Forward to Function
Prevention ◄► Assessment ◄► Treatment
The services of Forward to Function (F2F) support patients who most often have been involved in motor vehicle accidents or have suffered work-related injuries. A continuum of services is available to our Northeastern Ontario clientele, focused on the patient’s rehabilitation journey to return to their pre-injury level of functioning in their work, daily living activities, mobility, leisure and social life.
Each of the services, devoted to a particular specialty, has a longstanding history of excellence in meeting the needs of clients and their families, physicians, the Workeplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and insurance companies.
Linda Scherzinger, Manager
(705) 523-7100 Ext. 3275
WSIB Specialty Clinics
Health Sciences North / Horizon Santé Nord (HSN) is a WSIB Specialty Program provider of choice. We deliver programs and services with Physiatry, Orthopedic and Plastic Specialists and Allied Health Professionals within the clinical settings, worksites and home environments. We provide services to local clients within the Sudbury and surrounding areas as well as other Northern Ontario communities including North Bay, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay and all points in between.
Our clinics provide comprehensive assessments, follow ups, appropriate diagnostic testing and/or consultation(s) and treatment. We can clarify diagnosis, prognosis or level of impairment. We are focused on applying best practices and continuous quality improvement using clinically validated Outcomes Measure Tools. The team works closely with the injured worker to improve their function, mobility and recovery, integrating safe return to work recommendations.
At this time, we are pleased to provide the following WSIB Specialty Clinics:
- Amputee & Prosthetics Clinic - Brochure
- Early Shoulder Physician Specialist Assessments
- Hand & Wrist Clinic - Brochure
- Shoulder & Elbow Clinic - Brochure
Our specialized team members have an expertise in caring for individuals with upper extremity injuries, and upper and/or lower limb amputations.
Joanne Chevrier, Medical Secretary (705) 523-7296 option 2
Joanne Mathieu, Clinical Leader (705) 523-7100 Ext. 3475
Sue Favero, Clinical Leader (705) 523-7100 Ext. 4106
Physiotherapy services under Forward To Function are provided for HSN employees.
Lise Morrissette, Secretary
(705) 523-7098 or toll free 1-866-469-0822
Driver Assessment Rehabilitation Service (DARS)
We offer a variety of comprehensive assessments and services for drivers (passengers) of all ages. Our goal is to meet clients' needs and ensure a safe return to driving whenever possible. DARS has been an MTO approved assessment centre since 1992. In 2013, DARS became an approved Functional Assessment Center (FAC) and in 2014 awarded one of the WSIB Driver Rehabilitation contracts for Northeastern Ontario.
DARS Referral Form
Lise Morrissette, Medical Secretary
(705) 523-7098 or toll free 1-866-469-0822 Ext. 7098
Regional Evaluation Center
Third Party Assessments / Insurance
We provide neutral, objective and timely Health Care Assessments to injured workers from Northeastern Ontario. Our Physiatrist and multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals are experienced in assessing and treating clients who have sustained complex musculoskeletal injuries.
- Insurer Examinations
- In-Home and Form 1 Assessments
- Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)
- Job Demands Analysis (JDA)
- Ergonomic Assessments
- Pre/Post Employment Scores
- Educational Seminars
- Job Site Assessments
- Job Coaching
Lyse Boyle, Medical Secretary (705) 523-7296 option 3
Carol Stanyon, Clinical Leader (705) 523-7100 Ext. 3173