Resources to help you prepare
KNEE REPLACEMENT RESOURCES
REFER A PATIENT
Thank you for trusting us to care for your patient. All new physician consultations continue to require a referral through MSP. We encourage you to use our Referral Form that was developed in conjunction with Partners in Care.
A reminder that all orthopaedic surgery referrals require an attached x-ray report in order for the referral to be triaged. Information on preferred x-ray views to order as well as a directory of surgeon’s areas of specialty interest can be found in our referral and x-ray information form.
Referrals are triaged every three to seven days. Urgent orthopaedic surgery referrals should continue to be directed to the on-call surgeon/clinician through the hospital switchboard at 250.370.8699. All other urgent referrals should be communicated via telephone to the specific physician.
FIRST AVAILABLE APPROPRIATE SURGEON TRIAGE — "FAAST"
In order to provide timely access to care for your patient, we are piloting a First Available Appropriate Surgeon Triage (FAAST) model. In this model, you can choose to refer your patient to a specific physician/surgeon or you can refer your patient to the FAAST. FAAST referrals will come through a central intake and will then be triaged by an MSK clinician and assigned to the first available appropriate clinician. This clinician will be an expert in musculoskeletal care – either a sports medicine physician, a orthopaedic surgeon, a physiatrist or physiotherapist working in conjunction with a physician. The choice of clinician will be based largely on the information that you provide in your referral, thus it is extremely valuable to provide a provisional diagnosis, severity of symptoms and description of treatment to date. The FAAST will institute treatment, further diagnostic tests if required or expedited referral to a surgeon if indicated.
All MSP referrals are individually triaged for acuity and if a wait for a specific physician/surgeon is expected to be greater than 5 months, we will communicate that to the referring physician and provide the option of an earlier assessment with the FAAST.
Our ongoing collaborative relationship with Partners in Care and Victoria and South Island Divisions of Family Practice will enabled us to provide accredited CME events at RebalanceMD. Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming events.
Our experienced physiotherapists are accepting new referrals. While physician referrals are not required, they are encouraged. Our physiotherapists work closely with our physicians to ensure optimal care for your patients.
Dynamic Orthotics is able to provide a wide variety of splinting, bracing, footwear and orthotic devices to help your patient. Although not required, referrals are encouraged to ensure that your patient receives the best care. Dynamic Orthotics clinicians work closely with RebalanceMD physicians and physiotherapists to ensure that your patient is being treated with the most appropriate device. Please see our services for further information about the services offered.
Rebalance Legacy Society
Please visit: https://www.rebalancelegacysociety.org/
The Rebalance Legacy Society is a charitable organization based out of Victoria, BC, Canada, with both community and international focus.
WHAT WE DO
Our doctors and physiotherapists provide injury prevention training to local youth sports teams by working directly with the coaches and the players. We also provide sponsorships for teams and athletes.
Abroad, our surgeons work with medical professionals to provide opportunities for further training, implement new technology, and streamline inefficient healthcare systems.
Our team will visit Uganda twice this year, providing new technology and training. We are also hosting Ugandan colleagues in Victoria for training this summer.
Our goal is partnership at both the community and international level. Collaboration is key in both making competitive sports safer for youth and bringing medical aid to those in need.
The Rebalance Legacy Society is a non-profit society registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and is a registered charity under the Income Tax Act of Canada.
Donations can be made via https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/rebalance-legacy-society
Registration # 83860 3231 RR0001.
RebalanceMD Young Artists Competition
For the past five years, RebalanceMD has hosted its annual Young Artists Competition for secondary school students in Victoria and the surrounding communities. The competition aims to engage with the local community by encouraging creativity and culture in Vancouver Island’s youth. It is also a fantastic opportunity for aspiring young artists to gain recognition in the community and build a client history for their professional portfolios. Each year has been an astounding success, and we have been continually amazed by the talent that has appeared on our walls.
The day of the exhibition is always full of energy and excitement as the young artists arrive early to hang their pieces. Typically, nearly thirty secondary school students compete for six awards and a spot in the Young Artists Spring Exhibition, which remains on the walls of Rebalance after the day of the competition. After the artwork has been hung, RebalanceMD opens its doors to the public and hosts a gala for community members to come and enjoy the exhibition. Judges attend the event as well, and are often hard-pressed to decide on the winners.
The RebalanceMD Young Artists Competition is always highly anticipated by the community, and is a wonderful way to connect with and support youth on Vancouver Island. We are proud to display the wonderful works of art that already call our walls home, and we look forward to the many more in the future.
The next RebalanceMD Young Artists Competition will be held on May 30th. Please see below poster and newsletter for the theme and details of the upcoming event.