Province plans to spend $44 million less on physiotherapy services compared to 2012

(PETERBOROUGH) Al Davies isn’t a doctor but he’s positive physiotherapy sessions helped his father stay active for as long as he did.

Since the Peterborough man’s parents were admitted to a local long-term care facility in 2004 and 2005, he’s spent time watching the sessions he’s credited for greatly improving his father’s condition. Now he’s concerned upcoming changes to physiotherapy funding will mean less of that type of care for seniors.

Effective Aug. 1, physiotherapists will no longer be reimbursed by OHIP for their services and physiotherapy will be provided through Community Care access centres.

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