Our movement specialists use hands-on techniques to prevent and treat movement dysfunction.


Physiotherapists (or PTs), known as the movement specialists, work with a health care team to assess and treat patients, as well as expedite discharge planning. With their applied knowledge and understanding of the human body in action, physiotherapists work with their clients to increase mobility, relieve pain, build strength, restore and increase range of motion in joints, and improve balance and cardiovascular function. The aim of treatment is to maximize the patient’s health and functional level.

Physiotherapists not only treat injury, but they also explain how to prevent injury and the onset of pain that may limit activity. Education of their patients is a key component of the treatment plan.

Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapists at Providence provide services throughout the continuum of care, including acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient and residential care. Care providers include: clinical specialists, staff physiotherapists, and rehabilitation assistants. Exercise physiologists provide care in the Healthy Heart Program at St. Paul’s Hospital. Practice support across Providence’s sites is provided by the professional practice leader, site physiotherapy leaders, designated clinical specialists and the coordinators for research, education and practice.

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St. Paul’s Hospital

At St. Paul’s, inpatient acute care and outpatient programs involve assessment and treatment of patients with a variety of respiratory, cardiac, orthopaedic, surgical and neurological conditions. Physiotherapists also work in specialized programs such as: heart transplant, kidney transplants, cystic fibrosis, geriatrics, and chronic pain.

Mount Saint Joseph Hospital

Physiotherapy services at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital (MSJ) include inpatient care for the Intensive Care Unit, medical, surgical, geriatric-psychiatry, and geriatric patients.

Holy Family Hospital Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy staff at Holy Family Hospital (HFH) specialize in rehabilitation care for inpatient and outpatients with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Treatment is aimed at helping patients re-learn motor skills and improve movement control, with the aim of maximizing functional recovery.

Long-Term Care

Physiotherapists provide ongoing assessment and treatment of long-term residents at MSJ, HFH, St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni, Youville Residence and St. Vincent’s: Langara. The aim of physiotherapy intervention is to maintain mobility, prevent falls and help manage pain and other chronic conditions.

Contact Information

Physiotherapy professional practice leader – Gabriele Yoneda
Telephone: 604-806-8116
Pager: 604-258-3433