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Rocket Family Upper Extremity Clinic

Contact US

SABINA TSANG
Admin Assistant
(416) 597-3422 ext. 3428
(416) 597-7111

CLINIC WEBSITE

REFER A PATIENT
  • To complete the standard referral process, first download and complete the physician Referral Form.
  • Once you have completed the form, please fax it to us at (416) 597-7111.
  • The form will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete; if incomplete, the form will be returned to you.
  • Our office will contact the patient directly with their first appointment. Please call us at (416) 597-3422 ext. 3428 if you do not receive information about your first appointment within a few weeks.

What We Do

The Rocket Family Upper Extremity Clinic has two locations at Toronto Rehab’s University Centre and Lyndhurst Centre. Our clinics bring research, best practice and clinicians together to offer evidence based, outcome focused outpatient treatment for people with impairments of the upper extremity due to neurological problems. Both locations are clinical/research partnerships to accelerate the development of innovative practices to optimize upper limb functional outcomes for people with neurological conditions.

Services provided are not usually covered by OHIP and in most cases, covered by third party funding such as motor vehicle insurance, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), extended health benefits and/or self-pay.

Services will be provided by Registered Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.

Who We Treat

TARGET POPULATION

We assess and treat individuals who have a neurological condition that has resulted in changes in their upper extremity function from conditions such as: stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic or acquired brain injury.

Individuals must be able to participate in an intensive therapy program and home program.

LIST OF TREATMENTS/THERAPIES *
  • Activity Based Restorative Therapy
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation including the Myndmove Technology **
  • General Rehabilitation of the Upper Limb
  • Group Programming
  • Imagery
  • Management of Chronic SCI UE Problems
  • Neuro-Developmental and Bobath Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Somatosensory Stimulation and Massed Practice
  • Splinting to Support Functional Use
  • Saebo Product Measurement
  • Transcutaneous Epidural Stimulation
  • Task Specific Training
  • Mirror Therapy
  • Armeo™ Robotic System
*

RATES: All treatments and assessments will be offered at a rate of $120.00/hour. Some therapies will have an additional charge to the hourly rate.

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Referrals are centrally reviewed and patients are allocated to the clinics based on diagnosis. Expertise in stroke and hemiplegia are typically present at the University Centre location, while and expertise in spine related UE Neurological deficits is present at Lyndhurst Centre. However, other arrangements may be possible pending client needs.

Who We Are

ROCKET FAMILY UPPER EXTREMITY CLINIC – UNIVERSITY CENTRE CLINIC LEAD
Debbie Hebert, MSc

Debbie Hebert is a corporate professional leader and Practice Leader (Occupational Therapy) at Toronto Rehab Institute, UHN, as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. Debbie has been working in the area of neurorehabilitation over the past 38 years with a special interest in rehabilitation of occupational performance and upper extremity function following neurological impairment. Current research areas include upper extremity neurological rehabilitation (e.g. robotics, FES), clothing and accessory design for persons with neurological challenges and cognitive intervention.

ROCKET FAMILY UPPER EXTREMITY CLINIC - LYNDHURST SCIENTIFIC AND CLINIC LEAD
Dr. Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Dr. Kalsi-Ryan, is a Clinician Scientist in the field of upper limb assessment and recovery and spine pathology at TRI-UHN and is also Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Physical Therapy. Her research is oriented to establishing methods to quantify neurological change after injury and studying neurorestorative methods to enhance and optimize function for those with neurological impairment. Dr. Kalsi- Ryan’s lab at TRI-LC is called, The Upper Extremity NeuroRestorative and Innovations Lab, which provides a platform for not only the development of new and novel treatment approaches, but also research related to knowledge translation and uptake of new discoveries. Her additional interests include: outcome measurement, upper limb recovery, traumatic and non traumatic SCI, quantification of neurological disorders.

Contact US

SABINA TSANG
Admin Assistant
(416) 597-3422 ext. 3428
(416) 597-7111

CLINIC WEBSITE

REFER A PATIENT
  • To complete the standard referral process, first download and complete the physician Referral Form.
  • Once you have completed the form, please fax it to us at (416) 597-7111.
  • The form will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete; if incomplete, the form will be returned to you.
  • Our office will contact the patient directly with their first appointment. Please call us at (416) 597-3422 ext. 3505 if you do not receive information about your first appointment within a few weeks.