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.

Inpatient Services

Occupational therapists (OT) work with patients to become as independent as possible by practicing self-care such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and grooming. OT’s address concerns with memory, thinking, and ensure that patients can safely manage daily activities (e.g., managing banking, medications, meal preparation, etc.) prior to being discharged. OT’s can provide recommendations and solutions for home safety, equipment needs, and seating requirements.

Outpatient Services

Outpatient occupational therapy at Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) provides post injury and surgical care and education to QCH patients recovering from or preparing for acute musculoskeletal injury, orthopedic surgery, broken bones, and total joint replacement surgery (i.e. total hip and total knee replacement surgeries). Click here to access Total Joint Replacement prehab videos and information.

    • Location: Outpatient Rehabilitation Services is located in James Beach Wing (west entrance), Level 1 (lower level).
    • Phone: 613-721-2000 ext. 4707 

You must be referred by a QCH orthopedic physician to obtain the services of this clinic OR appropriate referral from Bundle Holder Partner Physician (Total Joint Replacement).