Triage Assessment Program Benefits

The Triage Assessment Program benefits include accessing treatment options and timely surgical care by reducing wait times. Other benefits are:

  • Immediate access to an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist
  • Comprehensive assessment and report
  • Further investigation can be requested
  • Early diagnosis may allow for unnecessary delay of treatment
  • Deteriorations and complications may be avoided
  • Early intervention can reduce pain, medication and costs
  • If deemed surgical, surgeon to receive referral same day of assessment

Cost: $175 (covered by most extended health care benefits under the service of physiotherapy)

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The Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner possesses a unique skillset beyond that of a regular physiotherapist including; ordering laboratory and radiographic tests (under delegation) as well as orthopedic examinations to assist with triaging patients for surgery and non-surgical treatment care pathways. The Advanced Practice Physiotherapist role provides an ideal opportunity to educate patients on treatment options and how to manage their symptoms. The purpose of this role is to improve patient access to timely surgical care by reducing wait times for surgery and recommending appropriate conservative treatment when indicated.