Physical Therapy

Helping you restore and improve your ability through individualized treatment.

Physiotherapists, kinesiologists and occupational therapists at our Centre work with you to create an individualized treatment plan based on your goals to achieve the best outcomes.

 Woman receiving guidance using exercise bike in physical therapy unit

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists at GBACHC are dedicated to improving and maintaining physical mobility and independence, managing and reducing pain, and improving overall fitness, health and well-being.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists at GBACHC work with individuals to assist them in improving, sustaining or restoring their highest possible level of independence in their desired daily activities.

Kinesiologist

The Kinesiologist works with the Physiotherapist to develop individual exercise programs for patients. The Kinesiologist also runs exercise classes designed for patients in wheelchairs, using walking aids such as walkers and canes, on oxygen and in need of some individual coaching. The Kinesiologist is an important member of the Better Breathing Team.

Referrals

Referrals for a physiotherapist and/or an occupational therapist can be made through your physician, nurse practitioner, other health care provider, caregiver, or yourself.

Download a self-referral form.

Man practicing mobility stretching in wellness class Better Breathing Team page

Programming

For more information on group programming, contact Kate Mason 519.238.1556 x 241.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group at GBACHC runs in partnership with the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario. Facilitated by an occupational therapist, this group welcomes people living with Parkinson’s disease, their partners, family members and/or caregivers.

Available last Tuesday of every month from 1:30-3 p.m.

Upper Extremity Clinic

As part of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy treatment at GBACHC, a client may be referred to the Upper Extremity clinic to assist with improving hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder function, as well as fine motor control and dexterity.

Falls Prevention Seminars

Falls Prevention Seminars aim to assist people in our catchment area gain knowledge and skills to improve balance and reduce fear of falling through exercise. These seminars are facilitated by an occupational therapist a few times a year in different locations throughout the GBACHC catchment area.