Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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St. Joseph's Care Group

Outpatient Rehabilitative Care

Neurology Outpatient Services

Neurology Outpatient Services provides assessment and treatment to clients living with neurological conditions to improve their overall function and quality of life. Outpatient Neurology Services includes the Neurology Day Program and Neurology Single Discipline Services. Clients can be referred by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner.

For eligibility for the program, the client must:

  • Be 15 years of age and older and a resident of Northwestern Ontario
  • Have a neurological diagnosis e.g. stroke, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis, polyneuropathies such as ALS, Parkinson's Disease, spinal cord injury.
  • Require professional intervention either from an interprofessional team or a single discipline.
  • Be motivated to actively participate in therapy for a minimum of one (1) hour of therapy per visit.
  • Be independent with toileting or have a caregiver attend to assist.

Services available include: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Social Work, Psychology, Recreation Therapy and Nutrition.

Seating Clinic

The Seating Clinic assesses and prescribes seating and mobility devices for clients living in the community (not living in a long-term care home) within Northwestern Ontario. Consultation to therapist in the region as well as pressure mapping are also available. Clients can self-refer to the Seating Clinic. Specialized seating services/assessment are the main focus of this clinic.

Community-Based Exercise Programs

Neurology Outpatient Services works with the Canada Games Complex to assess clients to continue their rehabilitation goals in the community. Neurology Outpatient Services provides the initial assessment for suitability for the following exercise programs provided at the Canada Games Complex:

  • Keep Moving with Stroke
  • Keep Moving with Parkinson's
  • Keep Moving with Mixed Neurology

Amputee Clinic

The Amputee Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic for clients requiring assessment for suitability for a prosthesis. The clinic is held weekly by a Physician, Physiotherapist, Prosthetist, Occupational Therapist and Social Worker. Clients are required to be 15 years of age, live in Northwestern Ontario and want information about a prosthesis and prosthetic training. Clients can self-refer or be referred by their healthcare provider.

Regional Speech Program

The Regional Virtual Care Speech Language Program proices speech-language pathology services via videoconferencing to clients across Northwestern Ontario who do not have access to outpatient services in their community. Clients can be referred by their Physican or Nurse Practitioner based on teh following criteria:

  • Ability to benefit from additional speech/language intervention following discharge from an inpatient neurology program;
  • Outpatient speech language pathology services are not available in home community;
  • Must have access to high-speed internet and appropriate device at home or in their community;
  • Client or care partner has capacity and willingness to become knowledgeable regarding set-up and use of required technology and;
  • Client has adequate attention, vision, auditory comprehension, hearing acuity, cognitive ability and speech intelligibility to particpate successfully in telemedicine intervention as determined by the Speech Language Pathologist during initial contact.

Neuropsychology Services

Neurology Outpatient Services provides neuropsychological assessment and recommendations to clients living with neurological conditions or clients concerned about cognitive impairments. Referrals are accepted from Physicians and Nurse Practitioners.

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