Rehabilitation Services consists of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy provision throughout all areas of the hospital, as well as a specific acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. Physiotherapists provide assessment, treatment and education to inpatients and out-patients with movement dysfunction.
Classes for patients who have had total joint replacements are held in the Physiotherapy Department and on the Inpatient Unit. Therapy focuses on attaining the maximal level functionally possible through pain control, enhancement of strength and balance, and gaining range of motion.
Patients experiencing difficulty with functional activities are seen by Occupational Therapy staff. Occupational Therapists (OT) consider the interaction between the person, the environment and the occupation when identifying problem areas in the performance of daily activities. Together with the patient and their family, OT’s complete assessments, interventions and education, while maintaining a holistic and client centered approach. Therapeutic intervention is activity-based and goal-oriented, working on performance in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure. Occupational therapy services are provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Champlain MSK Program
Patients booked for total joint replacement are seen pre-operatively for education and equipment requirements.
Speech and Language Pathology
The Speech and Language Pathology Team provides assessment, treatment, and education to in- and outpatients. Services are aimed at maintaining, rehabilitating, or augmenting oral motor, communication, and swallowing functions. Video-fluoroscopic swallowing assessments for in and outpatients are completed in conjunction with the Diagnostic Imaging Department. A physician’s referral is required for outpatients who are seen for swallowing, neurogenic language, and neurogenic motor speech disorders.
The 25 bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit provides rehabilitation for patients recovering from orthopedic surgery, stroke, fractures, respiratory and neurological disorders and other conditions. Patients are cared for in an environment, which enables them to prepare for discharge, working with the interdisciplinary team to fulfill their goals. The team includes medical and nursing staff as well as allied health professionals. The unit has a gym, dining room, and teaching kitchen and bathroom so that patients can work on all areas of need to be able to return to their optimum level of function. Discharge planning, including links to community services and resources, is an important part of the care planning.