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The Santé Manitouwadge Health Physiotherapy Department is comprised of one full time Physiotherapist and one full time Physiotherapy Assistant.

The department offers a variety of services to the community of Manitouwadge with Out-Patient care in the following areas: Cardiac Rehab (This program is provided locally via telehealth videoconferencing through TBRHSC), GLA:D Canada (an exercise program for non-surgical candidates with moderate to severe hip and/or knee Osteoarthritis), Orthopedic, Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Post –Operative conditions, and Telemedicine for Rheumatology & Orthopedic conditions.

The department also works with the Manitouwadge Family Health Team to offer two programs; a Metabolic Syndrome Program and a Chronic Pain Management Program. The department also provides services to the Acute In-Patients, ALC and Long Term Care Residents.

The Physiotherapy Department boasts a spacious area that is equipped with a wide variety of cardiovascular and strength training equipment, various treatment modalities, and a hydrotherapy whirlpool. The department has a mechanical traction room, a private treatment room, and three semi-private treatment areas.

Physiotherapy services treat a wide variety of conditions to assist with pain management, restore functional mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness. Physiotherapy also helps to manage acute and chronic conditions by improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance. SMH staff work together as a collaborative intraprofessional team to assist in-patients with transition back to the community and independent living with self-management strategies when appropriate as part of the discharge panning team.

FAQ’s From The Manitouwadge Physiotherapy Department

How Can I Attend Physiotherapy?

Individuals requiring physiotherapy services who are residents of Manitouwadge must be referred by a local physician prior to commencing Physiotherapy services. Once a referral is received a staff member from the Physiotherapy department will contact you to set up an initial assessment appointment.

What To Expect From Your First Appointment:

An initial assessment can take up to 45 minutes and will consist of a short questionnaire, a history taking, and physical assessment by the Physiotherapist.

For your initial assessment you are required to register (with a valid health card) with the front reception staff, to bring in a list of your current medication, and please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.

How Long Will My Appointments Take?

Initial Assessment Appointments can take up to 45 minutes.

Normal Appointments can range from 20 to 40 minutes depending on your course of treatment.

How Long Will I Have To Wait To See The Physiotherapist?

Referrals are categorized into one of five different priority wait lists. The Physiotherapist reviews the clinical information provided on the referral and places it on the appropriate wait list based on the condition type and severity.

How Long Will I Have To Attend Physiotherapy?

The course of treatment frequency and duration will vary depending on the condition you are attending for.

How Can I Participate In the Cardiac Rehab program?

  • If you have had a recent cardiac event then simply contact your local physician for an appointment to inquire about the Cardiac Rehab Program.
  • A referral is required to be sent by your physician to the TBRHSC Rehabilitation Healthy Lifestyles Program
  • An intake assessment and stress test will be completed in Thunder Bay
  • Once complete you attend SMH twice per week for up to 3 months for an exercise program and education opportunities

Physiotherapy Department Hours:

Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Closed Daily for lunch 12:00-1:00

Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm