CAREER SPOTLIGHT: Therapy Services
Therapy Services in Prairie Mountain Health encompasses multiple programs, including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, FASD Diagnostic Coordinators, a Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Rehabilitation Aides, and administrative staff. Clinicians see clients aged from newborns to old age, helping them recover from injuries, adapt to living with disabilities and engage in meaningful activities. Therapy Services staff members work in hospitals, personal care homes, and the community (client’s homes, daycare centres, schools). Rehabilitation professionals make a meaningful difference every day in client’s quality of life.
Physiotherapists are health care professionals who work with clients of all ages in various settings such as daycares, schools, hospitals, personal care homes, and the community. They help people to work on goals related to their physical function. Interventions can include strengthening, stretching, manipulations, education, endurance training and equipment prescription. It is a rewarding career that promotes lifelong learning.
Occupational Therapists are health care professionals with clients of all ages in various settings such as daycares, schools, hospitals, personal care homes and in the community. They help people to work on goals related to their function. Interventions can include education, equipment, prescription, home modifications and functional activity retraining. Occupational Therapists provide holistic, client-centered patient care.
Education Requirements: Master of Occupational Therapy Program can be completed at the University of Manitoba.
Audiologists are hearing health professionals who identify, diagnose and manage individuals for hearing loss, tinnitus, vestibular and balance disorders and other communication disorders across the lifespan. They work with clients of all ages, usually in a clinic setting. Interventions can include fitting hearing aids, providing amplification devices, providing education and consulting with other medical and healthcare team members. They are highly educated, respected professionals who are key in supporting clients with hearing loss.
Educational Requirements: sac-oac.ca (Audiology programs in Canada)
Speech-Language Pathologists are health care professionals knowledgeable about communication and swallowing disorders. They work with clients of all ages to address speech delays, swallowing and feeding disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, and language delays. They work in hospitals, long-term care sites, outpatient and community settings. They are valued members who work hard to address their client’s goals.
Educational Requirements: sac-oac.ca (Speech-Language Pathology Programs in Canada)
Those working within Therapy Services are Health Care Professionals who assess, treat, and educate their clients regarding health conditions. They provide direct patient care including interventions to improve daily lives.
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