Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapy is a primary care, client focused profession dedicated to:

  • Improving and maintaining functional independence and physical performance,
  • Preventing and managing pain, physical impairments, disabilities, and limits to participation, and
  • Promoting fitness, health and wellness.
Physiotherapists provide assessments, treatment and education for many health problems to ensure quality lifestyle. Physiotherapists can recommend the best way to treat problems with your muscles, bones and joints, circulatory, respiratory or nervous system. Physiotherapists can also advise you on ways to prevent potential health problems.

Every year physiotherapists assist thousands of Canadians in preventing and managing the effects of congenital diseases, chronic diseases, neurological conditions, accidents, and the stresses of everyday life.

Fundamental to a physiotherapist’s approach is an appreciation of your role in your own care. They are skilled in providing treatment, preventative advice, rehabilitation, and care for persons with long-term or terminal illness and will develop a full treatment plan to address your unique needs.

To ensure physiotherapists across the country apply consistently high standards, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, the Alliance of Physiotherapy regulators, and the physiotherapy colleges (licensing bodies) of each province regulate the practice of physiotherapists.

Western Health employs 10.8 Physiotherapists:

  • Bonne Bay Health Centre - .8 FTE
  • Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Centre – 1.0 FTE
  • Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital – 2.0 FTE
  • Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Adult Rehabilitation, LTC CB, IFH CB – 7 FTE
  • Physiotherapists from the above sites provide visiting clinics to address the care of the LTC residents of Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders, Calder Health Centre in Burgeo, and the Bay St George Long Term Care Center in Stephenville Crossing

Western Health employs 8.9 Physiotherapy Support Workers:

  • Rufus Guinchard Health Centre - .5 FTE
  • Bonne Bay Health Centre - .8 FTE
  • Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Centre - .8 FTE
  • Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Bay St George Long Term Care Center – 2.0 FTE
  • Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Adult Rehabilitation, LTC CB, IFH CB – 4.8 FTE

Physiotherapy outpatient (client) clinics are available:

  • Bonne Bay Health Centre ( Norris Point)
  • Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Centre (Port aux Basques)
  • Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital (Stephenville)
  • Western Memorial Regional Hospital / Adult Rehabilitation (Corner Brook)

Hours of Operation

The hours of operation at each site are Monday – Friday 7:30 – 5:00 with some site specific variations. Please contact the specific site for information regarding hours of operation at that site.

Contact numbers are as follows:

  • Dr. Charles LeGrow Health Centre –(709) 695 4530
  • Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital – (709) 643 – 5111 ext. 229 or 298
  • Bay St George Long Term Care Center  – (709) 646 5800
  • Bonne Bay Health Centre – (709) 458 2211
  • Rufus Guinchard Health Centre – (709) 861 3139 ext. 226
  • Western Memorial Regional Hospital – (709) 637 5582
  • Adult Rehabilitation - (709) 637 5000 ext. 5644
  • LTC CB and VAC (709) 637 5000 ext. 5415
  • IFH CB (709) 639 9247 ext. 234

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