Orthopaedic Triage Assessment


“Do I really need an MRI?”

“Do I really need  surgery?”

“Are there exercises that I can do at home to reduce my pain or avoid surgery?”

“If I need to see a surgeon, what surgeon should I see for my condition?”


Meet Terry Kane – Get Answers This Week

For  30 years Orthopaedic physiotherapist Terry Kane has conducted private one hour orthopaedic assessments to diagnose and determine if a patient can (a) get better with a well designed home treatment / rehabilitation program or (b) whether a patient needs to see a surgeon.

Rather than wasting time and money on treatments that don’t work or waiting for nine months to see a surgeon, Terry Kane sees patients without a referral and this week.

If Terry does not believe a patient needs surgery, he’ll spend the hour answering all patient questions, designing an appropriate home treatment and rehab exercise program and invite patients to follow up in four weeks to determine if things are improving or not.  Terry will also write a letter to family physicians with a report of his findings and recommendations.

If Terry believes a patient needs to see a surgeon, he will write a letter to the most appropriate surgeon for the patient’s condition

Please note that Terry does not see patients with injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, work related injuries (WCB) or patients involved in medical-legal litigation.



About Terry Kane

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Since 1985, Terry Kane has worked with some of the top orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and chronic pain specialists in Canada and the United States.

A graduate of the University of Toronto, former Canadian Olympic Hockey Team and Calgary Flames physiotherapist, Terry Kane has over 30 years of clinical experience in diagnosing and designing evidenced based rehab programs for thousands of orthopaedic patients, including over 500 Olympic and professional athletes.

In addition to his clinical work, Terry currently owns Canada’s only National Online Network of orthopaedic websites, www.OrthopaedicsCanada.com

Areas of Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Practice

  • Shoulders
  • Elbows
  • Hands and Wrists
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Feet and Ankles


Professional Experiences


  1. Served as Head Physical Therapist for the Calgary Flames and Canada’s Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team,
  2. Lectured internationally on exercise based rehabilitation for over twenty years (i.e. American College of Sports Medicine, etc)
  3. Lectured on physical therapy for the University of Calgary Department of Orthopaedics (Glen Edwards Day) as well as Department of Continuing Medical Education (Telemedicine Rounds).
  4. Served as Injury Analysis Consultant to the National Hockey League’s Injury Analysis Panel.
  5. A contributing developer & instructor of a MainPro-C Course on “Chronic Pain for Family Physicians” for the University of Calgary Department of Continuing Medical Education.
  6. Served as a contributing author “Foundations of Personal Training”: Human Kinetics, 2008 (ISBN-13:9781450441322)
  7. Served as editorial peer reviewer for the Physician and Sportsmedicine,  the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and Pain Research and Management Journal.

Career Path | Background


  • Physical Therapist, Terry Kane Physical Therapy (2000 – present)
  • Physical Therapist, Calgary West Central Primary Care Network ( August 2014 – March 2016)
  • Founder, Owner, OrthopaedicsCanada.com Network (2008 – present)
  • Founder, Owner, OrthopaedicProtocols.com (2008 – present)
  • Physical Therapist, Copeman Healthcare, (2008 – 2011)
  • Physical Therapist, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Chronic Pain Centre (2005 – 2008)
  • Injury Analysis Consultant, National Hockey League (2000-2004)
  • Physical Therapist, Calgary Flames (1995 – 2001)
  • Owner, Physical Therapist, Achilles Physiotherapy Clinic (1993 – 1995)
  • Physical Therapist, University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre, (1990 – 1993)
  • Physical Therapist, McMahon Stadium Sports Physiotherapy Clinic (1988 – 1990)
  • Physical Therapist, Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey Team (1985 – 1988)
  • University of Toronto, Bachelor of Sciences (Physical Therapy) (1982-1985)
  • University of Toronto, Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (1977-1981)