"Your Total Rehabilitation Solution Provider"
ACT Health Group is a Canadian healthcare company providing prevention, assessment services, treatment and consultation for a wide variety of conditions across our multiple clinic locations across Ontario.
As a healthcare company, we recognize that excellence begins by focusing on quality, integrity and innovation. Our expertise in providing rehabilitation solutions is strengthened by our vision to be the best at patient centered and evidence based care, leading along the road to recovery.
ACT Health Group provides rehabilitation solutions in a single or multidisciplinary team of professionals, with specialized programs designed to return you to function at work, play or with activities of daily living, in a timely, caring, evidence based and cost effective manner.
Services available at the clinics may be utilized as a single discipline or in an interdisciplinary team approach, depending on the needs of the individual to promote optimal recovery. The clinical director at each clinic will assess and make the determination (in conjunction with you and your treating physician) as to the best approach and team to resolve your problem.
- The physiotherapist is your partner in evaluating and restoring strength, endurance, movement and physical abilities affected by injury, disease and disability.
- The massage therapist is your partner in relieving muscle pain and stiffness through natural manipulation of the soft tissues.
- The chiropractor is your partner in assessing conditions of the spine, nervous system and joints. Treatment includes specific joint mobilizations, manipulations as well as guided exercises and the use of modalities.
- Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. It is a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body to effect pain relief and stimulate function.
- Chiropody is the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases or disorders of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic and palliative means.
- The Occupational Therapist is your partner in evaluating impairment and disabilities and providing solutions such as functional task simulation, assistive devices or ergonomic adjustments around the home or workplace to improve the activities of normal living or work. The Occupational Therapist will ensure that your physical capabilities match the minimum physical demands.
Psychology and Psychotherapy
- The psychotherapist and psychotherapist is your partner in conducting an in depth psychological assessment to reveal and address psychological barriers to recovery and to provide counseling to enable you to deal with mental trauma as a result of an injury or condition.
- The Kinesiologist is your partner in developing a customized exercise program which includes stretching, resistance training and cardiovascular training to allow you to build strength and endurance and allow you to return to pre-accident activity safely.
Assessment and Diagnostics
To ensure that a proper diagnosis is arrived at, which is the basis for the construction of a proper treatment plan, ACT Health Group has an array of assessment services dedicated to this end. The professionals are assigned either as an individual or in a multi-disciplinary team approach. Our core team of healthcare professionals are chosen for their experience and expertise in their discipline. ACT Health Group has a roster of over 250 specialists across Ontario and Canada.
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Functional Capacity Evaluation
- A Functional Capacity Evaluation assesses the ability to perform activities of daily living or work and matches it to the minimum requirements of the task. This assessment may be used as a baseline to design the starting point of a rehabilitation program or to determine the ability to return to activity in a safe manner.
Home Site Assessment
- This assessment is designed to evaluate the physical functioning in the home environment. Interventions may result in a recommendation for assistive devices to enable self-reliance and independent functioning.
- This assessment enables the clinician to identify and control risk factors at the workplace such as suboptimal ergonomic design and provide recommendations to reduce the incidence of aggravation or re-injury.
Independent Medical Evaluations
- An Independent Medical Assessment is an objective assessment of an individual's medical status. These assessments are used when there is a question or need for clarification of a diagnosis, when there is a barrier to recovery and when there is the need for further recommendations on the treatment direction and or return to work or activities of normal living. ACT Health Group has access to a over 250 specialists including Physiatrists (Experts in physical Medicine), Orthopedic Specialists, Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Rheumatologists and Pain Specialists.
- ACT Health Group is able to provide expedited access to diagnostic evaluations and tests such as MRIs, Ultrasound, Stress Testing and Pulmonary Function tests which in turn facilitates diagnosis and treatment.
ACT Health Group has created several specialized programs with proven protocols which enable the treatment team to deal with complex issues of a physical, functional and emotional/psychological nature including chronic pain issues.
Interdisciplinary Functional Restoration Program
- The program is also referred as Comprehensive Occupational Rehabilitation. It is aimed at someone who has been off work or has not returned to activities of normal living after 6 weeks or more. Each program is customized to the client, based on physical, functional and psychosocial assessment. The team consists of a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Kinesiologist, Psychologist and a Physician as required by the nature of the issues at hand. The program typically runs 6 weeks daily and is characterized by progressive physical reconditioning, functional strengthening and coping strategies for overcoming pain and or stress.
- This is a specialized recovery program addressing issues such as driving anxiety, fear or phobia in transportation situations, either as a driver or passenger. In addition, the program addresses pain and physical limitations around driving. The team is comprised of a certified Driving Therapist and may include one or both of an Occupational Therapist or Psychologist. The treatment starts with a in-office or home assessment followed by an in-car assessment in a specially equipped vehicle. The driving sessions are tailored to address the specific needs of the client and proceed to achieve a return to safe and confident driving.
Chronic Pain Program
- A chronic pain condition is likely to develop in cases where there has been an incomplete or no resolution for 12 plus weeks post injury. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and includes a team of physical therapists, Occupational Therapists and with an enhanced focus on psychological approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to pain management and biofeedback. In addition, the initial assessment may include a thorough review of pharmacological issues and recommendations thereof. There may also be a recommendation for pain blocking interventions such as injections in the soft tissues to break the pain cycle which is delivered by a specially trained physician or specialist.