Your family doctor or nurse practitioner can refer you to MSK CIAC for an initial assessment of your low back and/or low back related leg pain to determine the next steps in your care. The program is fully covered by OHIP.
Please download a copy of the Low Back Pain Patient Guide.This document opens in a PDF.
The MSK CIAC Low Back Pain Program is for patients who are 18 years of age and over and:
You will be assessed by an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) who is a regulated healthcare professional, such as a physiotherapist or chiropractor, with specialized training in low back care.
Your assessment will be scheduled with an APP with a practice location nearest to your home. After receiving your referral, the APP’s office will contact you to book your appointment. You can expect an appointment date within four weeks.
Your assessment will be approximately one hour long. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to complete the necessary paperwork.
Your doctor or nurse practitioner will be sent a report about your assessment results. They will receive your self-management plan, next steps and any required follow-up appointments.
For some patients, the APP may contact your doctor or nurse practitioner directly to discuss your assessment.
If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your APP’s office 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Their contact information will be provided to you at the time of your booking.
The ISAEC website provides resources aimed at helping those with low back pain issues.