Our registered physiotherapists in North York provide you with the latest updates and news from the world of physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
NORTH YORK GENERAL HOSPITAL NOW A LEADER IN HEALTHCARE INNOVATION
A collaboration between North York General, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto East General, Markham Stouffville, Mackenzie Health, and Southlake Regional Health Centre has now formed the Joint Centres for Transformative Healthcare Innovation. This level of partnership is relatively rare and will allow the sharing of innovations in patient care, including for physiotherapy and rehabilitation. North York specifically will be sharing their patient map system with best practice protocols for treating hundreds of medical conditions. This helps to define North York General Hospital as a leader in delivering health care.
DESPITE AMPUTATIONS, NORTH YORK BABY FLOURISHING
14 month old Ethan Faria, was admitted to North York General Hospital in July 2015 with Influenza type B, eventually leading to amputations in both arms and legs. Despite the daunting odds against him, Ethan began working through the common toddler milestones (rolling, crawling, and feeding himself). With regular physiotherapy sessions at Holland Bloorview, he was fitted with prostheses last April and is now using a customized walker with supervision. His physiotherapists goal of walking around his community is in reach, especially as they have noted that he is the hardest working 2 year old they has ever had the privilege of rehabilitating.
NEW HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY ALLOWS SAME DAY DISCHARGE
The usual hospital stay for a total hip joint replacement can be up to 5 days. Canadian orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Pascal-André Vendittoli’s procedure integrates a tight collaboration of nurses, physiotherapists, anaesthesiologists, internists and surgeons. It involves confirmation of post surgical discharge help, painkillers prior to surgery with less grogginess inducing anaesthetic during it. Incisions are smaller and are glued shut, rather than using sutures. This means huge savings to the hospital and to taxpayers, as well as less chance of infections from other ill patients