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Training in LTC homes gives occupational therapy students important transferable skills

Fleming College instructor Jeanette Boersma (standing, far left) is seen here with some of her occupational therapy students and physiotherapist assistant Jody Harris.

Better communication and learning how to work with people with a broad range of abilities are some of the skills Fleming College students are perfecting at Riverview Manor

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Enhanced communication skills and experience working with people who have a broad range of physical and cognitive abilities – these are some of the key benefits Fleming College occupational therapy students are reaping through a nine-week placement at Riverview Manor, says their instructor, Jeanette Boersma. Read more

Fleming College students modify neck brace to help Riverview resident with Parkinson’s

Fleming College instructor Jeanette Boersma (standing, far left) is seen here with some of her occupational therapy students and physiotherapist assistant Jody Harris.

This is just one example of the benefits students bring to residents through placement partnership

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A group of Fleming College occupational therapy students and their instructor recently modified a neck brace for a Riverview Manor resident affected by Parkinson’s disease who was having difficulty keeping her head up while walking. Read more

Riverview Manor’s therapy partnership with Fleming College a ‘win-win’

Fleming College instructor Jeanette Boersma (standing, far left) is seen here with some of her occupational therapy students and physiotherapist assistant Jody Harris (standing, far right). The students are doing a placement at Riverview Manor as part of a partnership between the Peterborough long-term care home and college.

Residents get additional help in the physio program, while students gain valuable experience

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A collaboration between Riverview Manor and Fleming College’s occupational therapist assistant and physiotherapist assistant program is a “win-win” for both the Peterborough long-term care home and the students involved with the partnership, says instructor Jeanette Boersma. Read more

Taking on new challenges is helping Frost Manor resident increase mobility

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane and Achieva Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here walking the halls of the Lindsay long-term care home.

Mike Lane’s persistence helps him accomplish new goals

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane is always ready for a new challenge when he’s working with the Lindsay long-term care home’s physiotherapy team. Read more

Physiotherapy increases independence for Frost resident who set goal to walk

Resident Ala Kruszynska and Achieve Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here spending time together. Ala has been successful in FrostManor’s physiotherapy program.

Ala Kruszynska was recently able to walk, with the assistance of physio team, to her son’s car for shopping trip

When Frost Manor resident Ala Kruszynska was recently invited on a shopping trip with her son, she was able to walk to his car with the help of the Lindsay long-term care home’s physiotherapy team. Read more

Physio helps most LTC residents maintain mobility, but Joan Taylor has improved hers

Frost Manor resident Joan Taylor and physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here taking a walk.

Frost Manor physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison says Joan is walking ‘almost perfect’ with her walker

Since she started participating in Frost Manor’s physiotherapy program, resident Joan Taylor has improved her mobility and her quality of life, says Achieva Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison. Read more

VIDEO: Frost Manor resident Bill White playing piano again, thanks to physio program

 

Frost Manor resident Bill White is playing the piano again, thanks to his determination and some help from the physiotherapy team at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

OMNI residents improving their quality of life through physiotherapy programs

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Recent success stories showcase the value physiotherapy brings to long-term-care home residents

One of the ways OMNI Health Care long-term care homes enhance quality of life for residents is through the physiotherapy programs they offer. Read more

Frost Manor resident doing so well in physiotherapy program, her next goal is to walk independently

From left to right, Frost Manor residents Lorraine Kingdon, Lillian Hawery and Joy Dobson pose for a photo. These three ladies have had great success in the home’s physiotherapy program.

From left to right, Frost Manor residents Lorraine Kingdon, Lillian Hawery and Joy Dobson pose for a photo. These three ladies have had great success in the home’s physiotherapy program.

Lorraine Kingdon has been continuously improving since she began physiotherapy

Frost Manor resident Lorraine Kingdon has continuously improved her mobility since she began participating in the Lindsay long-term care home’s physiotherapy program. Her next goal is to walk independently. Read more

Riverview resident stands for first time in 2 years, thanks to hard work with physio team

Riverview Manor resident Kellie MacDonald (right) is seen here with physiotherapy assistant Jody Harris. Kellie has improved her mobility through the Peterborough long-term care home’s physiotherapy program. Her goal is to improve her strength to the point that she can once again live independently.

Riverview Manor resident Kellie MacDonald (right) is seen here with physiotherapy assistant Jody Harris. Kellie has improved her mobility through the Peterborough long-term care home’s physiotherapy program. Her goal is to improve her strength to the point that she can once again walk and live independently.

‘My next goal is to be able to walk out of here – and I think I’ll probably be able to,’ says Kellie MacDonald

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Two weeks ago, Riverview Manor resident Kellie MacDonald stood up for the first time in two years, thanks to her hard work and guidance from the home’s physiotherapy team. Read more