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Specialty Programs

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program promotes optimum recovery and health for those recovering from heart disease and/or cardiac-related surgery. Our goal is to limit the physical effects of cardiac illness and improve cardiovascular fitness and overall health. Each guest receives a program designed specifically for them, which is then supervised and implemented by a team of cardiac specialists, including physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and consulting nutritional and psychological professionals.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Northwoods Care Centre offers our guests a comprehensive Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program with all the therapeutic, clinical and technical resources needed to address a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Joint replacement
  • Fractures
  • Cervical and lumbar injuries
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Amputations

Using a team approach to care, we utilize individual therapies, pain management, strength, balance and mobility training, biomechanical re-education, joint protection and other techniques to restore our guests to their optimum level of functional independence.

Respiratory Care 

Our comprehensive inpatient and outpatient respiratory therapy programs help patients with complex lung disease and other chronic progressive respiratory problems to recover and better cope with their conditions. Northwoods Care Centre’s unique, team approach to pulmonary rehabilitation is individually tailored and designed to optimize physical abilities and independence, while slowing down the progression and the debilitating symptoms of pulmonary disorders.

By combining exercise with education, breathing retraining, nutritional counseling and psychosocial support, we can individualize programs for patients of all ages and successfully treat many common respiratory problems. Our program is geared toward patients with:

  • Asthma
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • End Stage Respiratory Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Respiratory Failure

Complex Wound Care

Our complex wound care program includes leading-edge capabilities generally found only in acute care hospitals. By making these services available in a local post acute care setting, we can help bridge the gap between hospital and home care more successfully, enhance the coordination of care, and provide more effective support both during and after our guest’s stay.

One reason for our success is the fact that Northwoods Care Centre is one of the very few non-hospital facilities whose staff includes a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse. This experienced specialist plays an active role in assessing, diagnosing, training, and overseeing all our wound care procedures and protocols. Our Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse provides an exceptional level of expertise that allows us to enhance coordination with the other members of our caregiver team and provide better continuity of care throughout our organization.

Northwoods Care Centre also employs many of the most innovative, technologically advanced resources in our comprehensive wound care program.

These modalities, therapies, support services include but are not limited to:

  • Growth factor therapy
  • Bio-engineered tissue
  • Advanced wound dressing
  • Compression therapy
  • Wound VAC therapy
  • Ultraviolet light therapy
  • Tissue ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Antibiotic IV therapy
  • Sharp debridement
  • Pulse lavage
  • Nutritional management
  • Strength training
  • Contracture management
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Pain management
  • Lifestyle and behavior modification 

Our program also recognizes the roles aggressive prevention and patient/family education play in effective wound management. These critical aspects are incorporated into our unique “whole person” approach to care.

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