Physiotherapists are regulated health-care professionals who work with clients of all ages in a diversity of settings to provide health services in wellness, acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care. Physiotherapists strive to achieve optimal health outcomes and use resources efficiently and safely. They act as members and leaders of health teams, and they take responsibility for respecting the roles of team members and initiating interventions in their own areas of expertise.
Physiotherapists (PTs) and physiotherapy assistants (PTAs) at St. Michael’s are involved in the assessment and treatment of patients who are experiencing a loss of function secondary to illness or injury. PTs work on early mobility, assessing and treating acute respiratory and neurological concerns, managing musculoskeletal impairments, weaning patients from supplemental oxygen and educating our patients about self-management and home exercise programs. Their overall goal is to optimize a patient’s functional recovery and quality of life.
Last updated March 24, 2021