The Rehabilitation Therapy Centre is located on your left as you enter the main entrance at PCH on Level 1, opposite Registration. It includes Seniors’ Day Rehabilitation, which has its own entrance off the main lobby. Within these spaces there are private therapy areas, consultation spaces and specialized equipment to support the range of therapeutic activities provided to patients and clients.
Accident Recovery Centre (ARC)
The Accident Recovery Centre (ARC) serves clients who have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident with an active claim and approval from an auto insurer. Physician referral is required. The ARC offers inter-professional, individualized assessment, injury-specific treatment, functionally oriented exercises, education and prevention with the aim of restoring clients to their pre-accident status.
Occupational Therapy Musculoskeletal/Neurological Service
The Occupational Therapy Musculoskeletal/Neurological Service is designed to optimize independence in activities of daily living including self-care, productivity and leisure. Referrals are accepted for patients with a variety of musculoskeletal or neurological conditions. Therapists meet with patients to assess their level of function in activities of daily living, make recommendations for equipment, strategies and adaptive devices and educate the patient and significant others. Physician referral required.
Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal/Neurological Service
The Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal/Neurological Service provides Physiotherapy intervention to improve strength, motor control and balance to improve functional mobility with an emphasis on education, prevention and self-management. Physician referral required.
Respiratory – Airway Clearance Service
The Respiratory – Airway Clearance Service provides assessment of patients who are experiencing sputum clearance issues. Provides teaching of airway clearance techniques.
Respiratory Rehabilitation Service
The Respiratory Rehabilitation Service is open to patients with Respiratory Disease with functional limitations and shortness of breath. Patients should not be experiencing cardiac or orthopedic issues that would preclude intensive exercise. Participants must be motivated to participate and have quit smoking or making significant attempt to quit. Patients must be able to attend the clinic 3 times per week for 12 weeks or 3 weeks full time as an inpatient. This service promotes the concept of disease self-management by providing assessment, treatment, inter-professional education and follow-up to patients with respiratory diseases who are optimally medically managed and who continue to experience functional limitations and shortness of breath.
Seniors’ Day Rehabilitation
Seniors’ Day Rehabilitation is for frail older adults with complex health issues, including:
- A decline in coping and/or managing day to day activities
- Mobility challenges
- Recent falls or fear of falling
- Medication concerns
- Multiple hospital admissions or Emergency Department visits
- Mood/memory/thinking changes as part of other health changes
- Recent unexplained changes in health status
- Changes in swallowing and/or nutritional status
Appropriate candidates are those with the potential to adequately improve functional loss in avoidance of repeat Emergency Department visits, inpatient admission or admission to long term care. Patients may come from hospital or the community directly but no longer require nursing care, are able to be managed at home and live close enough to be able to participate in ambulatory services. Patients requiring greater than mild to moderate assistance with toileting or transfers, exhibiting wandering, exit seeking or aggressive behaviours are not appropriate for this service.
Seniors Day Rehabilitation offers inter-professional assessment and intervention for community-dwelling seniors who have experienced a recent functional loss or decline in coping and/or managing day to day activities. Evidence based care includes the provision of time-limited, inter-professional therapeutic services two to five times per week for cognitive needs, continence, self-care, mobility, nutrition and swallowing, chronic disease management, driving concerns and secondary prevention.
Speech Language Pathology Outpatient Service
The Speech Language Pathology Outpatient Service is open to clients 18 years or older with an acquired neurogenic communication disorder. The Service provides assessment, therapy, education and counseling for adults who have an acquired communication impairment with the goal of improving the patient’s functional communication in his/her environment.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Service
The Vestibular Rehabilitation Service supports adult patients diagnosed with vertigo, motion sensitivity, imbalance and/or gaze stability impairments secondary to either a peripheral vestibular deficit or central cause such as traumatic brain injury.