The hospital retains the services of a full-time registered physiotherapist and a physiotherapy assistant who provide rehabilitation services to complex continuing care patients, in-patients, as well as out-patients. Wherever possible, patients are guided and taught how to manage their own recovery from, or adjustment to dysfunction or disability, with an aim to empower independence. The majority of the workload covers 3 major areas:
- Sprains, strains, joint replacement
- Strokes, spinal cord injuries
- Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, cardiac rehab
The department has a variety of equipment to assist in the rehabilitation of patients, and a strong emphasis is placed on home exercise to assist individuals in regaining maximum function.
Please note that with the emergence of COVID-19, we have had to make some changes to our out-patient services. Moving forward, out-patient services for physiotherapy must be requisitioned by the referring physician’s office. The hospital will then contact the patient directly to schedule an appointment.