history of Partners in Rehab terry fox monument thunder bay


Partners In Rehab was established by occupational therapists, Brian and Karen Pontello with a vision to create a multi-discipline therapy company to meet the increased demands of community and in home therapy needs.

Services were provided to the Home Care Program to include both adult and school based services.


Expanded services to include physiotherapy


Creation of Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) in 1996 provided an opportunity to expand services to include Speech-Language Pathology.

Partners In Rehab has been successful with subsequent RFP’s initiated by CCAC which allowed us to expand our Home and Community Care and School Health Support Services.

2000 to Present

Continued expansion into the auto insurance sector with the addition of the following programs:


Accreditation achieved with Accreditation Canada in 2003 and Partners In Rehab has been successful in maintaining its accreditation.  In 2015, Partners In Rehab achieved Accreditation with Exemplary Status.


Move to a new location allowing further expansion with the opening of a new Physiotherapy Clinic Out-Patient Facility.  Partners In Rehab accepts all referrals to include Extended Health, Auto Insurance, WSIB and Private Pay.


Partners In Rehab is a registered Shift Concussion Management Provider.

Partners In Rehab was approved as a Driver Functional Assessment Centre for the Ministry of Transportation.