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Rehabilitation Services

Spine Rapid Access Clinic

OHIP Funded Physiotherapy for Low Back Pain

Rapid Access Clinics for Low Back Pain are clinics across the province to help improve the quality, patient access and appropriateness of low back care.

Peterborough's Choice for Spine RAC

A clinic team will assess your low back condition in a timely way and work with you to create a personalized care plan to help you better manage your low back pain. Rapid Access Clinics services are fully covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).

​The program is for patients who are over the age of 18 and have had low back pain and/or related leg symptoms (e.g., leg pain, numbness and/or tingling) for at least 6 weeks, but not longer than one year unless the pain has worsened.

Patients with the following conditions are not candidates for the program:

  • Long-standing low back conditions (greater than 12 months in a row of low back pain with no relief)
  • Pain that is a result of an accident where the injury is covered under an insurance claim (for example, motor vehicle accident or workplace injury)
  • Pregnant or within 12 months after childbirth
  • Conditions that require urgent or emergency care

Please speak to your primary care provider who will be able to determine if your condition meets the program criteria.

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