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Physiatry Bracing / Orthotics Clinic   at
Foothills Medical Centre
Connect Care Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Connect Care Department: CGY FMC BRACING AND REHAB CL
Estimated time to routine appointment: Not Available
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
SERVICE DESCRIPTION
This program provides services for adults with acute or chronic musculoskeletal or neurologic disorders.This clinic optimizes function through the use of bracing and orthotics. Examples of diagnoses seen in this clinic include:
  • arthritis joint pain
  • sports injuries
  • hand injuries / deformities
  • ligament tears
  • cerebral palsy
  • foot drop
  • neuromuscular disease with focal muscle weakness
This program provides services for adults with acute or chronic musculoskeletal or neurologic disorders.This clinic optimizes function through the use of bracing and orthotics. Examples of diagnoses seen in this clinic include:
  • arthritis joint pain
  • sports injuries
  • hand injuries / deformities
  • ligament tears
  • cerebral palsy
  • foot drop
  • neuromuscular disease with focal muscle weakness
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Referrals can come from physicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.
All referrals are receive via fax, then triaged by the physician.
Referrals can come from physicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.
All referrals are receive via fax, then triaged by the physician.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Please fax referral and call to request urgent assessment.
Please fax referral and call to request urgent assessment.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
For all emergencies, please refer patient directly to the Emergency Department.  Acute injuries with concerns regarding neurologic status should be directed to the Emergency Department, Neurology or Neurosurgery.
For all emergencies, please refer patient directly to the Emergency Department.  Acute injuries with concerns regarding neurologic status should be directed to the Emergency Department, Neurology or Neurosurgery.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Adults (minimum of 18 years or older).

Exclusion criteria:
  • Patient requiring general physiatry who do not require orthotics or bracing
  • Patient requiring general physiatry who do not require orthotics or bracing
Adults (minimum of 18 years or older).

Exclusion criteria:
  • Patient requiring general physiatry who do not require orthotics or bracing
  • Patient requiring general physiatry who do not require orthotics or bracing
COMMUNICATION PROCESS
  • Communication of referral receipt to referral source will occur within 7 calendar days.
  • Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral source will occur within 14 calendar days.
  • Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral source will occur within 30 calendar days.
 
PHONE
403-944-4224
FAX
403-283-2526 (Fax referrals to)
REFERRAL FORM
LINKED SPECIALISTS
CLICK + TO VIEW REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Routine Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Investigation Timing
Additional Details
Orthotic bracing
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Relevant current or previous

All relevant investigations
 
Relevant current or previous

Orthopedic, Neurological, Neurosurgical, Rheumatology, or Sport Medicine consults (if available)
 
Relevant current or previous

Please indicate whether referral is for one of the following:-Upper extremity bracing/orthotic consultation-Lower extremity bracing/orthotic consultation-Spine bracing/orthotic consultation
 
Relevant current or previous

Related CT/MRI/Imaging (if available)
 
Relevant current or previous
PATIENT APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please contact the clinic a minimum of 48 hours in advance to re-schedule.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please contact the clinic a minimum of 48 hours in advance to re-schedule.
 
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
 
ADDRESS
Special Services Building Main Floor - Rm AW122
1403 29 Street NW
Calgary Alberta
T2N 2T9
PATIENT APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS
  • Bring your Alberta health care card and a piece of government issued photo ID.
  • Check in at reception 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • You may bring a family member or significant other during your consultation.
  • Please make sure to have someone with you if you are unable to communicate in English.
  • Bring your Alberta health care card and a piece of government issued photo ID.
  • Check in at reception 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • You may bring a family member or significant other during your consultation.
  • Please make sure to have someone with you if you are unable to communicate in English.
 
DIRECTIONS
Located at the intersection of 16 Avenue NW and 29 Street NW.
Foothills Medical Centre

Transit:
Public transportation is available to this facility.
Located at the intersection of 16 Avenue NW and 29 Street NW.
Foothills Medical Centre

Transit:
Public transportation is available to this facility.
 
PHONE
403-944-4224
 
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Parking payment due in advance.Any pay station can be used to pay for any lot.
Pay stations are located in all parking areas and most building entrances.
Parking pay stations accept coin and all major credit cards. Accessible parking is available in all public parking lots and secondary surface lots.
Parking rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities. 

To find parking due to the ongoing construction impacting the parking lots at the Foothills Medical Centre.
Parking payment due in advance.Any pay station can be used to pay for any lot.
Pay stations are located in all parking areas and most building entrances.
Parking pay stations accept coin and all major credit cards. Accessible parking is available in all public parking lots and secondary surface lots.
Parking rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities. 

To find parking due to the ongoing construction impacting the parking lots at the Foothills Medical Centre.
 
EMAIL
VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
 
 
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

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A Healthcare Service moves from one location to another. In this case the IA Healthcare Service@Location record will be made defunct (non-current) and a new Healthcare Service@Location record will be created with a current status. In this scenario the captured referral guidelines in ARD can become "orphaned" as they are not attached to any current IA healthcare service.

Categories of non-current or orphaned referral guidelines: INDIVIDUAL and COMMON.
The REFERRAL GUIDELINES section of the profile has the prefix INDIVIDUAL or COMMON to help you choose the method below when transferring referral guidelines from a non-current Healthcare Service@Location to a current healthcare service@location.

Individual referral process
  1. Click on a non-current (Red) Healthcare Service@Location at the bottom of the All Locations list.
  2. The non-current referral info is displayed with the link Copy this Referral Process to another Healthcare Service@Location link on the upper right hand corner. Click on the copy link.
  3. Choose a current location (Green or Brown) from the All Locations list. This will be the Healthcare Service@Location you are pasting the referral info into.
  4. The system will display the Edit Referral Info screen populated with the referral info from the non-current Healthcare Service@Location you viewed in the first step.
  5. Click Save and the referral info is transferred from the non-current Healthcare Service@Location to the current one.
  6. Repeat these steps for each Healthcare Service@Location that needs attention.

Common referral process - 2 sub cases.
Case 1: At least 1 current Healthcare Service@Location with common referral info is with current status for this healthcare service; One or more Healthcare Healthcare Service@Locations where replaced by new one.
  1. Click on any current Healthcare Service@Location whether it has referral info (Green) or not (Brown).
  2. The healthcare service location opens in the Edit Referral Info screen populated with the current common referral info.
  3. Save it. 
  4. All locations will be updated with the common referral information, including all the locations that don't have referral info yet (Brown). The non-current referrals (Red) will also be updated.
Case 2:  All Healthcare Healthcare Service@Locations for a healthcare service are set to a non-current status and replaced by new ones. In this case there is no current additional referral info to copy from, so the only alternative is to pick up the non-current common referral process (Red). Follow the steps described in the section Individual Referral Process above to copy/paste the non-current common referral info to the current healthcare service locations.
Generally we want to replicate current common referral info to new or replaced healthcare service locations. We only resort to copying non-current common referral info if there is no other option.

Remember: Some fields can be location specific with the common referral process:
Parking Instructions, Directions, Parking Map, Wait Time, Referral Phone or Referral Fax.
To update these items you have to edit each Healthcare Service@Location separately.

ADDITONAL NOTES:
  • The info icon after the All Locations drop down will be visible to ARD Administrators.
  • The system doesn't allow you to copy referral information from one non-current Healthcare Service@Location to another.

 

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