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Rural Frontenac Lennox and Addington Allied Health Team

The Rural Frontenac Lennox and Addington Allied Health Team provides healthcare services to patients of the primary care practices in the region. We work in partnership with referring physicians and nurse practitioners to provide comprehensive healthcare support.

The RFLA Allied Health Team is comprised of a respiratory therapist, a dietitian, a kinesiologist, a practical assistance worker, a digital health connector, a psychotherapist, and two social workers. Physiotherapy services are also offered through a partnership with regional physiotherapy clinics.

The services of the RFLA Allied Health Team are funded by the Ministry of Health through Kingston Community Health Centres and are provided at no cost.

To be referred, patients must not have alternative public or private financial supports for these services (e.g.: funded physiotherapy for clients receiving income from Ontario Works or through the Ontario Disability Support Program, Employee Assistance Programs or other employee benefits.)

Contact

Lenadco Building
310 Bridge St. W., Unit G1
Napanee, ON K7R 0A4

Website: https://rflahealth.ca/

Phone: 613.354.3301 x688

Fax: 855.940.4921

Email: [email protected]

Our teams also support clients in the offices of their referring physicians whenever possible.

Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Provider Services

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Supports patients and families with respiratory assessments and provides information regarding lung health.

  • Educates patients, families, and care providers in individual and group settings.
  • Scheduled overview of initial lung health.
  • Develops, implements, and revises client action plans.
  • Follow ups are based on individual needs.

Dietitian

Assesses nutrition status and provides nutrition support to both groups and individuals with a variety of needs.

  • Individual nutrition counselling and healthy eating education.
  • One-on-one advice and support.
  • Services are provided for all ages and populations.
  • Initial appointments are usually one hour while follow ups are 30 minutes as required.
  • Goal setting for individual, realistic nutrition goals with many handouts, visual and other resources.

Kinesiologist

Works with individuals to assess physical health goals, then provides counselling and education on implementation of goals

  • Fitness assessments: measures aerobic abilities, strength, balance, and flexibility.
  • Health promotion: educates on how exercise can help prevent disease and improve quality of life.
  • Exercise prescription: helps you determine how often, how intense, and what type of exercise is good for your needs and goals.
  • Chronic disease management: starts safe exercise programs to prevent disease progression for people with chronic pain and chronic disease.
  • Active injury rehabilitation: teaches stretches and exercises that will support your recovery and build strength and conditioning post injury.

Practical Assistance Worker

Meets with clients on a one-on-one basis to assess what is needed and what resources can be accessed. Including but not limited to:

  • System navigation
  • Assistance with government benefits
  • Emergency funding
  • Housing
  • Food insecurity
  • Social isolation
  • Income support

Digital Health Connector

Uses technology to improve health in the region by enhancing healthcare access and delivery.

  • Connects patients and health care providers via digital health platforms.
  • Identifies technological needs of the region and provides technical support.

Registered Social Workers

Provide short term counseling to help people identify their sources of stress or problems, strengthen coping skills, and find effective solutions.

  • Support for individuals, couples and families, addressing a range of interpersonal problems, relationship difficulties, and life transitions.
  • Individualized, holistic, collaborative approach to improving mental health and personal well-being.
  • Provides support with the management of a variety of mental health issues.

Registered Psychotherapist

Provides talk-based therapy for individuals who are having thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that are negatively affecting daily functioning and ability to enjoy life. They are trained to work collaboratively with clients using evidence-based approaches. Clients will be supported to achieve positive changes in their social/inter-personal functioning and psychological well-being.

Group Programming

* Program Delivery

Please note that all group programs are currently offered online (and in-person as permitted) EXCEPT for Thriving with COPD, which is offered in-person only (ON HOLD due to COVID-19)

Bouncing Back from Anxiety and Depression

NEW virtual group starts June 22, 2022. An eight-week virtual program offered by the Napanee Area and Belleville and Quinte West CHCs.

Contact: [email protected]/613.539.9923

COPD Exercise Group

NEW starting May 25, 2022 from 2:30-4 p.m. for nine weeks.

Contact: [email protected]

Women on Weights

Eight weekly visits followed by 1 X month session for 10 months. Emphasis on resistance training exercises (bodyweight, dumbbells, resistance bands) to support bone strength. Dietary considerations also provided to help to maintain bone health. Eligible patients: women of any age or ability. Can have good BMD or diagnosis of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.

Contact: [email protected]/613.449.5678.

GLA:D

Seven week program for people with hip and/or knee Osteoarthritis. 2 X education sessions, 12 neuromuscular exercise sessions.

Contact: [email protected]/613.449.5678.

Virtual Cooking with Paige

A Registered Dietitian-led drop in series. Fridays from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. Learn how to make simple, nutritious recipes all from the comfort of your home.

Contact: [email protected]/613.449.7984.

Craving Change

A how-to workshop for changing your relationship with food. Four-week program.

Contact: [email protected]/613.449.7984 or [email protected]/613.539.0942.

The CHANGE Program

12 weekly sessions consisting of diet education and group exercise, followed by 1 X monthly visits for 9 more months. Eligible patients should have at least 2 of the criteria of metabolic syndrome (large waist line, high BP, high BS, high TG, low HDL).

Contact: [email protected]/613.449.7984 or [email protected]/613.449.5678.

RFLA Hiking Group

The RFLA Hiking Group is a free program open to people of all ages who would like to walk on our local hiking trails with the guidance of a Registered Kinesiologist. Hiking distance ranges between either 3-4 km or 5-8 km.

Contact: [email protected]/613.449.5678.

Stretch Roll Move

Stretch, Roll, Move is a FREE weekly DROP-IN class for all ages is held every Thursday afternoon. Using foam rollers, breath work, stretches and light exercises, a Registered Kinesiologist will enhance understanding of flexibility and movement in relation to aches, pains, and common injuries.

Contact: [email protected]/613.449.5678.

Thriving with COPD

This is a FREE four-week workshop for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Topics include understanding COPD, breathing techniques, nutrition, physical activity and more.

Contact: [email protected]/613.484.3290

Keeping the Change

FREE for graduates of our nutrition or exercise services or programs.

Looking for continued support and education with your nutrition and exercise goals? If you have already benefited from individual services or group programs of the RFLA Allied Health Team dietitian or kinesiologist, you can join Keeping the Change.

This program offers one session per month for 90 minutes from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Each session has 30 minutes of exercise, 30 minutes of education, and 30 minutes for discussion and peer support.

Contact: [email protected]/613.449.7984 or [email protected]/613.449.5678.