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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Triage criteria and referral process for physicians

Consults are triaged into the following subspecialty categories:

  • Stroke
  • Orthotics
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Spinal Cord
  • Amputee
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Neuromuscular
Triage category Examples
(not all inclusive)
Process Facilitators
Urgent
  • Sudden and marked decline in function
  • Post-acute stroke rehabilitation (inclusive of all subspecialty categories)
  • Post SCI
FAX referral marked URGENT
  • Medications
  • Current x-rays
  • Recent lab results
Semi-Urgent
  • Decline in function over weeks to months
  • Acute musculo-skeletal impairments
  • Amputation
Fax or mail referral
  • Medications
  • Current x-rays
  • Recent lab results
Non-Urgent
  • Assessment and management of the above subspecialty categories
Fax or mail referral
  • Medications
  • Current x-rays
  • Recent lab results

 

Contact information

  PM&R referrals
Fax 902-425-6466
Mailing address Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
1341 Summer Street
Room 212 NS Rehab Centre
Halifax, NS B3H 4K4
Physiatrists View list of physicians