sPORTS MEDICINE

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL REHAB IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

AN ATHLETE CENTERED,

INTEGRATED APPROACH IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

In professional sports, an integrated model involves collaboration among the physiotherapist, massage therapist, strength and conditioning specialist, and team physician to manage pain and tailor training around injuries.

At ORKA, we prevent your injury from triggering a negative chain reaction that might force you to give up the sports you love. After your physiotherapy assessment or upon referral, you gain streamlined access to Sports Medicine and Physiatry Consultations with Dr. Rehana Murani for the management of sport-related injuries. This pathway is for both acute and chronic injuries, requiring a formal referral from a healthcare provider for appropriate triage.

Sports medicine & Physiatry Consultations

HOW DO WE MANAGE AN ACUTE INJURY AT ORKA PERFORMANCE?

REFERRAL RECEIVED

Your Referral will be triaged into one of the following pathways: Sports Medicine Consultation or Physiatry (PM&R) Consultation. You will be contacted for booking of your appointment date.

CONSULTATION

After assessment and diagnosis, you'll get prescriptions for diagnostics and interventions (e.g., X-Ray, MRI, injections). A summary letter with recommendations will be sent to the referring provider, and if referred by ORKA Rehabilitation Team, a meeting will discuss your care plan.

COMMUNICATION / RETURN TO SPORT

Your customized rehab plan will be shared with your healthcare team, ensuring everyone is on board for a safe return to sport. Performance testing in our Sports Science wing will confirm your readiness for optimal performance.

COMMON INJURIES WE TREAT

FOOT & ANKLE

• Ankle Ligament Tears (Grade 1-3) • Fractures, Including Casting, Post-Op and Non-Operative Rehabilitation • Bursitis • Compartment Syndrome • Tendon Injuries • Tendinosis • Osteoarthritis • Muscular Injuries: Gastrocnemius/Soleus/Tibialis Posterior • Plantar Fascitis • Lumbar Spine Referral • Overuse/Overtraining Injuries • Stress Fractures • Growth Plate (Epiphyseal) Pain and Dysfunction, Including: Osgood Schlatters Disease/Severs Disease/Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Disease .

KNEES

• Anterior Cruciate Injury (ACL): Pre and Post-Op Rehabilitation • Posterior Cruciate Injury (PCL) • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear (Grade 1-3), Including Post-Op Rehabilitation • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tear (Grade 1-3), Including Post-Op Rehabilitation • Knee Joint Pain and Dysfunction • Bursitis • Fracture: Post-Op Rehabilitation • Meniscal Tears and Impingement, and Rehabilitation • Tendon Injury • Tendinosis • Osteoarthritis • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome • Patellofemoral Joint Pain and Dysfunction • Insertional Tears of Quadriceps, Hamstring, and Calf

THIGHS & HIPS

• Osteoarthritis • Bursitis • Muscle Injuries • Hamstring Tears with/without Lumbar/Sciatic Nerve Involvement; • Adductor (Groin) Tears and Quadriceps Tears • Tendon Injuries and Surgical Repair Post-Op Rehabilitation • Overuse/Overtraining Injuries • Hip-Lumbar Spine Pain and Dysfunction • Gluteus Medius Tendinosis • Hip Pointer • Osteitis Pubis .

SHOULDER, ELBOW, WRIST

• Instability: Subluxation and Dislocation • Joint Pain and Dysfunction • Acromioclavicular Injury • Sternoclavicular Injury • Capsulitis • Adhesive Capsulitis • Rotator Cuff Impingement • Rotator Cuff Tear: Partial and Complete • Rotator Cuff/Acromioplasty/Stabilization Post-Op Rehabilitation • Bursitis • Fracture: Post-Op and Non-Operative Rehabilitation • Burner/ Stinger Syndrome • Muscle Injuries • Tendon Injuries • Glenoid Labrum Injury and Rehabilitation • Scapular Fracture Rehabilitation • Scapulothoracic Joint Dysfunction • Cervical Spine-Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction .

SPINE & RIBS

• Facet Joint Injuries • Costovertebral Joint Injuries • Soft Tissue Injuries • Disc Injuries • Radicular and Referred Pain • Neural Tension • Rib Fracture and Injuries • Rib Cartilage • Intercostal Injuries .

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What injuries are NOT accepted for Sports Medicine / Physiatry Consultations ORKA?

  • Motor Vehicle collisions

  • Workers Compensation Board claims

  • Clients who have completed Calgary’s Chronic Pain Clinic

  • Clients who have had pain > 10 years

  • Clients with active medicolegal proceedings.

  • Clients who have already seen a Physiatrist.

Do I need a referral from my family doctor?

You require a formal referral from a primary care practitioner with a practitioner ID to access Sports Medicine and Physiatry services at ORKA Performance. This referral can come from a physician, physiotherapist, chiropractor etc…if you do not have a referral, you can book in for an Initial Physiotherapy Assessment and we can evaluate the appropriateness for our physician pathway.

Will my referring provider receive communication after my assessment?

Whether it be a Sports Medicine or Physiatry Consultation, ORKA Physicians will always send a consultation report inclusive of working diagnosis and recommendations to the referring provider to ensure all dots are connected in your integrated plan of care.

Is there a cost to the appointment?

No, all Sports Medicine Consultations and Physiatry (PM&R) Consultations are covered by Alberta Health Services as well as any imaging/labs that they order (x-ray, MSK Ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, Bone scan, blood work), so there are no direct costs to the athlete for this aspect of their ORKA Rehabilitation Pathway.

As part of your rehabilitation plan, the Physician may prescribe medication, bracing/health products or other interventions to aid in pain modulation and in your plan of care. Note that some of these are not directly covered by Alberta Health Care and are fee for service, but may be covered by extended health benefit plans (ie. Bluecross, Sunlife, Manulife, Greenshield etc…).

OFFICE HOURS

9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

OFFICE HOURS

3pm-10pm Monday-Thursday

8am-3pm Friday

10am-4pm Sunday

Rehabilitation Hours

7am-8pm Monday - Friday

7:30am - 2pm Saturday

CONTACT US

  • 587 586 0869 (Main Line)

  • (587) 387-7244 (Fax)

  • CALGARY: Unit 160 11358 Barlow Trail NE - Located across the street from the Mercedes Benz Dealership

  • EDMONTON: Unit 220 167 Provincial Avenue - Located Upstairs and beside Fix Auto.

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