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Rehabilitation is a progressive, dynamic, goal-oriented, and often time-limited process that enables the individual with an impairment to identify and reach his/her optimal mental, physical, cognitive and/or social function.

Occupational Therapy involves the assessment, treatment and education of clients with orthopedic, rheumatological, neurological, surgical/medical and cardiorespiratory disorders. It is directed towards the prevention and alleviation of dysfunction. Therapy is provided to relieve pain, strengthen muscles, improve joint mobility and range of motion, decrease inflammation and improve overall function of the client.

Treatment may include:

  • custom fabrication of hand splints for acute and post-operative hand and upper extremity problems
  • custom fabrication of hand splints for arthritic, non-acute conditions and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • exercises, education, stretching and strengthening of the upper extremity
  • heat and cold modalities
  • fitting of pressure garments for burn scar management

While there is no fee for the specialized service of the occupational therapist, the cost of materials for splinting is not covered by OHIP and you will receive a bill to cover the cost of materials. This is covered by most insurance plans.

Making an Appointment

Physician Referral Needed (Physician must have privileges at The Ottawa Hospital). Referrals may be faxed to the Riverside Campus 613-738-8431 or mailed to The Ottawa Hospital, Riverside Campus, attn: Rehabilitation Services,  1957 Riverside Dr., Ottawa K1H 7W9.

Mon. – Fri.  7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Riverside Campus: Main Floor

Tel.: 613-738-8208
Fax: 613-738-8431

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Last updated on: January 6th, 2017