Physiotherapy ♦ Occupational therapy
Physiotherapists are considered primary caregivers in the medical system using a variety of physical modalities, manual therapy and exercises to improve the physical condition of patients.
The physiotherapist performs an evaluation, establishes a diagnosis and develops a treatment specific to the patient to rehabilitate the dysfunctions and incapacities relating to the neurological, musculoskeletal and cardio-vascular systems of the patient.
The physiotherapist is a member of the Ordre Professionnel de la Physiothérapie du Québec.
Occupational therapy is the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder. Occupational therapists also focus much of their work on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities.
Occupational therapy is a client-centered practice that places emphasis on the progress towards the client’s goals. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client.
The occupational therapist is a member of the Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec.
Please note that occupational therapy is only available in the Saint-Constant clinic.