Rehabilitation Services & Physical Therapy

  
  

Adult Rehabilitation and Geriatric Assessment Unit (2 North)

​Geriatric Assessment provides an integrated assessment from a multi-disciplinary team. During the assessment period the patient, family and each member of the inter-disciplinary team will contribute to the overall review of the patient's needs.

 

Referral required by physician - this service is not available to everyone - call for more information.

 

Phone 403-529-8862

Fax 403-528-5610

Alberta Cancer Exercise Study

​The Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE) Program is part of a study evaluating the benefit of Alberta-based community exercise programs for cancer survivors.


The primary goal of ACE is to help individuals who are currently receiving cancer treatment, or who have completed treatment within the last 3 years, adopt an active lifestyle. The program will be implemented in community-based exercise facilities across Alberta from 2016-2021.


To be eligible for this study you must:

-Be pre-cancer treatment, currently receiving treatment, on active surveillance, or within 3 years of treatment completion (or have persisting cancer related issues is >3 years)

-Be able to participate in low to moderate physical activity

-Be 18+ years old and able to consent in English


Medicine Hat sessions are held at the Family Leisure Centre. 2 sessions are held per year, with 12 available spots per session. If sessions become full, wait lists are available. Potential participants should be encouraged not to wait for the program to start getting active.


For more information, please call 403-525-8679.

Alberta Physical Therapy Clinic Inc.

At APTC your program to recovery will begin with the very first day of your visit. We offer a diversity of rehabilitation services for situations including sports injuries, work-related injuries, motor vehicle injuries, pre and post surgery, and pelvic health.

Our goal is to improve your quality of life by addressing the musculoskeletal and vestibular barriers that may impact you. When you work with us you will be an active participant in your therapy sessions, not a passive bystander. The experience with our team is meant to change your life, for the better.


​Services Offered:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Intramuscular Stimulation
  • WCB
  • Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI)
  • Motor Vehicle Collision Rehabilitation
  • Core Stability Training
  • Concussion & Vestibular
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Golf Enhancement
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Pre and Post Natal Exercise & Treatment
  • Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging
  • Pelvic Health Treatment


Phone: 403-527-9477 or 1-877-527-9477

Fax: 403-527-8274

Email: info@aptcinc.ca 

Big Country Hospital - Continuing Care Services (Oyen)

Located in Oyen. Offers 24/7 care for people who have long-term health concerns. Also provides day programs for people living in the community.

Provides care for people with long-term health concerns. In addition to 24 / 7 residential nursing care, this service offers:
-physical, occupational, or recreational therapy
-pharmacy, podiatry, social work, or pastoral counselling services

Also offers services for clients who live in the community, including:
-respite
-day programs


Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Contact Access and Placement to arrange for an assessment.

Oyen phone: 403-664-4300

Blair, Gripp, Stubbs, and Associates Radiology

Assist in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals by providing high quality diagnostic images in a timely manner.

 

MRI services are now available at the Medicine Hat site, exams are $650 for one body part and $1050 for 2 body parts.

 

Pain Management Injections services are now available at the Medicine Hat site.

 

MEDICINE HAT SITE

Phone 403 527-7334      

Fax 403 527-9148     

 

BROOKS SITE

Phone 403 794-4330                      

Fax 403 794-4339


BGSA Radiology Requisitions/Referral Forms

 

Pain Management Medication Info

Brain Injury Relearning Services (BIRS)

BIRS supports people who have an acquired brain injury which could include any non-progressive brain injury caused by a stroke, a concussion, or a severe traumatic brain injury from a fall, an assault, or a motor vehicle collision.

BIRS works in conjunction with the person's Doctors, Home Care or Stroke team and all other service providers who are involved in the persons recovery to develop a plan that is based on the Survivor's goals and desires.

Types of service provided:
-The Cognitive Program
-Outreach Services
-Injury Prevention

There is no cost to participants. 

Eligibility for service is a medically diagnosed brain injury. The severity of the persons brain injury does not determine eligibility. Services are available for people who have a mild concussion to a severe traumatic brain injury. Referrals can be received from a variety of sources including, self referrals, medical and non-medical facilities, and community members. Referrals can be done at the BIRS office or by calling 403-528-2661. Referrals can also be faxed to 403-528-2647.

Phone: 403-528-2661
Fax: 403-528-2647




Brooks Health Centre - Continuing Care Services

Offers 24/7 care for people who have long-term health concerns. Also provides day programs for people living in the community.

Provides care for people with long-term health concerns. In addition to 24 / 7 residential nursing care, this service offers:
-physical, occupational, or recreational therapy
-pharmacy, podiatry, social work, or pastoral counselling services

Also offers services for clients who live in the community, including:
-respite
-day programs


Call 403-501-3200

Fax 403-501-3223

Brooks Physiotherapy - Community & Outpatients (AHS)

Located within the Brooks Health Centre. Physiotherapy services provided for people with physical challenges, movement disorders and/or health issues that affect their ability to function and carry out their everyday activities.


Rehabilitation service for patients who have recently been discharged from hospital or are recovering from surgery.

Provides:
-assessment
-evaluation
-treatment
-education
-health promotion
-consultation

Eligibility
-Outpatient services provided to adults without third party payer coverage and children with orthopedic conditions.
-Inpatient services provided to patients with cardio-respiratory, orthopedic and/or neurological conditions.
-Community services provided to patients who need home assessment or who can't come to the clinic.


Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Fees
-There is no fee for assessment and treatment, but the client may be billed for therapeutic supplies.



Phone: 403-501-3234

Caleo Health (Calgary)

Caleo Health provides a variety of multidisciplinary; health, pain, wellness, rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal services within a  patient centred environment.  We strive to provide quality, expert, and innovative care while holding all our providers to the highest of standards.

See website for more details.

Click Here to Access Referral Forms


Phone: 403.452.0999

Fax: 403.452.0995

CBI Health Centre - Medicine Hat

Professional and supportive staff provide a patient-centered approach to rehabilitation to improve clients' overall health and well-being in a positive and motivating environment.


Physiotherapy & Mental Health services available:

  • Acupuncture/IMS
  • Disability Management
  • Health and Safety Consulting
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Kinesiology
  • MVA Rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Psychology
  • Return to Work Planning


Referral to be completed by phone, on the website, or via e-mail at medicinehat@cbi.ca

Phone: 403-529-0999

Fax: 403-527-7101

Children's Allied Health (Formerly CHADS)

Children's Allied Health offers skill-building, assessment, and treatment activities for the families of children who have or may develop emotional or behavioural problems, developmental delays, or disabilities.

Serves Southeastern Alberta, including Medicine Hat, Brooks, Bow Island, Bassano, & Oyen. This program is offered free of charge through Alberta Health Services.



All referrals are made through the Medicine Hat location:
Phone: 403-529-8966
Fax: 403-529-8859

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Families may self-refer. For third party referrals, parent/legal guardian must be aware of and give permission for referral.


The Children's Allied Health core team includes:


Behavioural Services:
  • Kids-in-Between Group: for children 6 to 7 years whose parents are separated or divorced
  • Kids-in-Control Group: anger management group for children 4 to 7 years
  • Bravehearts - Building Courage through Play Group for children ages 3-5 and their parents
  • Sleep Seminar: information and supports to prevent sleep deprivation and develop healthy sleeping habits in children
  • Parent support groups
  • Consultation services for parents
  • Child behavioral assessment services
  • Open referral for families with children aged 7 years and under


Home Based Development Services (HBD):
  • Screening and developmental play strategies for children / families with developmental delays, disabilities, and / or premature births
  • Open referral for children from birth to 3½ years


Occupational Therapy (OT):
  • For children having trouble with fine motor skills, visual-motor skills, perceptual skills, self-care skills, play skills, or who are having trouble coping within their environment
  • Open referral for children from birth to 18 years


Nutrition Services:
  • Nutrition education and assessment in all areas of nutrition including dealing with sensitivities to food textures, picky eaters, delayed eating skills, and general healthy eating for children
  • Open referral for children from birth to 18 years
  • Pediatric medical adviser consults with team


Physical Therapy (PT):
  • Focuses on gross motor skills including posture, balance, coordination, and the effect of muscles and joints on these skills
  • Open referral for children from birth to 18 years


Speech-Language Therapy (SLP):
  • Assessment and treatment of communication and feeding development issues
  • Open referral for children from birth to 18 years


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) assessment team:
  • Through a contract with Bridges family services, CHADS provides coordination and scheduling for OT and SLP assessments for the FASD clinic in Medicine Hat


Feeding and Swallowing Services:
  • Various disciplines are involved with feeding and swallowing referrals including SLP, OT and Nutrition Services


Developmental and Behavioural Diagnostic Clinic:
  • OT, SLP, Social Work and Psychology work with SE Alberta Pediatricians and schools to gather assessment information to support children and families with complex assessment needs.  This clinic replaces the former Autism Spectrum Disorders diagnostic service.



Dr. Nesbitt's Foot & Ulcer Care Clinic (Calgary)

Dr. John Nesbitt's practice focuses on the care and treatment of biomechanical foot problems and cutaneous ulcers.

All patients seen at this clinic are referred by their healthcare professional so that the lines of communication between caregivers can be maintained. To ensure that all patients are scheduled appropriately, referrals from patient's healthcare professionals will only be accepted by fax, and our office will contact the patient directly to arrange an appointment.

Dr. Nesbitt Foot and Ulcer Referral Form


Dr. Pau - Podiatrist

Podiatrist in Medicine Hat. Call 403-529-5596

Excel Physical Therapy

Services include, but are not limited to:

-Active Release Technique®

-Acupuncture

-Back and Neck Pain Care

-Concussion Evaluation and Management

-Ergonomic Evaluations

-Exercise Prescriptions

-Functional Capacity Evaluations

-Manual Therapy

-Motor Vehicle Accidents

-Pediatric Assessments

-Postural Assessments

-Pre-Work Screening

-Sports Rehabilitation

We have recently contracted with Surehire to provide pre-employment screening, mask fitting, as well as drug and alcohol testing.

 

While you may be referred by your doctor or other health care professional, you may also directly access our services by contacting the clinic and booking an appointment.

Located in Medicine Hat. 

Phone: 403-504-1004.

Geriatric Assessment Team

​Located in Medicine Hat.

Clients age 65 and older with health problems related to getting older. Clients under the age of 65 are assessed on an individual basis. The team provides assessment, counseling, treatment and education to clients with complex health needs living in the community. When necessary, referrals may be made to other community agencies.


Referral must be made by Home Care or by a physician. 


Phone: 403-528-5609
Fax: 403-528-5647


Integrated Physiotherapy Inc - Brooks

​Physiotherapy services. For more information call 403-501-1431.

Medicine Hat Physiotherapy Clinic

We proudly offer one-to-one individualized Physiotherapy sessions. We don’t compromise on treatment with appointment time. We call it "Patient-centered care," a health care model where patients are empowered to understand what's going on in their body and an individualized program on how to fix it. Using this healthcare model we have successfully helped guide people to live life to their full prospective expectations.


Treatments available: 

-Interferrential Therapy

-Ultrasound Therapy

-LASER Therapy

-Manual Joint Mobilizations

-Exercise Therapy

-IMS-Intramuscular Stimulation

-Shoulder Rehabilitation

-Hand Rehabilitation

-TKR/THR, ACL/PCL - Rehabilitation

-Postural Correction

-Gait Rehabilitation

-Vestibular Rehabilitation - VERTIGO/BPPV etc.

-Ergonomic Education

-Back Care Program


Phone: 403-580-2929

Medigas

​Sleep Therapy, Home Oxygen Therapy, Home Medical Equipment

Phone 403-527-5750

Medigas Referral Form

Occupational Therapy - Outpatient

Assists people of all ages recovering from illnesses or injuries to learn or relearn the skills they need to complete daily activities.

Occupational Therapists enable people of all ages to engage more fully in the activities of everyday living. They work together with clients, their families and caregivers to develop ways to help clients reach their potential in caring for themselves, working, and enjoying life.

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information. Clients may also self refer by calling or visiting their nearest site.

Medicine Hat and area - 403-529-8851

Fax 403-529-8968

Physiotherapy - Community & Outpatients

Physiotherapy services provided for people with physical challenges, movement disorders and/or health issues that affect their ability to function and carry out their everyday activities.

Rehabilitation service for patients who have recently been discharged from hospital or are recovering from surgery.

Provides:

  • assessment
  • evaluation
  • treatment
  • education
  • health promotion
  • consultation

Services are available at outpatient hospital clinics, community health centres, patient's homes and continuing care / long term care centres.

Note: Services vary by community. Please call for information.


Medicine Hat - Ph: 403-529-8851, Fax: 403-529-8968

Brooks - Ph: 403-501-3234, Fax: 403-793-6666

Bassano - Ph: 403-641-6122, Fax: 403-641-2157

Oyen - Ph: 403-664-4304, Fax: 403-664-4325

Bow Island - Ph 403-545-3207 or fax 403-545-2281

 

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Speech, Language and Hearing - Infant, Preschool, School-age and Adult Services

​Supports individuals with concerns in the areas of speech, language, reading, writing, voice disorders, stuttering and feeding/swallowing disorders.

Anyone can refer (community member or family member) for outpatient programs and swallowing concerns including bedside swallowing screenings at the hospital or mealtime observations in the office or home to assess feeding and swallowing.

Healthcare providers may consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Outpatient Swallowing Assessment Referral

Speech, Language and Hearing Services Community Referral


Call for an appointment:

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital (Ph) 403-528-8175 (Fx) 403-528-8190
Bow Island Provincial Building (Ph) 403-545-5123 (Fx) 403-545-6357
Brooks Community Health Centre (Ph) 403-501-3308 (Fx) 403-501-3202
Oyen (based out of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) (Ph) 403-528-8175 (Fx) 403-528-8190

Stroke Early Supported Discharge Program & Community Rehab Program (Stroke Support Team)

In-home therapy offered to stroke survivors to assist them in their recovery immediately after the event or 1 year+ post-stroke, if they continue to have challenges.

An Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Program provides in-home therapy to stroke survivors who have been referred from hospital upon discharge. This program is intended for clients with mild to moderate deficits due to a recent stroke.
Community Rehabilitation (CR) provides in-home therapy to stroke survivors who are at risk for needing increased care due to a previous stroke (1 year+).

In both programs, clients actively participate in setting goals for their therapy, which may continue up to 8 weeks. Stroke specialists also provide support with overcoming barriers, reintegration within the community and transfer of care to outpatient rehabilitation and/or community services for continued support. 


Early Supported Discharge (ESD) – must have had a recent stroke (within the past 3 months).
Community Rehabilitation (CR) – must have had a stroke 1 year+ and be at risk for requiring increased levels of care in the community.
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


For more information about referrals, please call 403-502-8648, ext 1297

Stroke Community Rehabilitation (CR) Referral - Medicine Hat

Fax: 403-529-8021


For more information on driving after a stroke:

Driving a Car after in Alberta after a Stroke

The Ridge Spine & Sport Centre

​Inside our clinic, patients benefit from Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique®, chiropractic manipulation (adjusting),  therapeutic rehabilitation and sports performance enhancement through the Titielist Performance Institute®. Beyond our practice, patients thrive from receiving the highest standards of health care.


Phone: 403-527-7447
Fax: 403-527-5522


Therapeutic Recreation & Aquatic Program - Medicine Hat & Brooks

Offers various group programming opportunities for individuals who experience recreation and leisure barriers. Helps people with physical, social, emotional, and mental challenges that affect their leisure activity by assessing their needs and strengths, developing, following and evaluating a therapy plan. 


Medicine Hat:

Phone: 403-502-8648, ext 1068

Fax: 403-529-8968


Brooks: 

Phone: 403-501-3205

Brooks Therapeutic Recreation Services Poster


Allied Health Referral Form

Please fax referral form. A Recreation Therapist will contact the individual to complete a screen and assessment prior to determine each individual’s leisure needs. 


Programs and services available:

 
Yoga – Provides individuals who experience physical and/or emotional barriers the opportunity to participate in a safe, meaningful, and structured therapy that promotes relaxation, self-reflection, and improved physical functioning through the use of Yoga movements and guided meditation. The focus is on improving physical and emotional wellness and promoting leisure independence through the discovery of a mind-body connection. This therapy is intended to target individuals who experience chronic pain, however the program is also designed to treat individuals who experience various mental and physical health considerations. 



Aquatic Therapy – Provides a safe, individualized/group aquatic exercise program in the community that focuses on improving physical, social, and leisure independence. Please note that this program often has a waitlist. 




Walking to Wellness – Provides a structured, supportive, community exercise program that focuses on physical fitness and/or balance and healthy living education for clients with chronic disease. The focus is on improving physical, social and leisure independence and prepare for self-management and transition to a community program. 



Expressive Arts – Provides individuals with barriers to leisure engagement the opportunity to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through artistic expression and creative means. Using a leisure modality, designed to offer a creative outlet and an opportunity to appreciate the arts. 


In Brooks: The class is held at the JBS Centre – Chandos Room (Previously Lakeside Leisure Centre) on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. The cost is $30 for a 10 week program.

For more information, contact the Brooks Health Centre Therapeutic Recreation at 403-501-3205, or email jalaina.kam@ahs.ca



Therapeutic Writing – Provides the opportunity for individuals to express their ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings through journaling, verbal expression, and creative writing. 



Steps to Connect - Steps to Connect is a 3-session, evidence-based interactive program created to assist people who experience barriers to participating in their communities in learning ways to strengthen connections through meaningful and enjoyable recreation. Over three sessions, participants are guided to identify enjoyable recreation activities that promote their wellbeing, find places in the community to pursue those activities, plan and participate in a group activity together, learn about local resources, understand the many benefits of recreation, and create their own plan for connecting to their community. Steps to Connect is designed to address risks for social isolation by focusing on enhancing sense of belonging and self-determined activity participation.  

YMCA of Medicine Hat

Programs include: aquatics, camps, child care, education & training, employment services, health & fitness, youth engagement, and youth & preschool programming. 

Phone: 403-527-4426


Living Fit Program 
The Living Fit program provides safe, supportive, barrier-free health and wellness opportunities for people with disabilities and chronic, stable conditions. 

The program aids individuals with: Multiple Sclerosis, Cognitive Disabilities, Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Fibromyalgia, Stroke, Heart Disease, Diabetes.

They can customize a program for such issues as Fall Prevention working on balance and leg strength. Participants must be YMCA members. The YMCA also offers financial assistance to those in need

Clients may be referred to the program by various organizations or their physician.  A referral is not necessary, however, and individuals may join at any time to improve their health and quality of living. Click here to learn more about the Living Fit Program, or call 403-527-4426, x 221.


Young Moms Program
The YMCA Early Intervention Program for Young Mothers, “Young Moms” is a comprehensive, educational program designed to meet the diverse needs of pregnant or parenting teens. Young moms can complete their high school education through independent study while learning life management skills. The program is conveniently located within a YMCA daycare centre which provides an opportunity for children to receive on-site care while moms are attending school.