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What We Do

Our interprofessional team specializes in the rehabilitation of individuals with complex musculoskeletal conditions. Our goal is to provide treatment to people living in the community so that they can optimize their function and independence. We offer a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of a diverse MSK population.

Services – Who We Treat

We offer a wide range of outpatient rehab services for people with the following conditions:

  • Fractures.
  • Bone and/or tendon surgical repairs.
  • Musculoskeletal spinal surgery.
  • Joint replacements – revision surgeries, bilateral total joint replacement, shoulder replacement.
  • Musculoskeletal injuries resulting in an inpatient rehab admission.
  • Oncology patients with musculoskeletal condition related to an oncology diagnosis or treatment.
  • Toronto Rehab is offering a fee-for-service GLA:D™ program at the University Centre location. Individuals that have a diagnosis of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis can obtain a referral from their physician or from a Rapid Access Clinic to be assessed for the program.
  • Chronic pain patients referred directly from Toronto Rehab's Comprehensive Integrated Pain Program.

In order to be eligible for services within the outpatient program:

  • Surgery/injury date (as per above stated conditions) should be within the last three months.
  • Patients should have transportation to and from their appointments.
  • Patients should be independent with self-care (or have an attendant accompany them to their appointment for assistance).

Therapy Services

Our patients benefit from the expertise of a wide range of skilled rehabilitation professionals who work together in an interprofessional team. Our clinical team members include a Kinesiologist, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Physicians, Physiotherapists and Assistants, a Registered Nurse, and a Social Worker. Each team member contributes specialized knowledge to the care we provide.

Depending on your condition, you may be recommended to participate in other specialized group programs we offer such as:

  • Reducing Effects on the Shoulder Through Oncology Rehab and Education (RESTORE) is an education and exercise program that helps people with cancer who have problems in the shoulder area.
  • Hydrotherapy – specialized exercise programs in a warm water pool.
  • Rehab & Education for Control Over Unresolved Pain (RECOUP) is a specialized rehab program for people with chronic pain conditions referred from our internal Comprehensive Integrated Pain Program.

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Meet Our Team

At Toronto Rehab, we are committed to helping people regain their lives and independence after an illness or injury. We do that by providing excellent care, but we are also committed to supporting patients and families in their journey of recovery.

Our patients benefit from the expertise of a wide range of skilled rehabilitation professionals who work together. Each team member contributes specialized knowledge to the care we provide. They include:

  • Kinesiologists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Physiotherapy Assistants
  • Social Worker

Other team members may include an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, pharmacists, chaplains, educators, students, volunteers and more.

 The GLA:D™ Program

What is the GLA:D™ Program?

GLA:D™ (GoodLife with Arthritis Denmark) is an education and exercise program for individuals with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (OA). Individuals will participate in two education sessions that explain:

  • what OA is;
  • how to treat and manage OA; and
  • how exercise can help.

Individuals participate in 12, one hour group based exercise sessions (2 times per week, over 6 – 8 weeks). These exercises focus on strengthening the core and leg muscles, to help people:

  • improve their strength;
  • decrease their pain; and
  • improve their overall function.

Visit gladcanada.ca to learn more information about how the program can help!

How do I get referred to the GLA:D™ Program?

If you have been diagnosed with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis, you can either get a referral directly from a physician (for example, a family doctor, orthopedic surgeon) OR from Advanced Practice Clinician at a hip/knee Rapid Assessment Clinic.

The referral can be faxed to 416 597 7174.

What is the cost of the GLA:D™ Program?

The cost program is $450.00 which is divided into 12 payments of $37.50. There may be an additional cost of $50.00 if you need to be assessed by our Physiotherapist or Kinesiologist before beginning the program.

Am I eligible for the GLA:D™ Program?

To be eligible for the GLA:D™ Program you must:

  • Have a diagnosis of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis and benefit from non surgical treatment so as to delay or prevent the need for future joint replacement surgery
  • Be able to attend a GLA:D™ program and commit to the entire GLA:D™ program including two education sessions and 12 exercise classes over a 6 – 8 week period
  • Speak English or be able to provide a translator throughout the GLA:D™ program
  • Be able to medically and physically participate in a one hour exercise class

The GLA:D™ Program might not be right for you if you have:

  • Already planned or booked for joint replacement surgery
  • Significant back pain, or other MSK problem limiting ability to fully participate in exercise classes
  • A medical condition (cardiopulmonary or other) that would prevent you from participating in exercise classes
  • A dominant systemic condition (example: fibromyalgia, acute RA exacerbation)
  • An acute knee/hip injury (less than 6 months)
  • Inability to follow instructions

For more information about the GLA:D™ Program contact the Outpatient Musculoskeletal program at 416 597 3422 ext. 4514.