Rehabilitation

Unity Health’s Rehabilitation program offers physiotherapy and occupational therapy services to help patients recover from illness, injury or surgery. Our goal is to provide seamless, integrated care along the entire healing journey.

Physiotherapists work on mobility, assessing and treating acute respiratory and neurological concerns and managing musculoskeletal impairments while educating our patients about self-management and home exercise programs. Working in many areas of our hospitals including wound care and inpatient psychiatry, occupational therapists help people participate in daily self-care, work and leisure activities to give meaning and purpose to their lives.

Read the sections below to learn more about the rehabilitation services we offer.


Rehabilitation at St. Joseph's Health Centre

Outpatient Rehabilitation

We provide physiotherapy and occupational therapy by physician referral to Toronto’s west end community. This service directly supports emergency and urgent care delivered by the orthopedic and plastic surgery teams at St. Joseph’s by providing comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation. Physiotherapists and occupational therapists also provide consultation and treatment in the plastic and fracture clinic settings, as well as preoperative education for all primary elective total hip and knee replacement patients.

Featuring two gym areas, a hand and upper limb treatment room, a splinting room, an assessment kitchen and bathroom, our modern and well-resourced department was specifically designed to meet the rehabilitation needs of our patients.

6th Floor East Wing
416-530-6058
Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Reception staff is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Referrals

  • Referrals for orthopedic physiotherapy are accepted from St. Joseph’s orthopedic surgeons for acute diagnoses.
  • Referrals for Occupational Therapy are accepted from St. Joseph’s orthopedic and plastic surgeons for acute diagnoses with onset less than three months.
  • Referrals for Occupational Therapy for hand and upper limb splinting are accepted from St. Joseph’s Neurologists and St. Joseph’s family physicians.
  • Referrals for Occupational Therapy for the management of lymphedema are accepted from St. Joseph’s Oncologists and St. Joseph’s family physicians.

Rehabilitation at St. Michael's Hospital

Ground Floor Donnelly Wing South, Room 1-018
416-864-5180
Fax: 416-864-5758

Physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants at St. Michael’s help patients regain function after experiencing an illness or injury at both the Outpatient Mobility Clinic and the Physiotherapy Clinic within the Sumac Family Health Team. We have 35 physiotherapists, 12 physiotherapy assistants and several casual staff to support on the weekends.

Collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to optimize patient outcomes, we work across most inpatient units and many outpatient clinics, most medical and surgical inpatient units, specialized ambulatory clinics and the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health teams.

3rd Floor 73 Regent Park Blvd.
416-864-3022
Fax: 416-864-6051

Rehabilitation at Providence Healthcare

Providence Hospital is one of Ontario’s largest post-acute hospitals providing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services to assist people in returning safely home. Our goal is to provide seamless, integrated care along the patient’s healing journey from hospital to home, and at home for those who are recovering from major illness or surgery.
We offer rehabilitation in two streams (by physician referral, unless indicated):

  1. Inpatient: For individuals who require an inpatient rehab stay in our Hospital with the primary goal to improve and optimize their functional independence in order to return home safely.
  2. Outpatient: For individuals who do not require an inpatient rehab stay, for those who have returned home after completing our inpatient rehab program and/or for those individuals at home in the community. The outpatient clinics and services are designed to promote recovery while living at home.

We provide inpatient care to help improve and optimize patients’ functional independence, and outpatient care for those who have returned home after completing our inpatient rehab program and/or for those living in our community.

3276 St. Clair Ave. E.
416-285-3666

Referrals

Referrals from acute care or external inpatient rehab: patients are referred through the standardized and appropriate referral process (such as e-stroke) or through the paper-based GTA Rehab Network Outpatient rehab referral or GTA Rehab Network Inpatient rehab referral.

Referrals from Community: please complete our

Fax completed referrals to our Admissions office at 416-285-3759.

For any questions, please call our Admissions Hotline at 416-285-3744.

For additional information on how to make a referral, please download and read our Referring Partners Guide.

Our rehabilitation programs focus on providing our patients, clients and their families with the interventions, treatment, resources and supports to optimize recovery.

Our programs include:

  • Stroke and Neuro Rehab
  • Orthopaedic and Amputee Rehab
  • Geriatric and Medical Rehab

Our programs are supported by skilled interprofessional teams including registered nurses, registered practical nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, therapeutic recreationists, social workers, dietitians, speech language pathologists, pharmacists and physicians. All patients and families are engaged in identifying goals, planning care and the ongoing review of progress planning and discharge.

At Providence, planning for discharge starts as early in the path of recovery as possible. An important part of the process is establishing an expected date of discharge and identifying potential barriers to discharge so that the patient/family and their health-care team have time to resolve the barriers and to best prepare for the transition to home.


Our outpatient clinics and services provide community-based programs with a strong focus on the needs of both individuals and their caregivers. Building strong community networks and connections is a key priority for Providence Healthcare.

Our outpatient clinics and services include:

  • Falls Prevention Clinic
  • Specialized Geriatric Services
  • GLA:D Clinic (for Osteoarthritis)
  • Orthopaedic and Amputee Clinic
  • Stroke and Neuro Clinic

About one in ten individuals who have had COVID-19 experience symptoms such as fatigue, depression, nerve damage and shortness of breath that can last for months or possibly longer.

On June 7, 2021, Unity Health Toronto launched a new COVID-19 Recovered Outpatient Rehabilitation Program at Providence Healthcare. This program will support medically-stable patients who are experiencing non-urgent post-COVID-19 symptoms through an inter-professional team that includes an occupational therapist, physiotherapist and physiatrist. Additional consultation services from other health disciplines such as a social worker or pharmacist are incorporated as needed, as well as access to medical consultations.

COVID-19 Recovered Outpatient Rehabilitation Program
Unity Health Toronto – Providence Healthcare
3276 St. Clair Ave. East, Outpatient Entrance

By Appointment Only

Referrals

Download COVID-19-recovered-outpatient-rehabilitation-program-referral.

Fax completed referrals to our Admissions Office at 416-285-3759.

For any questions, please call our Admissions Office at 416-285-3744.

Last updated June 24, 2021