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About occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is a form of therapy that encourages recovery from physical or mental illness by engaging in the regular activities of everyday living. It empowers people to perform the habits that encourage health and well‐being.

Occupational therapists at Altum Health provide care to clients in these programs and services:

  • Outpatient medical rehabilitation programs
  • Hand therapy – splinting, wound management, education, therapeutic exercise and functional activation
  • Concussion management – assessment and treatment including vision, planning, cognitive behavioural techniques, education, activity progression, and helping return patients to school and work
  • Cognitive assessment and rehabilitation
  • Disability case management
  • Hospital discharge planning
  • Progressive goal attainment program
  • Home-site assessment
  • Job-site assessment
  • Functional ability evaluations/cognitive functional ability evaluations
  • Occupational rehabilitation programs/work rehabilitation (as part of a team)
  • Interdisciplinary pain management

You’re in the care of experts

Occupational therapists are highly trained health‐care professionals. All our occupational therapists are registered members of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.

Book an appointment today!

Your coverage options

We offer occupational therapy services on a fee-for-service basis.

The types of insurance coverage we accept are WSIB, Automobile Accident Insurance, Extended Health Benefits, and Self-Pay.

Please contact your insurance carrier for coverage details and to obtain approval.

Your health comes first, not paperwork

At Altum Health, we believe your health comes first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better. In some cases, we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up-front costs.

Not sure if you’re covered? No problem. We can help you find out. Call us toll-free at 1 844 662-5886.

Common Questions

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.