Rehabilitation Services

Physiotherapy Assistant / Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant (PTA / OTA) is a para-professional who works as a member of our health care team under the clinical supervision of and in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist and the Physiotherapist.

Here’s what they can do:

  • Therapeutic Programming

  • Facilitate Restorative Care Education and Training

  • Home Support Exercise Program Trainer

  • Caregiver Back Care

  • Caregiver Lifts and Transfers

  • Falls Prevention

  • Heart Health—Cardiac Rehab

  • Stroke Rehab

  • Rehabilitation Services

We understand that it is very important to our clients to maintain their independence for as long as they can. Our service begins with each client being assessed by the Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist, using standardized valid and reliable tests to measure mobility, balance, risk of falls, strength, flexibility and pain. The assessment is re-administered at regular intervals allowing the therapist to establish a pro-active plan for each client that will keep them physically fit, active, independent and safe in their home.

The PTA / OTA assists in the implementation of the care plans.

Our service goals:

  • To assist clients to reach their full potential.

  • To maintain or restore clients’ current abilities and strengths through a variety of physical programming designed to meet individual needs. Programs such as walking, range of motion (active and passive), and falls prevention encourage clients to stay physically active as long as they are able.

  • To relearn skills or learn new ways to accomplish activities of daily living, such as ambulation, bathing, dressing and eating.

  • To enable clients to remain independent in their own homes, reduction of falls—diverting ER visits.

For more information or to make a referral:

In Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Sagamok Anishnawbek, Serpent River First Nation, and Mississauga First Nation contact:
Tel: 705-849-8942

In Thessalon First Nation, Garden River First Nation, Batchewana First Nation, and the Indian Friendship Centre in Sault Ste. Marie contact: Tel: 705-971-0215

Rehabilitation Pamphlet

Rehabilitation Services

Physiotherapy Assistant / Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant (PTA / OTA) is a para-professional who works as a member of our health care team under the clinical supervision of and in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist and the Physiotherapist.

Here’s what they can do:

  • Therapeutic Programming

  • Facilitate Restorative Care Education and Training

  • Home Support Exercise Program Trainer

  • Caregiver Back Care

  • Caregiver Lifts and Transfers

  • Falls Prevention

  • Heart Health—Cardiac Rehab

  • Stroke Rehab

  • Rehabilitation Services

We understand that it is very important to our clients to maintain their independence for as long as they can. Our service begins with each client being assessed by the Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist, using standardized valid and reliable tests to measure mobility, balance, risk of falls, strength, flexibility and pain. The assessment is re-administered at regular intervals allowing the therapist to establish a pro-active plan for each client that will keep them physically fit, active, independent and safe in their home.

The PTA / OTA assists in the implementation of the care plans.

Our service goals:

  • To assist clients to reach their full potential.

  • To maintain or restore clients’ current abilities and strengths through a variety of physical programming designed to meet individual needs. Programs such as walking, range of motion (active and passive), and falls prevention encourage clients to stay physically active as long as they are able.

  • To relearn skills or learn new ways to accomplish activities of daily living, such as ambulation, bathing, dressing and eating.

  • To enable clients to remain independent in their own homes, reduction of falls—diverting ER visits.

For more information or to make a referral:

In Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Sagamok Anishnawbek, Serpent River First Nation, and Mississauga First Nation contact:
Tel: 705-849-8942

In Thessalon First Nation, Garden River First Nation, Batchewana First Nation, and the Indian Friendship Centre in Sault Ste. Marie contact: Tel: 705-971-0215

Rehabilitation Pamphlet