The first of its kind in the world, MAP to MOTION will link information from all the different bone and joint services that Albertan patients need.

An information platform centered around bone and joint health

Taking classic patient registries to the next level

With your help, we’re making a strategic investment in prioritizing research, learning, and innovation of bone and joint health. Patient registries are powerful tools to organize health information, understand clinical variation and effectiveness, track diseases, and more. With the MAP to MOTION, we aim to take this once step further by amplifying the exchange of information between participants, care providers, and researchers.

Currently featuring a module on shoulder conditions.
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Active, productive, and pain-free living

  • Information on Hand

    Keep an eye on progress, react to new findings, and interact with the latest tools and technologies

  • Innovation and Research

    Help find new approaches for managing bone and joint conditions

  • Sustainability

    Support a framework for transforming and innovating health care

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Help Build The MAP to MOTION
We're raising $750,000 this year to support research, learning, and innovation that will improve the lives of thousands of Albertans suffering from pain, loss of mobility, loss of work, social isolation, and low quality of life.

When it comes to bone and joint conditions, there’s a gap in information between the public health system, community health providers, and your health at home. The MAP to MOTION is our chance to fix that.

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Help Set the Stage

Who is Involved

Essential data points are needed to make a difference for the nearly 200 bone and joint conditions affecting Albertans

  • Community Care

    80% of people are out seeking non-operative services from private rehabilitation offices, paying out-of-pocket or with private health insurance. Those who cannot afford to pay experience varying levels of support and quality of care.

  • Health at Home

    Rehabilitation and recovery are usually a lengthy process without immediate results. And the COVID-19 pandemic is an additional burden on already long medical wait times in Canada. Weeks to years go by between medical appointments for bone and joint treatments and there is no information on how people are doing.

  • Balanced Wants and Needs

    In recent years, people are looking to take over more control of their health. Health decisions are just now incorporating the values, goals, and current life situation of a person in addition to their clinical data.

Community Focus: The Bone & Joint Impact

“Shoulder pain or injury can have such an impact on someone’s life...”

“I turned to my doctor who said, ‘you needed this procedure yesterday'.”

“The physical challenges are tough, but the hit on your mental health is even harder.”

“People are starting to think differently about their health, their environment and the ageing process."

“You didn’t have any control. It controlled you.”

“There are over 100 types of arthritis that affect the body. The one thing they all have in common is that they are very painful.”

“Without the push from my doctors, physiotherapists and my family, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

“You can’t wait until you can barely walk to see someone.”