Why Use Centric Health’s
Triage Assessment Program?

Centric Health's Triage Assessment Program (TAP) was developed to assist surgeons across Canada in managing their wait lists and to identify the appropriate care pathway for patients in a timely fashion. Our program offers a solution and best care alternatives to patients.

Patients often wait months or even years before receiving access to advice from a surgeon. TAP gives the patient immediate access to an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist who works collaboratively with the surgeon to provide the patient with much needed advice and treatment recommendations. If the patient is deemed surgical based on the assessment, they will obtain an immediate referral to the appropriate surgeon.

The Advanced Practice Physiotherapist is part of our TAP team which consists of; respected and experienced primary care physicians, and chiropractors, and will assist the surgeons in managing their wait lists through identifying and initiating appropriate care pathway for the patient based on the assessment. The Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner possesses a unique skillset beyond that of a regular physiotherapist including; expert orthopedic examinations to assist with triaging patients for surgery and non-surgical treatment care pathways and provide accurate education on current diagnosis. 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 expert advice.

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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.