Physiotherapy focuses on improving your quality of life by promoting whole body physical function, mobility, and strength.
Our sedentary jobs, monotonous lifestyle, lack of exercise, injuries, chronic pain or difficulty moving for many reasons including problems with bones, muscles or joints, and also conditions affecting breathing (like COPD), the nervous system (like stroke) or metabolism (like diabetes) impact our movement and daily activities.
Our physiotherapist will tell you about your condition or injury, give you exercises to do at home, and provide hands-on treatment as you need it. We offer one to one sessions or groups.
What problems does our physiotherapist treat?
Here are some examples:
- Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton
- Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis and shoulder pain
- Lung problems such as asthma
- Disability as a result of heart problems
- Pelvic floor issues, such as bladder and bowel incontinence
- Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
- Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength, for example during cancer treatment, or palliative care
Who is eligible for Physiotherapy services at our centre?
To access services, you require an internal referral from a Stonegate CHC clinical provider. Please be advised that our physiotherapy program does not provide services for individuals with: extended health care coverage, work related injuries with on-going WSIB claim, injuries sustained as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
New Pulmonary Rehab Program for those with COPD
Living Well with COPD-is a free Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. It includes exercise and education for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Exercise is supervised and designed to improve balance, strength and cardiovascular health. A multi-disciplinary team of professionals will facilitate the education sessions. The Team includes a Certified Respiratory Educator, Physiotherapist, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and Pharmacist. Educational sessions will include a wide variety of COPD related topics from medications and vaccination to nutrition and anxiety management. The program runs for 8 weeks, twice per week.
This program is offered through a partnership with Stonegate CHC and The Four Villages CHC. Smoking cessation support, including access to free nicotine replacement therapy, is available to everyone in the community at Stonegate CHC as well. Call 416-231-7070 for more information about this program or take this Referral Form Living Better With COPD 2022 to your primary care provider who can make a referral.
Partnership with Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program (AREP) is an Arthritis Society program that provides a range of treatment and education services for adults and children with arthritis. Services are free, at no cost to you and are funded by the Ontario Government. To access services you must have an Ontario Health Card and a confirmed diagnosis of arthritis.
A Registered Occupational Therapist from the Arthritis Society provides individual consultation and group education sessions onsite. They will provide you with the care, strategies, guidance and education you need to better manage your arthritis and live well.
To refer or request an appointment fill out the self-referral form and you will be contacted about an appointment.
To learn more about AREP, please call 1.800.321.1433.
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