Haliburton Highlands Physiotherapy Services


Physiotherapy Out-patient Referral Form


What we do:

The goal of physiotherapy is to maintain, restore and maximize strength, function, movement and overall well-being.

As primary health care professionals, physiotherapists (also known as PTs or physical therapists) combine in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess and diagnose acute and chronic injuries, illnesses and conditions. With your diagnosis in mind, physiotherapists can work with you to create a tailored, client-centred treatment plan which may include:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Functional activity training/re-training
  • Work and occupational re-training and return to work planning (including WSIB assessments/reassessments/treatment)
  • Education on pain management
  • Modalities including hot/cold packs, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) and ultrasound
  • Joint mobilization
  • Early/functional mobilization, O2 titration, discharge planning for acute care patients

Physiotherapy Assistants (PTAs) are trained to assist with the provision of physiotherapy services under the direction and supervision of a registered physiotherapist.


General Information

The Rehab Department is staffed by three full-time physiotherapists and one full time physiotherapy assistant. Physiotherapy services are provided to both in-patients (acute care) and out-patients (clients of the physiotherapy clinic).

Out-patient physiotherapy services are offered primarily at the Haliburton site (5 days/week) and at the Minden site (2 days/week). In-patient physiotherapy services are only available to patients of the Haliburton Hospital Acute Care Unit.


How To Access Physiotherapy Services; Fees

A referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner is required to access out-patient physiotherapy services. Referrals may be submitted in person or faxed to the number below. After we receive your referral, you will be placed on the wait list, with higher priority given to clients with acute conditions.

Physiotherapy services are free of charge. Equipment (e.g. therabands) is available for purchase from the Physiotherapy Department for a nominal fee.


Registered Physiotherapists

Ian Ritchie, MSc (PT), Registered Physiotherapist

Sunil Sharma, MPTh, Registered Physiotherapist


Contact Info:  705-457-1392

Haliburton Physiotherapy Department (primary site)

Phone: 705-457-1392 ext. 2226

Fax: 705-457-2398

Email:  physio @ hhhs.ca  

Address: 7199 Gelert Rd., P.O. Box 115, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, closed Saturday/Sunday

Minden Physiotherapy Department

Phone: 705-286-2140 ext. 3228

Address: 6 McPherson Street, Minden, ON K0M 2K0

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday (closed all other days)


More information about physiotherapy is available on the following websites:

Ontario Physiotherapy Association:    https://opa.on.ca/about-physiotherapy/

Canadian Physiotherapy Association:  https://physiotherapy.ca/about-physiotherapy

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario:  https://www.collegept.org


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