Sports Medicine Physician Consult
Consultation with an experienced Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician is available. A referral from your physician or nurse practitioner is necessary for this.
This consultation will typically include a thorough review of your injury or illness, an appropriate physical assessment and review of investigations done to date such as X-rays, Bloodwork, MRI etc. A treatment plan will then be developed, incorporating multidisciplinary care, with further investigations ordered if appropriate. Ongoing monitoring with your Sport Medicine Physician may contribute to reduced pain and disability and potential earlier return to activity and sport.
Acute Sport Concussion Care
Your Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician is experienced in comprehensive concussion care, including full initial and ongoing assessment and management. Assessment tools used include the most accepted and up to date, including SCAT3 and Paediatric SCAT3, BESS Balance test, King Devick test, VOMS testing etc.
Each patient with concussion is unique and is set up with a highly individualized treatment plan, including access to expert physiotherapists with extensive training in this area. Further workup with imaging, optometry, cognitive testing, etc. can be arranged as needed.
Imaging may be ordered by your Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician if it is thought to be necessary or valuable to the care of your injury or illness. Imaging may include such things as: X-ray, Bone Scan, MRI or MRI Arthrogram, Bloodwork etc. Follow up will always be arranged after imaging.
Your Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician may offer injections as part of your treatment plan. Injection of Corticosteroid can be a safe and effective facet of treatment for such conditions as tendinitis, tenosynovitis, epicondylitis and osteoarthritis.
Viscosupplementation is also useful for the treatment of osteoarthritis, most commonly in the knee and hip joints. A viscosupplement, composed of Hyaluronic Acid is injected into the joint space to provide lubrication and may improve symptoms of stiffness and pain.
Both Cortisone and Viscosupplements are stocked and available in the clinic.