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Canadian SCI Rehabilitation Introduction

Ottawa | Site Profiles Neuromuscular Care Stream, The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre This site serves part of Nunavut and the Champlain Local Integrated Health Network in Ontario, and specializes in rehabilitation for persons with acquired brain injury, SCI, amputations and musculoskeletal issues. The site has the capacity to provide clinical services for 24 inpatients, with traumatic or non-traumatic SCI. In addition to the SCI inpatient service, there are outpatient services, support groups and family services delivered through a community resource centre. Specialized services include physiatry, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, psychometry, nutrition, pharmacy and social work. Onsite consultation is available for pastoral care, chiropody, prosthetics/ orthotics, therapeutic recreation, speech-language pathology and vocational rehabilitation. There are inpatient, outpatient, outreach and community-based programs, with direct access to an acute care facility, a therapy pool, driving assessment program, Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) extended system, and a nationally-acclaimed CANVent service. The CANVent respiratory team provides onsite teaching and implementation of non-invasive ventilation techniques. This team is internationally recognized as a leader in initiating and advocating for this type of respiratory therapy. The site’s driving assessment program, accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, helps ensure optimal reintroduction to driving for individuals with SCI. Individuals also benefit from a peer support program, offered through CPA. 30 CAPTURING CAPACITY IN CANADIAN SCI REHABILITATION


Canadian SCI Rehabilitation Introduction
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