Physiotherapists are health care professionals who are skilled in the assessment and management of a broad range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems.

The physiotherapists at MICs Group of Health Services, in close collaboration with their assistants, use their in-depth knowledge of the body and their specialized hands-on skills to help patients increase mobility, relieve pain, build strength, restore and increase range of motion in joints, improve balance and maximize cardiorespiratory function. 

All Physiotherapists at MICs Group of Health Services are licensed by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. 

Physiotherapy may be provided during your hospital stay if your physician initiates a physiotherapy referral. The benefits of physiotherapy may include improved mobility, pain management, improved range of motion and strength, improved cardiorespiratory function, enhanced balance and coordination and prevention of injury/condition recurrence. Some examples of conditions that physiotherapists can help include persistent pain, heart and lung disease, amputations, arthritic joints, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord and nerve injury, cancer, and pre- and post-surgical education and rehabilitation.

Outpatient Physiotherapy is available under the Bundled Care model for total hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgery.

There is a Private Physiotherapy clinic, called Lyrette Physiotherapy, that operates out of the Anson General Hospital Physiotherapy department. Patients from all communities may access this clinic. There is a fee for this service.


Bundled Care is a funding model where a group of health care providers receives a single payment to cover all the needs of a patient’s care for a specific health issue. The bundled care funding model applies to patients in Ontario having joint replacement surgery on that joint for the first time (primary joint replacement surgery). This typically includes total hip, knee and shoulder replacements. The funding pathway includes your initial pre-operative visit, surgery, your hospital stay, and your post-operative physiotherapy. The hospital that performs your surgery is called the ‘Bundle Holder’. The Bundle Holder will transfer funds to your local hospital to provide post-operative physiotherapy in your home community.

If you are having a revision surgery or other surgery, you are not in the Bundled Care model and will need to access Private Physiotherapy or you may qualify for OHIP-funded Physiotherapy at a Community Physiotherapy Clinic.

Your surgeon will provide you with a referral that indicates that your physiotherapy falls under the Bundled Care Model. This may be sent directly to your local hospital or you may receive a paper copy. You can contact the hospital where you will have surgery to inquire about this.

MICs Group of Health Services staff Physiotherapists (i.e. Hospital Physiotherapists) will provide physiotherapy services in Cochrane, Iroquois Falls and Matheson. This may be in an individual or group format and may involve the use of Physiotherapist Assistants.

There are specific guidelines for when physiotherapy will start depending on the surgery you have had. Usually, therapy starts 1-4 weeks after surgery. This will be indicated on your referral. Your Physiotherapist will assess you and prescribe specific exercises, provide recommendations and/or perform hands-on techniques to improve your pain, strength and movement. The frequency of visits to physiotherapy will depend on the progress you are making and your ability to exercise independently.

Unfortunately, MICs Group of Health Services will no longer be offering physiotherapy at no cost. Only patients who fall under the Bundled Care model can be seen by Hospital Physiotherapists. 

Patients may choose to attend the Private Physiotherapy clinic (Lyrette Physiotherapy) located at Anson General Hospital or another private clinic of their choosing.

Over the years (1990s, 2004, 2005, 2013) OHIP has removed/reduced funded outpatient physiotherapy services. 

Community Physiotherapy Clinics (CPCs) can deliver OHIP-funded physiotherapy for seniors, youth and some other patients. 

You will need a referral from a doctor or a nurse practitioner to access this physiotherapy at no cost. For more information including eligibility criteria and a list of clinics visit:

MICs Group of Health Services cannot support or endorse any specific physiotherapy clinic. All patients have the right to attend a Physiotherapy clinic of their choosing.

Lyrette Physiotherapy is a privately owned business operating out of Anson General Hospital effective April 15, 2024. 

For information about other options for physiotherapy, patients can use the ‘Find a Physiotherapist’ tool on the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario website:

You will have to pay out of pocket for Private Physiotherapy. If you have third-party insurance or extended health benefits, this may cover all or some of this cost. 

Individuals who require in-home physiotherapy can contact Home and Community Care Support Services at 1-800-461-3919 or visit:

No, Lyrette Physiotherapy is a privately owned and operated business that is not affiliated with MICs Group of Health Services, its staff Physiotherapists, or Physiotherapist Assistants. 

You can contact Lyrette Physiotherapy via phone at 705-272-3335 or fax at 705-272-3339. 

You can also visit their website at:

No, you do not need a physician’s referral to access private physiotherapy services.

However, if you have extended healthcare benefits, your insurance company may require a referral for reimbursement of treatment costs.

Bingham Memorial Hospital

705-273-2424 ext. 1119
fax: 705-272-7459

Anson General Hospital

705-258-3911 ext. 3325
fax: 705-272-7459

Lady Minto Hospital

705-272-7200 ext. 2225
fax: 705-272-7488

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