May is National Physiotherapy Month in Canada, and it’s the perfect time to learn about the valuable contributions physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants make to the health and well-being of Canadians.
Whether it’s helping an older adult to gain strength to remain living independently, or returning someone to health following an injury, physiotherapists at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) are here to help.
At WDMH, three physiotherapists and two physiotherapist assistants provide a variety of services to inpatients and outpatients.
For example, weekly classes for Continuing Care patients help ensure continued mobility and balance.
Physiotherapy at the bedside can help stroke patients regain their strength.
Outpatient programs offer services to the community such as weekly hip and knee clinics for those who have had replacement surgery.
The overall goal is to restore, maintain and maximize strength, function, movement and overall well-being.
“Physiotherapist and physiotherapy assistants are a key part of WDMH’s health care team,” said Cholly Boland, CEO.
“They combine in-depth knowledge about how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to care for our patients.”