WHAT WE OFFER
The Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Outpatient Rehabilitation teams work to provide assessment, consultation, treatment and education to patients requiring assistance in regaining optimal function following an illness or injury. Services offered include:
The Amputee outpatient rehabilitation program includes learning how to safely move with a prosthesis, education related to care of the prosthesis and care of your body after an amputation. It is offered four mornings per week, Tuesday through Friday. The focus of the program is not only for new amputees but also for amputees of any level looking to improve their walking, strength, endurance or balance.
The team consists of the following: physiotherapists, nurses, prosthetists and physiatrists. There is consultation with other healthcare professionals as required.
The cardiac rehabilitation program is an interdisciplinary behavior change, self-management program provided to patients who have had a cardiovascular event or procedure. Focus of the program is to provide support and education of lifestyle management as it relates to cardiac health and wellness. Referrals for this program primarily come from local Cardiologists, but also from family physicians and nurse practitioners. Patients attend the program once per week for 26 visits (six (6) months). Weekly visits provide education on a variety of heart healthy topics, goal setting and individualized exercise prescription. A more detailed educational program from an interdisciplinary team is also provided each month which include sessions on heart physiology, cardiovascular risk factors, cardiac tests and procedures, cardiac medications, stress management, nutrition, smoking cessation and advance care planning.
The team includes kinesiologists, nurses, and rehab assistants. Consultation with dietitians, pharmacists and social workers may occur throughout the program.
The hand therapy program provides rehabilitation for patients with hand and wrist problems following a hand injury, surgery or a procedure that affects hand function. Hand therapists provide assessment and therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and help reverse or delay progression of pathology of the upper limb. Education, therapeutic exercise, wound/scar care and custom splinting are all interventions used to help patients return to participation in everyday activities.
The team consists of occupational therapists and physiotherapists with consultation to plastic and orthopedic surgeons.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary self-management education and exercise rehabilitation program. Patient referrals come primarily from treating respirologists but can also be from a family physician or nurse practitioner. Patients attend two (2) times per week for 18 visits or nine (9) weeks. By the end of the program they have had a series of education sessions taught by an interdisciplinary group focusing on self-management of pulmonary disease and an individualized exercise program focusing on functional strengthening, cardiovascular exercise and breathing exercises.
The team members include a physiotherapist, kinesiologist, rehab assistant, registered nurse, dietitian and respiratory therapist. Other disciplines that support the education component include a pharmacist, registered nurse specializing in advanced care planning and community home oxygen suppliers. The program is also supported by volunteer services.
The goal of this program is to help transition patients from home and hospital-based care post stroke to participating in community programs. There is a focus on helping patients regain as much function and independence as possible while empowering them to take ownership of their therapy programs. On discharge from the program patients are encouraged to continue their home program and take part in community programs. Patients attend therapy one (1) to two (2) times per week based on client goals and progression.
The team consists of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech language pathologists and assistants as well as consultations with kinesiologists and physiatrists as required.