Today Minister Matthews announced that Ontario is improving access to physiotherapy services for eligible Ontarians by changing how and where these services are provided. Beginning August 1, 2013, the province will expand availability of community-based physiotherapy, exercise classes and falls prevention services in more locations across Ontario.
Steps include integrating physiotherapy positions into primary care settings, including Family Health Teams, Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics, and Community Health Centres. The total number of positions is not yet known.
AFHTO will be working closely with the ministry to optimize access and capacity for these physiotherapy services within FHTs. We will update AFHTO members as more information becomes available.
For further information, click here to see the ministry’s announcement.