Do you have a spare examination room one or more afternoons a week?
Would like to refer your patients for an in-house physiotherapy assessment and home based rehabilitation program?
Would you like the ability to collaborate with a physiotherapist face-to-face on patients that aren’t improving and at risk of chronic neuromuscular pain?
Dear Family Physician
My name is Terry Kane and I’d like to introduce you to my practice as an experienced Primary Care Physiotherapist supporting Calgary physicians and their patients.
After a twenty-five year career working in clinics such as the University of Calgary Sportsmedicine Centre, the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre as well as with the Calgary Flames and Canadian Olympic Hockey Team, I had the good fortune to join the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network as a Primary Care Physiotherapist in 2014.
As you’re aware, patients who receive delayed, inadequate or inappropriate treatment for an orthopaedic injury or condition are more likely:
- To develop chronic pain and permanent disability,
- To develop dependency on pain medications,
- To place a greater demand on family members or social services for supportive care,
- To place a greater demand on health care professionals and the health care system over their lifetime.
- Unfotunately, the burden of managing patients with chronic neuromuscular pain falls directly to busy family physicians.
As a Primary Care Physiotherapist with the PCN, I spent one day a week at five different family practice clinics conducting orthopaedic triage assessments, offering unhurried patient education and home based rehab exercise programs on behalf and in support of family physicians. Apart from patient care, I consulted directly with family physicians on diagnoses, diagnostic imaging, treatment recommendations and drafting referral letters for specialist services such as orthopaedic surgery.
Due to budgetary changes within Alberta’s Primary Care Networks, Calgary West Central PCN terminated the physiotherapy program in 2016, at which time I joined Drs. Phillip van der Merwe, Margot McLean and Martin Harvey at the Fourth Street Clinic where I continue to offer Primary Care Physiotherapy in the mornings Monday to Friday.
Based on four years of working directly with family physicians, I believe the opportunity to embed an experienced physiotherapist in Primary Care Clinics offers the following benefits (to name just a few);
- Improves the standard of collaborative patient care in the diagnosis, triaging and management of acute and chronic neuromuscular and orthopaedic conditions.
- Improves patient education and patient engagement in self-management strategies such as pain flare up prevention and home based rehab exercises.
- Enables family physicians to refer their patients for an experienced physiotherapy consult within the comfort of their own clinic (Medical Home).
- Allows family physicians to offer physiotherapy services to their patients at a low cost.
If you have a unused examination room in your clinic and are interested in improving clinical care as well as an additional source of revenue, I would welcome the opportunity to offer my services within your clinic.
If you would like to refer a patient to me for a primary care assessment and report on my recommendations, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward a referral pad to your office.
If you’re interested in learning more about offering my services in your clinic, please feel free to contact me directly by phone at 403-714-7617 or by email at email@example.com. All inquires will be treated confidentially.
Thank you for your time.
About Terry Kane
Terry Kane is one of Canada’s most experienced orthopaedic physiotherapists with over 30 years of clinical experience and the owner and founder of Canada’s only national online Orthopaedic Network – OrthopaedicsCanada.com.
Since 1985, Terry has worked with some of the top orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and chronic pain specialists in Canada and the United States. A graduate of the University of Toronto, former Canadian Olympic Hockey Team and Calgary Flames physiotherapist, Terry has over 30 years of clinical experience in diagnosing and designing evidenced based rehab programs for thousands of orthopaedic patients, including over 500 Olympic and professional athletes.
In addition, Terry has worked at the University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre, the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre, provided primary care physiotherapy services for Calgary West Central Primary Care Network as well as provided home care physiotherapy services in Calgary for over a decade. For more information
Terry offers the following services;
- Orthopaedic Assessments for patients with acute and chronic orthopaedic and sports injuries (click here)
- Second opinions for patients with chronic bone and joint pain.(click here)
- Video Conference consultations for rural Albertans (click here)
- Home care physiotherapy services in Calgary (click here)
Terry Kane’s Professional Experiences
- Served as Head Physical Therapist for the Calgary Flames and Canada’s Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team,
- Lectured internationally on exercise based rehabilitation for over twenty years (i.e. American College of Sports Medicine, etc)
- Lectured on physical therapy for the University of Calgary Department of Orthopaedics as well as Department of Continuing Medical Education.
- Served as Injury Analysis Consultant to the National Hockey League’s Injury Analysis Panel.
- Served as a contributing developer & instructor of a MainPro-C Course on “Chronic Pain for Family Physicians” for the University of Calgary Department of Continuing Medical Education.
- Served as a contributing author “Foundations of Personal Training”: Human Kinetics, 2008 (ISBN-13:9781450441322)
- Served as editorial peer reviewer for the Physician and Sportsmedicine, the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and Pain Research and Management Journal.
- Served a volunteer member of Alberta’s Bone and Joint Strategic Clinical Network Committee.
Terry Kane’s Professional Goals
To improve the standard of clinical diagnostics, triaging and evidence-based bone and joint care in primary care practices through a collaborative and integrated model of primary care physiotherapy. .
To deliver the highest standard of evidence-based physical therapy on behalf of patients, referring physicians and orthopaedic surgeons.
To improve the standard of care in the multidisciplinary management of musculoskeletal conditions in Canada through improved orthopaedic triaging and adoption of evidence-based clinical care pathways.
To leverage web-based technologies to improve the standard of evidence-based care among healthcare professionals in the non-surgical management of musculoskeletal conditions as well as post-surgical rehabilitation.
To leverage web-based technologies to improve public awareness of evidence-based clinical pathways in the management of musculoskeletal conditions and prevention of chronic pain.
Career Path | Background
- Physical Therapist, Terry Kane Physical Therapy (1985 – present)
- Physical Therapist, Fourth Street Clinic Primary Care Clinic (2016 – present)
- Physical Therapist, Calgary West Central Primary Care Network ( August 2014 – March 2016)
- Founder, Owner, OrthopaedicsCanada.com Network (2008 – present)
- Founder, Owner, OrthopaedicProtocols.com (2008 – present)
- Physical Therapist, Copeman Healthcare, (2008 – 2011)
- Physical Therapist, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Chronic Pain Centre (2005 – 2008)
- Injury Analysis Consultant, National Hockey League (2000-2004)
- Physical Therapist, Calgary Flames (1995 – 2001)
- Owner, Physical Therapist, Achilles Physiotherapy Clinic (1993 – 1995)
- Physical Therapist, University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre, (1990 – 1993)
- Physical Therapist, McMahon Stadium Sports Physiotherapy Clinic (1988 – 1990)
- Physical Therapist, Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey Team (1985 – 1988)
- University of Toronto, Bachelor of Sciences (Physical Therapy) (1982-1985)
- University of Toronto, Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (1977-1981)