Rehabilitation Services

Our goal is to assist individuals to attain their highest possible level of active and independent function while providing safe, quality client-centred care through a commitment to service availability, accessibility, and excellence.

Available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rehabilitation Services provide quality evaluation, consultative and treatment services for individuals of all ages in the Rainy River District. These programs encompass a continuum of services including prevention, identification, consultation, treatment and follow-up management. Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech-Language Pathology clients are seen on an inpatient and outpatient basis at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances. Physiotherapy clients are seen on an outpatient basis at Emo Health Centre. All of our therapists are regulated health care professionals. 

Referral is required for all but our Pre-School Speech Language Services, and rehabilitation is typically covered by OHIP or WSIB.*

*Those not covered, such as out-of-province or out-of-country, must see the Admitting Department to make billing arrangements.

We work with:

  • Victims of stroke and other neurological conditions
  • Those suffering from arthritis and other rheumatic conditions
  • General orthopaedic dysfunction
  • Children and adults with developmental delays (speech, cognitive and/or motor)
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Work and sports-related injuries
  • Post-fractures and post-surgeries
  • Individuals facing the challenges related to growing older
  • Motor vehicle accident victims
  • Individuals requiring adaptive devices
  • Those suffering from chronic or acute ulcers (wounds)
  • Many other disorders including respiratory and cardiac, which may disrupt a typical lifestyle
  • As time allows we will also provide education to staff and the community in various forums such as in-services and participation in local Health Fairs

Occupational Therapy

Our primary goal is to enable people to participate in the occupations which give meaning and purpose to their lives.Therapy is designed to restore or maintain a patient's ability to perform tasks used in daily living, often through developing ways to modify or adapt activities.

(807) 274-4814

Physiotherapy (LVGH)

Physiotherapy is designed to maintain functional independence and physical performance by promoting fitness, health and wellness. The implementation of services and strategies resolves and manages pain, physical impairments, disabilities and limits to participation. Educating the public to prevent possible injury or dysfunction is another important element. 

(807) 274-4815

Physiotherapy (Emo)

(807) 274-3261, ext. 5540

Speech-Language Pathology

This program involves assessment and treatment of children and adults for communication disorders, including: articulation, fluency (stuttering), early language development, expressive language (understanding), voice, and oral-motor skills.This includes33 swallowing disorders, including functional and behavioural feeding and swallowing difficulties.It also includes public education and counselling regarding improved communication.

(807) 274-4836