January 24, 2018 

 

Partnership Between Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network and CarePartners Brings New Physiotherapy Care Centre to Region

Waterloo, ON – Residents in Waterloo Wellington who have had a total joint replacement, such as hip or knee surgery, now have access to a new physiotherapy care centre in Waterloo, helping them to recover and regain mobility as quickly as possible.

On Wednesday, January 24, the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network and CarePartners celebrated the grand opening of a new physiotherapy care centre at 490 Dutton Drive in Waterloo. The model of care supports faster recovery by having patients receive services in the community alongside others recovering from similar procedures.

Physiotherapy is an important part of the recovery process following joint replacement surgery. It helps to improve movement in the joint, strengthen the muscles around the new knee or hip, reduce pain, and return the patient to their normal activities. Staff report that feedback from the first group of patients to receive post-operative physiotherapy at this new care centre has been positive.

QUOTES

 “This is an exciting partnership that will make it easier for patients to receive physiotherapy following surgery. The sooner patients are able to regain their independence, the better they feel which also helps to speed the recovery process. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this new care centre possible.” - Bruce Lauckner, CEO of the Waterloo Wellington LHIN.

 “CarePartners is excited to partner with the Waterloo Wellington LHIN in establishing our Physiotherapy Care Centre to serve patients recovering from hip and knee joint replacement surgery,” said Linda Knight, CEO of CarePartners. “This innovative service model will support strong clinical outcomes while providing a positive experience for patients.”

QUICK FACTS

Over the past decade, the Waterloo Wellington LHIN has worked to significantly improve the quality and availability of local health care. Now, we’re focused on making it easier. Easier for you to be healthy. Easier for you to get the care and support you need. Easier for you and your family to live the healthiest lives possible.

We connect you with care, at home and in the community, and better connect your health system to improve your care experience. As a crown agency of the Government of Ontario, we invest $1.1 billion annually in local health services to improve the health and wellbeing of the almost 800,000 residents we serve across Waterloo Wellington.

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Contact:
Connie MacDonald
Director, Communications & Community Engagement, Waterloo Wellington LHIN
519-748-2222 ext. 3235
connie.macdonald@lhins.on.ca