Physiotherapy helps people maintain or restore their physical abilities to perform everyday activities, work or a leisure activity. It helps people regain their autonomy and quality of life. 

Physiotherapists do the following:

  • Treat problems resulting from injuries, illnesses or disabilities;
  • Assess patients’ conditions and make diagnoses;
  • Set rehabilitation goals;
  • Propose treatment plans;
  • Support patients in their recovery.

Who can receive physiotherapy services?

  • Children, adults and seniors whose faculties are reduced due to an injury, illness or impairment
  • Inpatients and outpatients

How to request physiotherapy services

Must be referred by a physician.

Inpatient services

Physiotherapists provide care to inpatients on the Medical, Surgical, Intensive Care, and Short-Term Rehabilitation units. They assess and treat patients to help them restore their abilities. Physiotherapists also help plan patient discharges for a safe return home.

Outpatient services

Physiotherapists provide outpatient services to persons with problems related to bones, muscles and joints, especially after surgery. They also provide services at the joint replacement assessment clinic, fall prevention clinic and in the cardiovascular and pulmonary health departments.

Physiotherapists provide their services in various other sectors as well, including the following:

  • Preschool and community pediatrics;
  • Bariatrics;
  • Preop consultations in orthopedics;
  • Treatment of chronic pain and swelling;
  • Neurological rehabilitation;
  • Treatment of balance disorders;
  • Rehabilitation after amputation;
  • Training of physiotherapy students and other health professionals.