List of Health Wellness Group Programs

No Obstacles to Health

We are a Health Clinic aiming for “no obstacles” to your health. We help you reach your best health by (with):

  • Caring for My COPD Exercise Program
  • Diabetes Exercise Program
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Student Kinesiologist Support for Community Fitness

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8 am-4 pm

Evening hours for Physiotherapy are offered each Wednesday until 7pm.

Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Diabetes Educator:

A comprehensive program focused on controlling diabetes with exercise programs led by a Registered Kinesiologist/Certified Diabetes Educator.

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Occupational Therapy:

An Occupational Therapist (OT) helps people of all ages who have an injury, illness, disability, or other problem that keeps them from doing what is important to them.

An occupational Therapist can help you develop strategies for managing the everyday activities that are important to you if you are having trouble doing the things you want, and need, to do.

Some specific things an Occupational Therapist might help with include:

  • Increasing independence and safety with showering, dressing, and other self-care tasks
  • Improving sleep
  • Managing medication
  • Being safe at home and preventing falls
  • Using the bank and paying bills
  • Managing, or returning, to work
  • Shopping and preparing meals
  • Doing laundry and cleaning your home
  • Driving or using public transit
  • Knowing how to spend your extra time (socializing, hobbies, volunteering)
  • Becoming more active
  • Managing stress, anger, and anxiety
  • Managing pain and fatigue

More information about Occupational Therapy can be found on the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario websites.

Physiotherapy:

A Physiotherapist (PT) is your partner in optimizing your health.

How can the PTs at Compass Health help you?

  • Assess and diagnose your issue
  • Use a combination of hands-on therapy, exercise, and pain management tools to reduce your pain and restore movement
  • Create a home exercise to help you achieve your goals
  • Develop a self-management program to make you independent with your care
  • Connect you to other team members, services or group programs

More information about Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy can be found at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and College of Physiotherapists of Ontario websites.

Compass Community Health Steps for Health Diabetes Foot Care Program:

This is a comprehensive foot care program which focuses on the assessment and treatment of feet and the prevention of further diabetic foot complications like ulcers and amputations in people living with diabetes. All foot care is done by our team of chiropodists (registered foot specialists) and registered practical nurses with advanced foot care training. Funding for the program is provided by the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN. 

Who is eligible for the program?

  1. If you have been diagnosed with type II diabetes and are at risk of complications due to your condition and live in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN. 
  2. As a diabetic, if you are not able to manage your own foot care and you have barriers to accessing foot care such as lack of insurance and financial means.

What does the Program Offer You?

All clients referred to the Program will be screened to establish their risk for diabetes complications. There is no direct cost to you for the care you receive when you participate in the program.

  • If you are able to perform your own foot care safely and have good management of your blood sugars and no diabetic foot complications, you will be referred to a self-care class and a follow-up assessment to monitor your needs as needed.
  • If you have moderate to severe risk factors for diabetes complications i.e. difficulty feeling your feet, unable to safely see and/or reach your feet, poor circulation, history of ulcers and/or amputation, loss of feeling in your lower limbs you will be referred to receive routine visits with a chiropodist or foot care nurse every 8 – 12 weeks. This may include: routine nail care, care of callus and corns, care of ingrown toenails, assessing for custom orthotics and other foot-related devices.
  • If you develop or already have complications such as open wounds, an external referral for wound care may be necessary. Limited wound care support is provided where possible by the Program for less severe wounds or when you are awaiting wound care to begin at another facility. You may continue to receive preventative care and support during the time you are receiving wound care by other clinics.
  • Client who are registered with the program can participate in other diabetes and health related services offered at the Health Centre where available. This includes: diabetes and nutritional education, fitness, chronic disease management and mental wellness programs.

  • The program can also provide external referral for care of more complex diabetic conditions and recommended qualified external professionals for orthotics and other devices
  • Interpretation services are available on request.

Referrals can be sent in from your family doctor or you can self-refer.  Please call 905-523-0090 or our toll free number at 1-800-361-3338 to inquire about eligibility. 

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Click here for self-care classes - Hamilton area

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Click here for the Compass Community Health Diabetes Foot Health Program Referral Form 

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Chiropody

What is Chiropody?
Chiropody is the profession dealing with assessment and treatment of the feet in order to prevent or relieve diseases and disorders. This is done through therapeutic, surgical and palliative means.

What Does A Chiropodist Do At Compass Community Health?
Commonly treated conditions include toenail and skin problems (e.g. ingrown toenails), corns and calluses. These are often due to structural foot problems, so the Chiropodist may prescribe orthotics (shoe inserts) or special footgear (braces or shoes).