Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services include assessment and treatment of clients with physical and cognitive difficulties resulting from accident, illness, injury, disability or aging. They treat clients of all ages to reduce pain and improve their movement and function. They help promote their clients overall wellbeing and provide rehabilitation to improve and restore strength, mobility, movement and function.
Physiotherapy treatment includes education, exercise, and manual therapy components. Depending on the client’s condition, this may include mobilization, manual therapy, techniques and modalities to reduce pain, acupuncture, techniques to improve heart and lung function and cardiac conditioning, and therapeutic exercise.
Occupational Therapists look at occupation as everything people do in their daily lives, including looking after themselves (self-care), enjoying life (leisure), and contributing to the community (work/productivity). Occupational therapists assess all factors that influence the clients’ ability to function including ageing, memory, physical and environmental limitations. Occupational therapy treatment includes education, therapeutic activity, custom splints, and recommendations for equipment and techniques to improve a client’s function such as wheelchairs, bathing, dressing, and kitchen aids.
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services are available to in-patient and out-patient clients’ at all three South Shore Health Hospitals. Referrals may be made through a clients’ family physician, specialist, care provider or client self referral. Contact Rehabilitation Services Reception at 527-2215
Community Based Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists visit clients in their home who are not able to come to the hospital and require consultation, assessment and recommendations for help with activities of daily living, equipment, and therapeutic home exercise programs.