Physiotherapists and massage therapists provide treatment whenever required at all stages of patient care. They work with all care departments, including surgery, oncology and, occasionally, radiotherapy, to provide care to patients during their time in hospital and after they have returned home. The care provided is tailored to each person and always forms part of an overall multidisciplinary approach. Pain management is a key part of physiotherapy and massage therapy.
Physiotherapists/massage therapists play various roles:
Physiotherapists work with orthopaedic manufacturers to procure equipment to meet patients’ needs. They help improve patient well-being and pain management, in collaboration with the pain unit at the Eugène Marquis Centre.
Staff physiotherapists work with independent physiotherapists to ensure that patients are able to return home safely and easily. They encourage patients to perform adapted physical activity.
The Centre’s physiotherapist/massage therapist also conducts external consultations, where requested by the patient’s doctor (appointments should be made directly with the physiotherapist/massage therapist):