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St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto

Outpatient Rehabilitation Service

St. Joe’s outpatient rehabilitation service provides physiotherapy and occupational therapy by physician referral to Toronto’s west end. This service directly supports emergency and urgent care delivered by the orthopedic and plastic surgery teams at St. Joe’s by providing comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation.

As a complement to the above service, physiotherapists and occupational therapists provide consultation and treatment in the plastic and fracture clinic settings.

We also provide preoperative education for all of St. Joe’s primary elective total hip and knee replacement patients.

Our modern and well-resourced department was specifically designed to meet the rehabilitation needs of our patients. The physical space houses two gym areas, a hand and upper limb treatment room, a splinting room, an assessment kitchen and assessment bathroom.

Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with reception staff available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 416-530-6058.

For every appointment:

  • Please bring your OHIP (health) card
  • If necessary, please bring an interpreter or ask the clinic staff to arrange interpreter services via telephone service
  • Bring a list of questions to help you remember everything you want to ask.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing. For your comfort, two change rooms are available along with daily use lockers. Please bring your own lock if you need to secure your belongings.

About our team

Outpatient Rehabilitation staff have long standing; strong linkages with the University of Toronto and are actively involved in preparing the next generation of healthcare practitioners. A number of the Outpatient Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists hold status appointments with the University of Toronto. Our staff provides fieldwork education, large group teaching and small group learning to rehabilitation science students enrolled at the University of Toronto. They have also provided interprofessional education to the Family Practice Residency Program.

Staff members have received several teaching awards from the University of Toronto and have participated in research projects conducted by SJHC surgeons.

Referrals

Physiotherapists

Referrals for orthopaedic physiotherapy are accepted from St. Joe’s Orthopaedic surgeons for acute diagnoses. Conditions treated include total joint replacement, post-surgical repair and conservative management of fractures and acute soft tissue injuries with onset less than 6 weeks.

Occupational Therapists

Referrals for Occupational Therapy are accepted from St. Joe’s Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgeons for acute diagnoses with onset less than three months. In addition, referrals for Occupational Therapy for hand and upper limb splinting are accepted from St. Joe’s Neurologists and St. Joe’s Family Physicians. Referrals for Occupational Therapy for the management of lymphedema are accepted from St. Joe’s Oncologists and St. Joe’s Family Physicians.

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