University of Calgary

University of Calgary

December 06, 2011 11:27 ET

University of Calgary: New approach knee clinic shows promising results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2011) - The Acute Knee Injury Clinic (AKIC,) located at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport Medicine Centre has received its first report card, and so far the results look promising.

The clinic has been funded on a trial basis by Alberta Health Services, since January of this year. On Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 10 am, Dr. Nick Mohtadi, AKIC's Director will discuss the first year operation, and show how AKIC has reduced patient wait times and provided the right care at the right time for injured Albertans.

The clinic uses several novel approaches, to provide patients with timely care. Patients can use an on-line screening tool to ensure they are a good fit for the clinic, and then are seen by a specially trained Athletic Therapist, supported by sports medicine physicians, who assess the injury and prescribe the best course of treatment.

AKIC provides care to individuals 14 years of age and older, (not just athletes), who have experienced an acute knee injury such as a torn ligament or damaged cartilage within the past month.

Who: Dr. Nick Mohtadi, Director of the Acute Knee Injury Clinic, Niko Laguman and Meryl Wheeler, specially-trained Athletic Therapists, Jason Ronald and Dustin Crowder, former AKIC patients.

What: Media availability discussing the first year results of the new approach clinic.

Where: University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, 376 Collegiate Blvd. NW.

When: Thursday, December 8, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (no formal program)

Contact Information

  • University of Calgary
    Donald Mcswiney
    Director Of Communications, Faculty of Kinesiology
    (403) 220-7652 or Cell: (403) 852-7652
    don.mcswiney@ucalgary.ca