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Rehabilitation Services

What are rehabilitation services?

The Rehabilitation Services Department at Weeneebayko General Hospital (WGH) provides Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services to in-patients, out-patients, and can conduct home visits to people in all communities serviced by WAHA.

Goal of the department:

To assist the people of the James and Hudson Bay Region to improve their mobility and participate in their daily activities of living.

Departmental services:

Rehabilitation includes an assessment of the client’s condition, recommendations for activity and exercise, and prescription of adaptive aids to help improve mobility and function.

The Department also conducts a monthly Orthotic & Prosthetic clinic with a certified Prosthotist & Orthotist at the WGH site.

Location of service:

The home base for this Department is in Moose Factory (Weeneebayko General Hospital), with regular visits to Moosonee.

Coastal Outreach:

The Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist from WGH provide service to Moose Factory, Moosonee, Fort Albany, Attawapiskat, Kashechawan, and Peawanuck.

The therapists travel to each WAHA coastal community approximately every 4 months, with the exception of Peawanuck which is visited once yearly.

Appointment referrals:

People must be referred by a physician or nurse practitioner to access services for the Department.

Attendance policy:

The Department maintains a prioritized wait list due to high demand. High wait list volume requires the department to enforce an attendance policy. It is very important that clients keep their scheduled appointments or inform the department to reschedule their appointments as needed.

Appointment rescheduling or cancellation:

To reschedule or cancel an appointment, please contact the Rehabilitation Services Department at (705) 658-4544 ext. 2298.

To learn more about Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, please visit our national websites:

Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists