This is Altum Health.
At Altum Health, we have a story to tell. We are unconventional healthcare leaders. We innovate. We give back. We make a powerful impact on the many communities we serve and most importantly, we are transforming Canadian Health!
Our Mission: The Right Care. Always.
When it comes to finding the right care for your condition or injury, you need the right health care provider, at the right time, who takes the time to listen, assess and make the right decisions for your care plan together with you.
The right provider is one who has expertise and provides individualized, evidenced based care. Our healthcare providers carefully assess and educate you, providing a care plan specifically designed for you! Your care plan may result in further assessment or consultation, treatment or may simply require you to make a few changes in your daily routine, activity level, fitness or work activities. We work hard to ensure timely, integrated and coordinated care so you can achieve your recovery goals!
Our values create the spirit of Altum. They define how we work in partnership with our many stakeholders and together with our talented team, shape our culture; one that is founded on exclusive principles that truly make us unique, driving substantial and differentiated value to our industry.
Innovation | Respect | Integrity | Impact
Our team of talented therapists offer an unmatched suite of multi-disciplinary services. They work alongside Canada’s best surgeons and specialists who train and influence on leading edge, innovative approaches and hold our clinicians accountable to the industry’s highest possible standards.
A New Vision for Canadian Healthcare
Our vision to lead the new way in Canadian healthcare is founded on the principle of maximizing value through early intervention and integrated delivery of care.
Leverage the power of data and technology, combined with our focus on providing an exceptional patient experience, we have delivered superior outcomes.
By maximizing value, minimizing fragmentation and longer term complications, we will optimize healthcare outcomes for Canadians.
A Regional Network of clinics with highly Skilled Clinicians & Physicians
We operate through a network of highly experienced and trained health care professionals and physicians across our regional sites in Ontario. Care is integrated and coordinated between sites utilizing secure and confidential videoconferencing technologies and when required and appropriate, patients also have access to additional consultations, specialists and diagnostics.
In addition to our headquarters at Toronto Western Hospital, we currently have 12 regional sites
Altum Health is a program within the University Health Network, Canada’s premier academic research hospital
With major research in numerous areas including musculoskeletal disorders, neurosciences and surgical innovation. UHN is comprised of four hospitals and has provided care to the community for more than 200 years. UHN is a major landmark in Canada’s healthcare system and a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto. As a department within UHN, Altum Health offers a unique opportunity for service provision: a responsive, customer and client-centred approach that is based on excellence and exceptional quality standards.
Do we need a doctor’s referral to seek physiotherapy services?
You do not need a doctor’s referral for physiotherapy. However, if you are going to use your health insurance to cover the cost of therapy, the insurance provider may ask you for a doctor’s referral.
How can I be sure that physiotherapy is right or my health problem?
Physiotherapy focuses on removing the cause of the problem as opposed to superficially treating the symptoms. This process may take some time, but the results are often more permanent with less chance of the disorder returning.
What can I expect on my first appointment with a physiotherapist?
Although each clinic’s approach to intake, assessment and therapy do vary, generally speaking your physiotherapist will ask a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. Your physiotherapist can then carry out your assessment. The physiotherapist will examine you physically and discuss the findings, the cause of the problem, and suggest a solution that can effectively treat your health problem.
How long does each physiotherapy session last?
Appointment usually takes about an hour for a full assessment. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required. Subsequent physiotherapy treatments can be twenty to thirty minutes in length.