In 1977, as a young physical education student at the University of Toronto, I first met Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr. David MacIntosh and Dr. John Cameron. For the next eight years, these brilliant men opened their professional world by inviting me into the OR at Toronto General Hospital as well as the UofT Sports Injury Clinic and taking every opportunity to teach me – not only about injuries and surgeries, but about integrity, professionalism, decision making and pursuing excellence. I never aspired to become a Orthopaedic Surgeon, because – as an aspiring physiotherapist – both these men made me feel valued that physiotherapy was important to them. By the time I had graduated in 1985, I had spent time with surgeons like Dr. Robert Jackson at Toronto Western Hospital, as well as spent hours crawling on the floor of Sick Children’s Hospital with the last separated conjoined twins in Canada, Win and Lin Htut. To say I was lucky, would be a gross understatement.
On graduation, I moved to Calgary to begin work with the 1988 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team, where an knee injury to goaltender Sean Burke introduced me to Dr. Cy Frank. After the Olympics I had the honor to become the first physiotherapist at the University of Calgary Sports Medicine Clinic and to work alongside great sports medicine physicians and surgeons such as Dr. Frank. For thirty years, Dr. Frank was my mentor and further instilled in me the importance of practicing with integrity, patient advocacy and evidence based care. There hasn’t been a day in over thirty years where I haven’t asked myself what Dr. Frank would want me to do with a patient in front of me.
OrthopaedicsCanada.com Network was not established to make money or for self-promotion, but rather to provide a online platform to advocate for improved standard of patient care, disruptive innovation and to collaborate with others who share the same professional compass of Dr. Frank.
The preservation of the status quo is not innovation.
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Terry Kane, Orthopaedic Physiotherapist
OrthopaedicsCanada.com was created as a web-based platform to promote(1) patient advocacy (2) evidence-based care and (3) the pursuit of excellence and innovation in Orthopaedic Care.
OrthopaedicsCanada.com is privately owned and operated by Registered Physiotherapist Terry Kane who practices in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Terry Kane does not have any affiliation with any national or provincial orthopaedic, governing body or association.
Terry Kane has no business or professional relationship with any orthopaedic surgeon, surgical clinic or orthopaedic organization.
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About Terry Kane
Terry Kane is one of Canada’s most experienced orthopaedic physiotherapists with over 30 years of clinical experience with orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and chronic pain physicians. Terry is also the owner and founder of Canada’s only national online Orthopaedic Network – OrthopaedicsCanada.com & TeleOrthopaedics.com
Since 1985, Terry 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 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, Terry has worked at the University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre, the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre, provided primary care physiotherapy services for Calgary West Central Primary Care Network as well as provided home care physiotherapy services in Calgary for over a decade.
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Terry Kane’s Professional Experiences
- Served as Head Physical Therapist for the Calgary Flames and Canada’s Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team,
- Lectured internationally on exercise based rehabilitation for over twenty years (i.e. American College of Sports Medicine, etc)
- Lectured on physical therapy for the University of Calgary Department of Orthopaedics as well as Department of Continuing Medical Education.
- Served as Injury Analysis Consultant to the National Hockey League’s Injury Analysis Panel.
- Served as 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.
- Served as a contributing author “Foundations of Personal Training”: Human Kinetics, 2008 (ISBN-13:9781450441322)
- Served as editorial peer reviewer for the Physician and Sportsmedicine, the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and Pain Research and Management Journal.
- Former volunteer member of Alberta’s Bone and Joint Strategic Clinical Network Core Committee.
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