Training Programs

Undergraduate Training Opportunities

The Pediatric Rehabilitation program welcomes medical students for rotations of a duration of two to four weeks. Exposure includes teaching in relation to the full array of inpatient and outpatient clinical activities with one-on-one case reviews.

Emphasis during the rotations is placed on:

Comprehensive history taking including history of functional abilities (basic activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living)

Comprehensive physical examination with focus on:

  • Neurological examination
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy
  • Assessment of physical, cognitive and behavioral function

Case management including:

  • Appropriate use and interpretation of laboratory investigations and diagnostic imaging
  • Appropriate consultation and team work with health professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, social workers, dieticians, nurse case managers and child life specialists
  • Spasticity management including therapeutic techniques, bracing, medical management, injection techniques and option of surgical consultation
  • Equipment prescription to maximize function

Postgraduate Training Program

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a certified postgraduate training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

We provide students who wish to specialize in the area of pediatric physiatry one to two years of exposure to pertinent subspecialties such as orthopedics, developmental pediatrics and pediatric neurology. Students will be exposed to pediatric neuromuscular diseases, cerebral palsy, head injuries, spinal injuries and multiple trauma injuries.

Resources

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC)

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