Ross Memorial Hospital - Kawartha Lakes
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Therapy Services

Ross Memorial Hospital has a number of inpatient and outpatient therapy programs and services to assist individuals in improving their quality of life.

Occupational Therapy

The main focus of Occupational Therapy at Ross Memorial is to restore a patient's physical abilities so that they will be able to conduct activities necessary for daily living.

Currently, this program is available Monday to Friday, during regular business hours. There is one Occupational Therapist and one part-time assistant for this service at the Hospital.

Occupational Therapy consists of special therapy exercises provided to stroke and orthopaedic patients so that they are able to function day-to-day upon discharge from the Hospital.


Ross Memorial Hospital has two inpatient physiotherapy services. One service is for acute care patients, including orthopaedic patients, stroke patients and patients with other acute care disorders. There is a physiotherapist and a rehabilitation assistant who provide these services. There is also a small gym for physiotherapy patients.

The other inpatient physiotherapy service is provided to complex continuing care and rehabilitation patients. These programs are similar to those for acute care patients, however, they are planned over a longer period of time. For more information please click on Rehabilitation in the Continuing Care Program.

Beginning April 1, 2018, Ross Memorial Hospital offers an Outpatient Physiotherapy Clinic for patients receiving elective hip or knee replacement surgery. Patients receive their physiotherapy in a group setting in the Continuing Care Program gym on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Appointments are set during patients' pre-op appointments. Patients will attend six outpatient physiotherapy sessions. Call 705-324-6111 ext 6233 for more information. 

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Care Practitioners work in all areas of the Hospital, including the Operating Room, Medical and Surgical Units, and Intensive Care. They have expertise in life support systems, anaesthetic machines, and the administering of medications for breathing disorders.

At Ross Memorial, we do Pulmonary Function Testing, as well as assessments to determine the need for patients to have home oxygen units.

Respiratory therapy services are available seven days a week, 12 hours a day. There is an on-call service available after hours for emergencies.