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We're dedicated to providing you with the ambulatory and outpatient services you need, when you need them. The following services are available to you.

Hand Therapy Program

Queensway Health Centre is a premiere centre of excellence focused on meeting the needs of people who experience a hand injury or condition.

Our highly experienced clinical team of hand specialists is dedicated to working together to provide exceptional, personalized therapy in a comfortable environment. Members include:

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational/Physiotherapist Assistants
  • Psychosocial Occupational Therapist
  • Return to Work Coordinators
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Surgeons

Surgeons affiliated with our two program streams include:
Acute Hand Therapy

  • Dr. Frank Lista, Hand/Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Michael Weinberg, Hand/Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Muriel Roach, Hand/Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Zvi Margaliot, Hand/Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Corey Goldberg, Hand/Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Morris Rebot, Hand/Plastic Surgeon

WSIB Specialty Hand Program

  • Dr. Frank Lista, Hand/Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Zvi Margaliot, Hand Surgeon
  • Dr. Arnis Freiberg, Hand Surgeon
  • Dr. Don Head, Psychiatrist
  • Dr. Maselle Virey, Psychiatrist

Our CARF accreditation assures you that our programs meet rigorous CARF guidelines for services and quality. It is a qualified endorsement that we meet or exceed nationally and internationally recognized service standards and are focused on delivering the most favourable results for all our clients.

Hand Therapy Program is located at:
Queensway Health Centre
150 Sherway Drive, 5th Floor
(Located across from Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre, convenient access by car, public transit, or free shuttle bus from Mississauga Hospital,
Open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Clients are seen by appointment only. Call (416) 521-4098.

Fracture Clinic

Mississauga Hospital's Fracture Clinic, featuring state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, opened in February 2008 and has already improved access and the quality of care our patients receive.

"The new clinic helps to decrease wait times, provides child-friendly spaces and improves patients' access to specialized procedures such as testing for osteoporosis," says Dr. Vir Sennik, orthopaedic surgeon and founder/ champion of the Diwali fundraising gala.

Donor and community generosity made clinic possible

The Fracture Clinic was made possible thanks to the incredible generosity and support of our South Asian community and many Capital Campaign donors. In 2007, $555,000 was raised for the much-needed clinic at the annual Diwali gala.

More than 22,000 patients visit Trillium's Fracture Clinic each year. Services provided include:

  • Acute and follow-up fracture care
  • Advanced casting techniques and care by Certified Orthopaedic Technologists
  • Post-operative follow-up care for elective and non-elective patients
  • Consultations with an Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Custom Functional Knee Bracing including assessment, fitting and follow-up care as well as off-the-shelf bracing for knees
  • Customized upper extremity fracture bracing
  • Spinal Bracing including assessment, fitting and follow-up care
  • Splinting of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Viscosupplementation program for osteoarthritis of the knee.

Based on your individual needs at the time of your clinic visit, you may need additional X-Rays or procedures as determined by your orthopaedic surgeon.

Patients are seen in order of their appointment times, not arrival times, for both a consultation or cast work. Please follow the tips below to make your appointments easy as possible:

  • Bring your health card.
  • Allow up to three hours for your entire visit. Avoid booking other appointments during this time.
  • If necessary, please bring along an English Interpreter.
  • Bring a maximum of only one family member or friend to accompany you. Space is limited.
  • If driving, patients should enter via the Main (East) Entrance. Patients being dropped-off can use the Family Care Centre (North) entrance. Route maps are available at the Main Entrance information desk.
  • Certain procedures and products are not covered by OHIP. Please be prepared to pay for these charges at time of treatment. Visa and Interac are accepted.

Fracture Health Care Team

Mississauga Hospital's Fracture Clinic health care team consists of an interdisciplinary team of Orthopaedic Surgeons, an Advanced Orthopaedic Technologist, Orthopaedic Technologists, Orthopaedic Technicians, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. A Clinical Educator and a Manager complements the team.

Drug or Latex Allergies

If you have a known or suspected drug or latex allergy, please inform us at the time of registration in the Fracture Clinic.

Neurodiagnostic Services

Neurodiagnostic Services provides a full range of neurodiagnostic tests that aid in diagnosing disease processes affecting the nervous system. Queensway Health Centre, services include outpatient, adult and paediatric EEG. At Mississauga Hospital, services include adult and paediatric EEG, Evoked Potentials and Intra-operative monitoring.

Rehabilitation

Mississauga Hospital's Rehabilitation Day Hospital provides active, intensive, interdisciplinary assessment, consultation and treatment for adult patients who have complex rehabilitation needs. The Day Hospital's focus is on stroke, brain injury (traumatic and aneurysm), muskuloskeletal, and general complex rehabilitation patients.

The team is comprised of nursing, social work, therapeutic recreation, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. The team assesses patients for admission into the program once goals for rehabilitation have been identified and discussion with the patient and family has taken place. The overall goals of the program are to facilitate a full transition to the community and to optimize function. While attending the Day Hospital, patients live in the community and travel to the hospital for an intensive program two times a week.

Neurology

The Outpatient Neurology program is the counterpart to the Day Hospital. Patients with neurological problems who need rehabilitation are cared for by a team of physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and social workers. Communication, dysphagia assessment and management, aphasia group, and voice therapy services are offered.

Physiotherapy

Specialized services are provided for acute orthopaedic conditions including fractures, soft tissue injuries, joint replacements, and other surgical procedures. Individualized treatment programs for patients are enhanced with a range of group programs supported by physiotherapy assistants. These include Back Education, Knee Class and Pool Program. The physiotherapists are also active members of the Fracture Clinic team.

Other programs provided by ambulatory rehabilitation services include the Prevocational Program, the Respiratory Rehabilitation Program, the Arthritis Society Partnership Program, and the UVL Program.

Vestibular Lab

Mississauga Hospital's Vestibular Lab provides testing to patients with problems of the vestibular system such as imbalance and dizziness.

Kingsway Financial Spine Centre

We are dedicated to excellence in spine care. Our aim is to give early assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to individuals suffering from spine disorders that have lasted less than 6 months ("acute" disorders).

We treat many conditions, including:

  • Stable spinal fractures
  • Post operative back pain
  • Mechanical back pain (lasting less then 6 months)
  • Identified disc pathology (i.e. disc herniation, disc bulge)
  • Back pain that is not yet diagnosed (lasting less then 6 months)

We see patients by referral only. Please go to "Coming to the Spine Centre" page for referral information, or click here to download our referral form.

Patient Experience

96 per cent of patients surveyed rated our quality of care as "very good to excellent".

Relieving the Pain

Back pain takes a toll on a person's physical and emotional well being. It is the most common cause of disability in people under the age of 45. Mississauga Hospital opened the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre in May 2005 to help patients' physical and emotional recovery through evidence-based practice.

A First for Canada

Our state-of-the-art, 9000 square foot space is the first facility of its kind in Canada. We have is the only program in Canada where orthopaedic and neurosurgeons work together, along with a dedicated rehabilitation team.

Faster Treatment

Designated, in-house slots for the Centre's patients help to reduce wait times for MRIs, CT Scans and X-rays, speeding diagnosis and treatment.

Award Winning Spine Care

Mississauga Hospital was awarded the 3M Health Care Quality Team Award for providing excellence in spine care across the continuum, including the work of the Spine Centre.

Educating Our Community

It's better to prevent spine injuries before they happen. We have an area dedicated to back care education, the prevention of spine and back disorders, and wellness for you and your family.

In 2008, we held our first community education evening. These sessions help the general public learn about back pain and how to obtain the necessary treatment.

Annual Symposium

In an effort to promote learning and innovation in spine care, the Spine Centre hosts a Spine Symposium annually for health care professionals.

Rehabilitation

Our team offers the following programs and services:

  • Individualized and group therapy exercise programs
  • Core stability classes
  • Education sessions
  • Psychological support for emotional, behavioural and cognitive issues
  • Strategies for challenges in activities of daily living
  • Work conditioning
  • Post Partum Health for Backs (fee payable)
  • Golf Conditioning for Backs (fee payable)
  • Functional Abilities Evaluations (fee payable)
  • Kinesiologist support in transitioning exercise program to community

Only a Spine Centre physician can refer you to our rehabilitation program.

Rehabilitation Assessment:

Our highly trained physiotherapists complete an individualized assessment using a mechanical diagnosis approach. Treatment will be based on best practices for your condition.

 

Rehabilitation Programs:

Rehabilitation programs can be up to a maximum of 12 weeks in length, with rechecks at 4 week intervals. The program is focused on a self management approach and includes mandatory education sessions. Group exercise classes will focus on core stability, with one-on-on sessions as needed. Referrals for rehabilitation services from physicians outside the Spine Centre are not accepted.

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact and Location:

Staff can be reached via phone, fax or in person:
Phone: (416) 521-4141
Fax: (416) 521-4140
Address: 3rd Floor- 150 Sherway Drive, Toronto ON, M9C 1A5

Stroke Treatment/Prevention

Stroke is a medical emergency. Chances of surviving a stroke and achieving full recovery are significantly higher if medical help is sought right away. As a regional stroke centre, Mississauga Hospital's Emergency Centre has staff skilled in identifying and treating stroke patients. If a patient arrives at Mississauga Hospital's Urgent Care Centre showing signs of a stroke or stroke-like symptoms, s/he is transferred immediately to Mississauga Hospital's Emergency Centre.

Stroke patients needing admission to hospital are cared for in the Comprehensive Stroke Unit at Mississauga Hospital.