This week's program looked at alternatives to surgery. In our second segment, Brian visited the Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre
in Toronto. We spoke to Susan Robarts,
an advanced practice physiotherapist
. Before you see a surgeon, you see Susan. She does a thorough assessment, gives patients options that don't involve hip or knee surgery and has the final say on whether you see the orthopaedic surgeon. The result has been fewer surgeries and shorter waiting lists. Many listeners requested more information about APPs and the clinic. To that end, here is Brian's full interview with APP Susan Robarts.