Three Hip and Knee Orthopedic Assessment Clinics (OAC’s) have been established in the Waterloo-Wellington Region. In these clinics, a specially trained physiotherapist assesses each person to determine the urgency of referral and if it is a surgical or non-surgical case. An appointment at an OAC may then be followed by an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon or a recommendation for conservative care. Wellington Ortho & Rehab is a host to the Guelph location.
A referral through your primary care provider is required to obtain an appointment at an OAC.
Fees for a visit to the OAC are covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).
You will begin your visit by completing a medical questionnaire. After the questionnaire, a specially trained physiotherapist will review your health information and complete an examination. Based on their evaluation you may be referred for a surgical consideration or recommended for other conservative options. Expect approximately 30-60 minutes for your visit.
Please wear comfortable footwear, bring a list of all medications, a walker or a cane (if you use one) and bring shorts or wear loose fitting clothing.