Specialized services for physical disabilities

Specialized rehabilitation services offered to people of all ages whose disability (motor, hearing, visual or language) leads to significant and chronic impairment. A referral from a physician or a health care professional is required.

Services for adults

For persons aged 18 years and older who have one or more congenital or acquired disabilities, or a disability resulting from an illness. Social and professional integration services are also available to adults who have motor disabilities or a severe mental health disorder.

Services for children and adolescents

For youth aged 0 to 17 years who have a congenital or acquired disability, or a disability resulting from an illness that significantly impacts their ability to carry out their day-to-day activities. Interventions are performed when required in the living environments of the child or adolescent.

Sensory disabilities or impairments, and compensating aids

For persons of all ages who have a major hearing, vision or motor disability or impairment, congenital or acquired, chronic or permanent, and who are experiencing significant handicaps. Motor skills assistance services include technological aids that compensate for motor disabilities.
  • Moulded shoes
  • Wheelchairs
  • Tibial, femoral, tibial-femoral, coxofemoral (hip joint), and hemipelvic prostheses
  • Finger, hand and wrist prostheses
  • Ulnar, ulnohumeral, and humeral prostheses
  • Glenohumeral and thoracic prostheses
  • Offloading orthoses (e.g.: partial foot, diabetic ulcers or fractures)

Wheelchair services (assessments, allocations and repairs)

The mobility assistance department (Service d’aide à la motricité) allocates different types of wheelchairs and offers services to people who already have one.
  • Repair workshop, open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Repair services are offered in several MRCs in the Estrie region
  • Emergency servicing is available in 35 municipalities within a 30-minute transportation radius of the Centre de réadaptation de l’Estrie (CRE)

Assistive hearing devices and visual technical aids

The Centre de réadaptation de l’Estrie du CIUSSS de l’Estrie - CHUS is the official distributor of assistive hearing devices and visual technical aids for the RAMQ. These devices are built to compensate for impairments and to help to eliminate or reduce disabilities.

Traumatology - Intensive functional rehabilitation (IFR)

For anyone who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or a severe orthopedic injury and for those who require a driving assessment. The IFR component is composed of the Intensive Functional Rehabilitation Unit (IFRU) and of l'Envolée, a transitional rehabilitation home. The service's aim is the optimal recovery of the functional abilities of individuals so that they can live in an environment best suited to their conditions.

Geriatric IFRU (65 years and older)

The Intensive Functional Rehabilitation Unit (IFRU) enables seniors who have suffered from disease or trauma to recover their abilities and functional independence, and, if possible, to lower the incidence of permanent disability. A task-specific rehabilitation program is also offered to amputees who have lost at least one of their lower limbs. The amputee is invited to participate in a psychological support group that enables discussion and mutual support.

Outpatient geriatric rehabilitation services

Outpatient rehabilitation services offered to persons aged 65 years and older who have a potential for recovery and who require physiotherapy, speech therapy, or neuropsychology services. These persons have suffered from disease (stroke, amputation, etc.), trauma (hip fracture, etc.) or some other type of neurological, vascular, or musculoskeletal problem. 

Access to specialized services

Reception, assessment and orientation service

300 King Street East, Suite 200, Sherbrooke QC J1G 1B1 

Telephone: 819 346-8411, ext. 43304 or 1 800 361-1013, ext. 43304 

TTY: 819 821-0247 (telephone line for people with hearing loss)

Services available upon referral from a physician or health professional.