Other Resources and Supports

Other Resources and Supports

There are many sources of information on the Internet about osteoarthritis, joint injury, and hip and knee replacement surgery. However, some sources of information are better than others. Below is a list of links to the best information available. We have also listed some support services for you that may help you pre- and post-surgery.

External Resources

General Information About Arthritis

Arthritis Society

Arthritis Foundation (United States)

John Hopkins Arthritis Centre (United States)
Mayo Clinic – information on arthritis (United States)

Joint Health

RheumInfo.com – information on arthritis

Osteoporosis Information

Osteoporosis Canada – information on exercise, nutrition, and safety for people with this disease

Hip Replacement Resources

Sunnybrook Hip Replacement Resources

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Hip Replacement Resources

Total Knee Replacement Resources

Sunnybrook Knee Replacement Resources

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Knee Replacement Resources

External Resources – YouTube Videos

Exercise as Medicine (Doc Mike Evans)

Hip and Knee Replacement (Doc Mike Evans with Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre)

The Science of Activity – Playlist (Doc Mike Evans)


Swimming – Thunder Bay

City of Thunder Bay – Pools web page

Churchill Pool: (807) 577-2538

Volunteer Pool: (807) 345-5143

Canada Games Complex: (807) 684-3311

Lakehead University Pool: (807) 343-8656

Other Activities – Thunder Bay

Indoor Tai Chi

Recreation Services (Pool, Athletic Centre, Fitness Classes)


Kenora Recreation Centre
18 Mike Richards Way
Kenora, ON P9N 1L2
Phone: 807-467-2087
Email: service@kenora.ca


Pool & Fitness Centre
84 Whyte Ave, Dryden, ON P8N 1Z5
Phone 807-223-1430
Email: fitnesscentre@dryden.ca

Fort Frances

Memorial Sports Centre
740 Scott Street, Fort Frances, ON P9A 1H8
Phone: 807-274-4561

Assistive Devices – Northwestern Ontario

Information on how to access assistive devices for people with reduced mobility due to osteoarthritis along with other diseases, injury, and medical conditions.

Home and Community Care Northwest CCAC LHIN: (807) 345-7339 or 1-800-626-5406

Ontario March of Dimes: (807) 345-6595 or 1-800-335-0715

Physiotherapy Services

Publicly-Funded Options

Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
(807) 684-6270

St. Joseph’s Care Group
(807) 343-2407

Fairway Physiotherapy Mountdale
(807) 344-5242

Fairway Physiotherapy Nova Care
(807) 623-4720

Victoriaville Physiotherapy
(807) 623-1322

Thunder Bay Physiotherapy Associates
(807) 767-2808

Fort Frances

La Verendrye General Hospital
(807) 274-4815

Emo Health Centre
(807) 274-3261 ext 5540


Dryden Regional Health Centre
(807) 223-8201 ext 1265


Atikokan General Hospital
(807) 597-4215 ext 355

Red Lake

Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital
(807) 727-3829


Mary Berglund Community Health Centre
(807) 934-2251

Sioux Lookout

Meno Ya Win Health Centre
(807) 737-3030 ext 4650


Nipigon District Memorial Hospital
(807) 887-3026 ext 1252


Wilson Memorial General Hospital
(807) 229-1740 ext 253

Terrace Bay/Schreiber

The McCausland Hospital
(807) 825-2200


Santé Manitouwadge Health
(807) 826-3251


Geraldton District Hospital
(807) 854-4115

Private Pay-Insurance Options*

Active Rehabilitation & Fitness
(807) 854-4115

Marzana Bates
(807) 622-4774

Clinique Serge Paradis
(807) 768-2888

Fairway Physiotherapy Mountdale
(807) 344-5242

Fairway Physiotherapy Nova Care
(807) 623-4720

Fanti & Associates Physiotherapy
(807) 343-9311

Hand and Upper Limb Clinic

Kenora Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre
(807) 468-3631

Lakehead University Sports Medicine
(807) 343-8188     

Move Therapy
(807) 577-6683     

Northern Physiotherapy and Sports Injury
(807) 768-2888

Partners in Rehab
(807) 683-9500

Therapeutic Health Physiotherapy
(807) 623-1517

Walser & Associates Physiotherapy
(807) 626-8184

Wright Physiotherapy (Fort Frances)
(807) 274-4222  

*For Private Physiotherapy Clinics, please see Find a Physiotherapist section of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (www.collegept.org) or Ontario Physiotherapy Association (www.opa.on.ca) or the yellow pages.