Hours & Contact Information
Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 (closed from 12:00 – 1:00)
Location: Main floor, hallway between the inpatient unit and the cafeteria Phone:
Contact: Phone: 223-8201 ext 1265; Fax: 223-8478
The Rehabilitation Department is staffed by 6 physiotherapists, 5 occupational therapists, 2 rehabilitation assistants and 1 rehabilitation clerk.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with people who are affected by injury or disease to help them improve their ability to function in their daily lives. OT can assess the need for equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers and can fabricate splints and orthotics. They can suggest alternative ways of carrying out daily activities and also assess living and working spaces to ensure accessibility and functional living.
Physiotherapists work with people who are affected by injury or disease to improve movement and function and reduce pain. Physiotherapists use exercise, mobilization and adjuncts such as heat, ultrasound, TENS and acupuncture to accomplish the patient’s goals.
The Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists assess and treat patients who are in the hospital, outpatients and people in their homes.
Physiotherapists and occupational therapists are part of the care team for inpatients. The therapists assess the patient to identify the problems and set treatment goals with the patient. Patients, their families and therapists are partners in the treatment plan, along with other members of the healthcare team.
I am on a waiting list for therapy? How long will I have to wait?
Patient referrals are prioritized. It is our goal to see high priority patients within 5 business days. Some of those conditions that require treatment as soon as possible are: fractures, after cast removal, orthopedic surgeries, hand injury, recent strokes, severe sciatica or neck pain that radiates down the arm.
Patients with chronic pain or conditions that have persisted and are not changing rapidly are on a wait list for service.
The waitlist is too long: are there other options for physiotherapy service?
Physioquest at 156 Lakeside Drive is a private practice. Patients who have extended health benefits through their employer may consider this private practice. The phone number is 223-2732.
Mobility equipment and the Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
Occupational Therapists assess patients who need mobility equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs or scooters. The therapist will determine which equipment will best meet the needs of the patient, do a series of measurements and then write an application for that equipment.