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Welcome to the Riverside Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic at The Ottawa Hospital.

This clinic specializes in assessing and treating clients with orthopedic conditions (joints, muscles and bones), as well as hand injuries.

Our goal is to help clients rehabilitate from an acute injury, a  fracture, or surgery through treatment and education.

Our team

The clinic staff have more than 30 years of expertise as community leaders and educators in rehabilitation services. The care team includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists (certified in hand therapy), rehabilitation assistants and physiotherapist assistants.

Benefits of physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can:

  • reduce pain
  • strengthen muscles
  • improve joint mobility and range of motion
  • enhance balance and coordination
  • improve heart and lung function
  • decrease swelling
  • improve your overall functioning

Kinds of treatment

The clinic offers clients a variety of treatments depending on specific needs.  They can include:

  • practicing customized exercises that will help you improve your balance, how you walk and the way you move in space
  • manually moving the affected part(s) of your body and joints, and improving your posture
  • using the whirlpool, wax, or hot and cold applications to reduce pain or stiffness


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  • this class is offered to eligible patients if referred by a doctor

Making an appointment

A medical doctor must refer you to the Rehabilitation Clinic and must have privileges at The Ottawa Hospital.

Doctors can complete the referral forms and fax them to the Riverside Campus at 613-738-8431 or emailed to

Location and hours of operation

Riverside Campus: 1967 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, ON K1H 7W9

Main floor
Tel: 613-738-8208 ext. 88208

Monday. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Last updated on: March 31st, 2022