What separates the Knee Clinic from the public system?
Our facility is the only private Knee Clinic in Alberta and is not affiliated with any public knee clinic initiatives. We offer timely assessment, diagnosis and treatment as well as specialist expertise that patients may otherwise only have access to after a very lengthy wait time in the public system. At the Knee Clinic, we believe that collaboration is of paramount importance to good clinical outcomes. We are a one stop shop for many patients and all of our practitioners work hard to communicate with each other as well as with the rest of your health care team. Whether you need an assessment with one of our specialists, an image guided injection or hands on treatment by one of our other doctors or therapists, you can be sure you are seeing a practitioner who is up to date on your case and knows what is treatment is best suited to you. Finally, and perhaps most important of all, at the Knee Clinic we take the time to really listen and then clearly communicate the diagnosis and treatment plan to our patients in a way that is relevant and easy to understand.
What can the Knee Clinic do for me?
- Timely assessment and diagnosis by a specialist
- Direct surgical referrals via the public or private health care systems
- Advanced imaging requisition and consultation through either public or private streams (MRI, CT, Diagnostic Ultrasound, or any other imaging)
- Custom knee brace and orthotic prescription, acquisition and fitment
- Knee joint injection referrals and administration (Monovisc, Hyaluronic acid, Platelet-rich Plasma, Cortisone, Prolotherapy, Ozone, Cingal)
- Rehabilitation (both pre- and post-operative as well as non-operative)
- Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Registered Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, IMS, Naturopathic Medicine
- Clear communication with your family physician and other members of your health care team
Who can receive care the Knee Clinic?
We do not discriminate against chronic injury or osteoarthritis. Individuals of all ages and activity levels are welcome at the Knee Clinic. From acute injuries or tears to chronic arthritis pain, or overuse injuries that plague both elite and recreational athletes, we can help!
Not a knee injury? Our practitioners are exceptionally well trained to assess and manage a variety of musculoskeletal ailments and would be happy to address these with you. Often a sore knee can be the result of compensation for another problem in the foot, ankle, hip, pelvis or lower back.
Who will I see?
Because our facility maintains a high quality and standard of healthcare provision, all of our practitioners are exceptionally well trained in their respective fields of expertise. Our specialists have completed extensive post-doctoral training and hold active Fellowship status in sports sciences and physical and occupational rehabilitation.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please ensure that your intake forms have been completed prior to your scheduled appointment time. These can be found on our website here or can be emailed to you upon request. If you wish to complete these forms on site, please arrive at least 10 minutes early. We also recommend that you wear loose fitting clothing or bring a pair of shorts with you.
Do I need to have had an X-ray or MRI prior to my appointment?
The short answer is no. We are good at what we do and a thorough history and clinical exam is usually sufficient to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and plan of management. However, if we feel that further imaging may be helpful, we can facilitate this for you through either the public or private system at the patient’s discretion.
Do I need a referral from a doctor?
No, you do not require a referral to see us!
How much does it cost for an initial assessment and what can I expect during this visit?
There are multiple ports of entry to the Knee Clinic and initial fees can vary, however, the initial assessment fee with one of our specialists is $334. This appointment is typically 50 -60 minutes in duration and you can expect the doctor to conduct a thorough history and clinical examination, as well as review any relevant diagnostic imaging with you. You will leave with an accurate diagnosis and plan of management, including treatment options and associated costs.
What if I need surgery?
In many cases, surgery should be viewed as a last resort, however, if after careful consideration it is deemed the most efficacious option, our clinic can facilitate a direct referral to the surgeon’s office for you. We maintain close ties with both public and private surgeons here and abroad.
Will my insurance plan cover the cost of my appointment?
This will depend on the details of your individual plan. Our specialists have received their base training as chiropractors, with extensive specialist training in the years beyond. They have attained post-doctoral fellowship status in sports sciences as well as physical and occupational rehabilitation.
As most people have chiropractic coverage it is convenient to be able to submit a claim for their initial assessment accordingly.