Improved Access

No longer do you have to wait 6 month to a year to find out what is causing your pain and how to manage it.

Higher Quality

Thorough consultations with a highly trained Extended Scope Physiotherapist and orthopaedic surgeon if indicated.

Better Outcomes

Our evidence-based treatment and personalized management plans result in improved outcomes.

Improving access, care and outcomes with ESP!

The goal of the Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) Clinics is to champion a better model of care in which orthopaedic surgeons supervise inter-professional allied health care teams consisting of Extended Scope Physiotherapists/Advanced Clinician Practitioners and provide patients with musculoskeletal (MSK) joint and spine pain with assessment, education, and evidence-based treatment plans emphasizing personalized self-management strategies.

Our ESP Clinics have been developed and are supervised by subspecialty trained orthopaedic surgeons. Referred patients will be provided with more streamlined access to specialists and diagnostic services when indicated.

ESP Clinics – Joint & Spine Are Here For You!

ESP Clinics – Hip & Knee, Shoulder & Elbow, Foot & Ankle and Back & Neck are available at Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network.

Additional ESP Clinics for Sports Medicine and Hand & Wrist conditions will be offered as we expand the scope and training of our ESPs.

Low back pain patients may also be referred to the Rapid Access Clinics for Low Back Pain previous Interprofessional Spine Assessment and Education Clinic (ISAEC).

Suffering from Joint or Spine pain?

Please ask your Primary Care Provider about being referred to the ESP Clinic nearest you.

Already referred to an ESP Clinic?

Please complete the Patient Reported Outcomes before your ESP Clinic appointment.

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