The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Outpatient Clinic is one part of the range of rehabilitation services offered at by The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre (TOHRC), specializing in cognitive and physical rehabilitation. This service offers consultation with physiatrist Dr. Shawn Marshall, whose assessment will determine individual suitability for specific programs, therapies, classes and group sessions.
The ABI Outpatient Clinic provides treatment, support, training and education to those with acquired brain injury, as well as their family and caregivers. In the interest of reintegrating and maintaining patients in their own community, the clinic can also offer referrals to community-based rehabilitation services.
The Outpatient Clinic is a key support and information resource for both family physicians and allied health-care providers.
The ABI Outpatient Clinic provides client-focused treatment that involves patients, families and caregivers as rehabilitation providers. Services include:
- Initial assessment and ongoing support by a registered nurse (RN) and a physiatrist (doctor who specializes in rehabilitation)
- Discipline-specific assessment and therapies, which may include:
- Occupational therapy
- Speech-language therapy
- Social work
- Therapeutic recreation
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- Concussion Resources for Patients and Families
Making an Appointment
We accept referrals from physicians only. Based on the physiatrist assessment, referrals are then made to other team members and/or community resources for discipline-specific assessment and treatment.
We accept referrals from the counties of:
- Ottawa Carleton
- Western Quebec (inpatient treatment only)
Please note: While community-based services are limited to the counties listed, people from other areas will be considered for admission to inpatient services.
For further information, please contact:
Service Nurse Clinician
Acquired Brain Injury Care Stream
The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre
505 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M2
Phone: (613) 737-7350 ext. 75406
Fax: (613) 733-8336