therapist helping client with specialized walkerPhysiotherapy (PT) is a primary health care profession that promotes wellness, mobility and independent function. Physiotherapists work with people of all ages who have experienced injury, illness, surgery, disability or developmental disability and are skilled in the assessment and hands-on management of a broad range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems.

Your physiotherapist will:

  • assess the level of mobility, strength, endurance and function
  • develop a specific treatment plan to restore movement, maximize functional abilities and reduce limitations, including pain
  • provide specific therapeutic exercises, monitor progress and adjust the treatment accordingly
  • promote independence with advice on how to self-manage the condition and prevent complications or recurrence of the problem

Southern Health-Santé Sud PT services provide a full range of treatment and educational services. Services are based out of three regional health centres (Bethesda Regional Health Centre, Boundary Trails Health Centre and Portage District General Hospital) and may be provided on an outreach basis to homes, day cares, schools and health facilities in the region. Treatments may be provided one-on-one or in the context of a multidisciplinary team.

PT care received through a Manitoba health centre is covered by the Province. Many extended health plans also cover PT at private clinics. Registration and licensing occurs through the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba.

For further information to access services call:

Bethesda Regional Health Centre

Boundary Trails Health Centre

Portage District General Hospital