Physiotherapy Expansion

On April 18, 2013, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced that more than 200,000 additional seniors and patients across the province will benefit from improved access to high-quality physiotherapy, exercise and falls prevention classes.

The North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will work with health care partners and health service providers to ensure enhanced access to, and continuation of services within five areas of focus:

  1. Exercise and falls prevention classes for seniors in community settings;
  2. One-on-one physiotherapy for all long-term care residents with assessed need, in addition to group exercise classes;
  3. In-home physiotherapy for seniors and people with mobility issues;
  4. Clinic-based physiotherapy services across Ontario for seniors and eligible patients; and
  5. Integration of physiotherapy into family health care settings, including Family Health Teams, Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics, Aboriginal Health Access Centres, and Community Health Centres.

 

 

The North West LHIN is pleased to announce that providers have been chosen for new and expanded exercise and falls prevention classes, closer to home, in the community.

To obtain information on exercise and falls prevention classes, or to register for a class, please contact:

City / Region 

 Provider / Contact Information

Thunder Bay and Region* Victorian Order of Nurses (VON)
(807) 344-0012
1-888-675-1344 (toll-free)

VON will offer exercise and falls prevention classes in Thunder Bay, as well as in communities around the region.

Dryden

Patricia Region Senior Services Incorporated
(807) 223-5278

Patricia Region Senior Services will offer exercise and falls prevention classes in the City of Dryden.

 


*VON coverage of the Region excludes Dryden.

Exercise and falls prevention classes are free of charge, and seniors can attend as many classes as they like.

 

 

All North West LHIN-funded long-term care homes provide:

  • Physiotherapy services on a one-on-one basis to residents as appropriate
  • Exercise and falls prevention classes to all long-term care home residents

Please contact your long-term care home directly for further information or to learn more about programs and services.

 

 

The North West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is the single point of access for seniors and persons living in the community who require in-home physiotherapy services.  Click on the above image to visit the North West CCAC’s website, or to contact the North West CCAC directly, dial 310-CCAC (2222).

 

 

To access the current list of publicly-funded community-based physiotherapy clinics in the North West LHIN, please visit the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s website by clicking on the image above. Choose the North West LHIN to view clinic locations in Northwestern Ontario.

More publicly-funded clinics will be added in the coming months. Check this link regularly for clinic location updates.

 

 

To access the current list of publicly-funded physiotherapy clinics in primary care settings in the North West LHIN, please visit the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s website by clicking on the image above. Choose the North West LHIN to view clinic locations in Northwestern Ontario.

More publicly-funded clinics will be added in the coming months. Check this link regularly for clinic location updates.

 

Quick Reference Chart

To Learn About:

Contact:

Group Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes

Thunder Bay and Region*
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON)
(807) 344-0012
1-888-675-1344 (toll-free)
VON offers exercise and falls prevention classes in Thunder Bay, as well as in communities around the region.

Dryden
Patricia Region Senior Services Incorporated
(807) 223-5278
Patricia Region Senior Services offers exercise and falls prevention classes in the City of Dryden.

*VON Coverage of the region excludes Dryden 

Long-Term Care

Speak to your Long-Term Care Home Administration

 

In-Home Physiotherapy

North West Community Care Access Centre
310-CCAC (2222)
http://www.nw.ccac-ont.ca

 

Clinic-Based Physiotherapy

Clinic-Based Physiotherapy applications are being reviewed by the MOHLTC. For further information, visit:
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/physio/pub_clinics.aspx

 

Primary Care

Primary Care applications are being reviewed by the MOHLTC. For further information, visit:
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/physio/pub_clinics.aspx

 

 

For Further Information

Expanding physiotherapy is about ensuring seniors and their families have access to quality services and supports in order to lead healthy and independent lives. The North West LHIN is committed to consulting with patients, health care partners and service providers to ensure those in our communities with the greatest need benefit from these improvements.

 

If you have questions regarding the work underway at the North West LHIN, you may contact:

Sandi Homeniuk
Senior Planning and Integration Consultant, North West LHIN
Email: sandi.homeniuk@lhins.on.ca
Local: 807.684.9425
Toll Free: 866.907.5446

Click here to learn how you can receive government-funded physiotherapy services to help you recover from illness, surgery or injury

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