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Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevent many physical problems caused by illness, disease, injury, ageing and long periods of inactivity. Physiotherapists are skilled in the management of a broad range of conditions that affect the muscles, bones, circulation, respiratory and nervous systems. Following a thorough assessment, treatment may comprise of client education, exercises to stretch and/or and strengthen and various treatment modalities. Exercise equipment, electrotherapy, heat and cold packs may be part of the treatment. Physiotherapists are an integral part of the health care team whose aim is to return the client to their optimal level of function or prevent physical injury.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: How do I access this service? 

Answer. A written referral from a physician is required. Your physician's office may make the appointment for you. If your physician does not make the appointment for you, and you have a written referral, you can set up an appointment yourself by phoning the Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy office at 519-421-4206, or you may bring your referral form to the Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy reception desk in Outpatient Therapy, M500 Unit. Remember to bring the written referral from your physician and your health card with you on your first appointment.

Question: Where do I register on my first appointment?  Follow-up Visits?

Answer. Enter the hospital from the Athlone entrance and register at the Athlone registration desk

Question: Where is the Physiotherapy Department?

Answer. It is located on the main level in Outpatient Therapy, M500 Unit

Question: Who provides the service? 

Answer. It is staffed by Physiotherapists registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and a Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant. 

Question: What services does the department provide? 

Answer. Patients who have had an orthopaedic surgery (ie. joint replacements, rotator cuff repairs etc.), a fracture, or patients who have recently been discharged from a hospital or CCAC are assessed and treated on a regular basis. 


Updated February 2017