St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph (SJHCG) offers a number of outpatient rehabilitation programs at the Hasenfratz Rehabilitation Pavillion. These programs support people of all ages who need general rehabilitation after a medical event, accident, or stroke.

The rehabilitation team brings a wide range of specialized skills and knowledge to help each person achieve optimal independence and greater quality of life. The healthcare team includes: the patient and supporting family members, physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, rehab assistants, nursing professionals, and more.  SJHCG runs 5 outpatient rehabilitation programs:

COPD Pulmonary Rehab Program

Adults who have a chronic lung disease such as COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, or pulmonary fibrosis can benefit from this 8-week program that combines education and physical exercise to help the patient gain control and manage their breathing condition.

Learn more about SJHCG’s COPD Pulmonary Rehab Program

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

The Musculoskeletal program helps people living with musculoskeletal and joint dysfunction achieve their highest possible degree of independence. Such dysfunction can result from surgery (such as joint replacement, soft tissue reconstruction, and amputations) or occur after a cast is removed from a healed bone fracture. Our team also provides assessments and recommendations for those who have sustained repetitive strain injuries, degenerative or inflammatory conditions, and other chronic pain syndromes.

Bundled Funded Care

Following primary Total Hip and Knee replacement surgery

Our Physiotherapy team will focus on assessment and treatment of patients who have undergone primary total joint replacement procedures (hip/knee). Our goal is to provide early access to therapy care and provide the most current best practice treatments to help you return to your daily routine. Outpatient Physiotherapy services include:

  • Assessment
  • Goal setting and treatment planning
  • Education
  • Individual programming
  • Home exercise program

We accept referrals from any Ontario hospital participating in BFC. As a Bundled Partner, our cost per episode to Acute Care Bundle Holders is $ 312.00 for Total hip and knee joint replacement outpatient rehab. There is no client fee.

Outpatient Rehab Services Referral Form (PDF, 181KB)

Falls Rehabilitation

The Falls Rehabilitation program aims to support those who are at high risk of falling because of impaired balance, most often associated with neurological, orthopedic, or arthritic conditions. The healthcare team works with the client to improve his or her functional activity and balance. They will also determine the most appropriate assistive mobility device to meet an individual’s needs.

Neuro Rehab

Adult clients with functional impairments resulting from stroke, spinal cord injury, and other degenerative neurological conditions, are seen by one or more of the following therapy staff: Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist. Neuro Rehab services include retraining of balance, walking, upper extremity motor skills, daily living skills, cognitive strategies, speech and language communications.

Amputee Clinic

The specialized amputee team includes a physiatrist, prosthetist, and physiotherapist who assess the client’s prosthetic needs and provide education on prosthetic use, including walking with confidence and performing daily activities with your prosthesis.

Driving Rehabilitation Program

SJHCG is a Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) approved Functional Assessment Centre.

Driving is an important and meaningful activity of daily living. The ability to drive safely can be impacted by disease, trauma, or aging. Any individual who has a medical condition that may affect his/her ability to drive, is eligible for a driving assessment. The client’s licence may be valid or suspended. Depending on the circumstances, the assessment may or may not be an MTO requirement. The program is open to both experienced and novice drivers.

Our services include assessment, training, and prescription for vehicle modifications. If a client requires the use of a modified vehicle, please notify us prior to booking an assessment.

If you or someone you know needs to be assessed, please follow the links below for more information and to download the referral form. Clients can be referred by a physician or nurse practitioner or may call us directly to book an appointment without a referral.

This service is not covered by OHIP. See applicable fees outlined in the brochure below.


For more information about rehabilitation services available at SJHCG, please contact the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network at 310-2222.