Rehabilitation

FCHS or SMGH Newbury or Strathroy, Ontario

519-245-1550

Monday7:30am to 3:30pm

Tuesday7:30am to 3:30pm

Wednesday7:30am to 3:30pm

Thursday7:30am to 3:30pm

Friday7:30am to 3:30pm

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Rehabilitation services – for those recovering from accidents or illness – are provided for outpatients and inpatients.

Physiotherapy

This department offers rehabilitation services including mobilizations, manipulations, acupuncture, gym and conditioning programs, and treatment of injury or disease through physical means. The department has particular strengths in orthopedics and the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, and geriatric rehabilitation. A doctor’s referral is required to access physiotherapy services and patients are prioritized for urgency.

Students: The physiotherapy department accepts physiotherapy and occupational therapy students who are in training and completing their clinical requirements.

Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy (OT) service promotes functional independence by using activity analysis to determine treatments. The therapist provides service to clients with neurological deficits, orthopaedic conditions and palliative diagnoses and is experienced in geriatric rehabilitation.

The OT provides upper extremity and cognitive and perceptual programs along with wheelchair and walker assessments and prescription. The OT is a registered authorizer with the Assistive Devices Program, seating and mobility division.

Caregivers can also contact OT regarding recommendations for home and community accessibility including equipment for bathrooms, ramps and other home modifications.

Students: The Occupational Therapy service accepts occupational therapy students who are in training and completing their clinical requirements.

Speech Language Pathology

Speech Language Services are available for inpatients who are experiencing communication and/or swallowing difficulties. These services are also available to adult outpatients on a limited basis. The speech-language pathologist is a registered ADP authorizer for communication devices. A doctor’s referral is needed to access both inpatient and outpatient services.