Physical disability - Physical rehabilitation - CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest

CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest

Physical rehabilitation services, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, audiology, speech language pathology and nutrition, are provided at the CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest.

These assessment and treatment services are available to children, adults and seniors, depending on their situations and needs.

Physical rehabilitation services are provided at the various facilities of the CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest, namely:

  • in hospital, during or after a hospital stay;
  • at the CLSCs;
  • at the residential facilities;
  • at the long-term care centres;
  • at the Ambulatory services centre.

They are also available to people receiving home care.

Do you want to see a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, audiologist or nutritionist at the CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest? Speak to your family doctor or specialist first. They can refer you to the healthcare professional who’s right for you.

 

Physical disability

A physical disability is defined as the impairment of a body part or system that causes or is likely to cause significant and persistent incapacities (including episodic) related to hearing, vision, language or motor skills, and that limits or risks limiting everyday activities or social roles.

Physical disability is divided into the following categories:

  • hearing impairment
  • language impairment
  • motor impairment
  • visual impairment

The CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest, which has the regional mandate for physical disabilities (hearing, language and motor impairments), offers several specialized programs.