • Elbow sprain, bursitis, tendonitis, tear;
  • Hand sprain, tendonitis;
  • Hip bursitis, tendonitis;
  • Knee sprain, bursitis, tendonitis;
  • Ankle sprain;
  • Any ligament or muscle injuries;
  • Mild traumatic brain injury.


After your work accident and to be eligible for physiotherapy treatments, make sure to follow the steps prescribed by the CNESST:

  • Notify your employer of the accident;
  • Complete the Worker's Claim Form of the CNESST (see the attached link: CNESST Worker's Claim Form)
  • Consult a doctor of your choice;
  • Ensure that the doctor provides you with a medical certificate that will open your file with the CNESST and justify any work stoppage or work-related modifications, if necessary;
  • According to medical recommendations, you may be a candidate for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and/or acupuncture treatments, which should be indicated on the medical certificate; Submit the medical certificate to your employer;
  • Call or visit our branch with the medical certificate, and an evaluation appointment can be scheduled with you as soon as possible.


You have the right to choose your rehabilitation facility. If you wish to transfer your care to our team to benefit from our services or if you would like to receive occupational therapy and physiotherapy treatments under one roof with us, a clinic transfer can take place. You will only need your most recent medical prescription, and we can quickly take care of your file.

For more information about our operations at Physiothérapie Boisbriand, call us at 450 430 4459.

For more information about occupational therapy following a work accident, please refer to the CNESST website: CNESST - What to Do If You Have a Work Accident