The purpose of the Neuromuscular Care Stream is to provide rehabilitation to those with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and other neurological conditions that primarily affect physical functioning. The Neuromuscular Stream is staffed by a dedicated interdisciplinary team, which is committed to having patients reach their full potential, with the ultimate goal of retuning patients to home- or community-based living.
Inpatient services for the Neuromuscular Stream take place on Ward B, which is located on the second floor of The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre (TOHRC). Clients are generally admitted to the inpatient unit from an acute care facility, but individuals living in the community can also be admitted if their needs exceed what can be provided to them by outpatient services.
Outpatient services are provided in a variety of areas including the outpatient clinic, located on the first floor of the centre as well as in team members’ offices. Outpatients can be seen in the Neuromuscular Clinic for follow-up after inpatient admission to discuss ongoing issues following discharge. New patients who require outpatient services can also be referred by a family physician or other specialist.
Our dedicated team is comprised of professionals from:
- Clinical nutrition
- Occupational therapy
- Respiratory therapy
- Social work
- Therapeutic recreation
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Speech-language pathology
Making an Appointment
A referral from your physician is required in order to get an appointment or for admission to the Neuromuscular Care Stream Service. For more information, please contact:
- In-patient referrals (second floor of TOHRC): 613-737-7350 ext. 75508
- Out-patients referrals (first floor of TOHRC, near the main entrance): 613-737-7350 ext. 75615
- Fax: 613-733-8336
Please direct any additional inquiries to:
Neuromuscular Care Stream
The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre
505 Smyth Rd. Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M2