External Rehab and PART Program

February 5, 2018 – The External Rehab Clinic (Physiotherapy) has moved to its new location in Block B, Level 0. View the hospital plan.

Physiotherapy helps children and adults regain muscle strength, mobility and flexibility or adapt to their condition following an accident or illness. Physiotherapists provide treatments, education, and advice for health prevention and health promotion programs adapted to patients’ individual needs.

The PART (Prevention of Accidents, Rehabilitation and Therapy) Program responds to the needs of employees and employers in the region. The goal of this program is to prevent workplace accidents through education and to help employees who have been injured as a result of an accident in the workplace.

Who do we serve?

  • Children 6 years and older and adults who need physical rehabilitation following an accident or illness
  • Adults with orthopedic, cardiac or neurological issues
  • Employees who have been injured as a result of a workplace accident or accident on the road (PART program)

How to access our services?

  • You must have a referral from your family physician or other healthcare professional in order to schedule an appointment.

About The Program

What to bring

  • Valid Health card
  • Medical history
  • Referral or recommendation from your surgeon
  • List of medications
  • List of questions for your physiotherapist

Upon arrival

  • Please use the new Main Entrance and take the elevator down to Level 0.
  • Register at the self-serve kiosk at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

First visit

  • The therapist will undertake a complete evaluation of your current condition and will formulate a treatment plan to help you overcome or adapt to your condition.
  • The treatment plan could include techniques and measures such as:
    • Stretching and reinforcement exercises to improve endurance; movement and posture
    • Exercises in the swimming pool to improve physical condition
    • Acupuncture
    • Ultrasounds and electrotherapy
    • Application of heat and cold
    • Manual therapy and soft-tissue treatment
    • Advice and education about staying healthy and preventing injury and illness
    • Electric stimulation and biofeedback
  • The visit will last between 45 minutes and one hour.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing that promotes freedom and ease of movement during exercise and running shoes. If your problem area is your shoulder, please wear a camisole. If your problem area is in your leg, please wear shorts.

Follow-up visits

  • Your medical condition will determine the frequency and duration of your treatment. Typically treatment lasts anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks.
  • Your physiotherapist will give you a schedule of exercises to do at home in between visits.

Our team

  • Physiotherapists
  • Kinesiologist
  • Physiotherapy aid
  • Secretary

Fees for physiotherapy

Workplace accidents in Ontario

  • The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) covers the costs of physiotherapy treatments.
  • Your family physician must direct you to our service within 70 days of the date of the accident.

Workplace accidents in Québec

  • The Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST) covers the costs of physiotherapy treatments.
  • You must be directed to our service as soon as possible in order to ensure we can take you as a patient as soon as possible.

Car accidents

  • If you are involved in a car accident, your insurance company will cover the fees associated with physiotherapy as soon as you receive a referral from your family physician.

Other Cases

  • Fees for physiotherapy can be covered entirely or partially by a private insurance policy.