I’m in America and our family doctor is where we go first for everything except emergencies. Our insurance doesn’t give us any free reign over that. The family doctor decides if we need tests or specialists, such as physical therapy or a sports medicine doctor.Regardless of spelling, we don't seem to have many here! I'm sure there must be an orthopedic specialist near by, I just find it funny how uncommon they are here in Canada whereas for you American CB members, it seems to be where the majority of you turn for injuries. Here, most serious sports injuries end up getting a sports medicine referral (as opposed to orthopedist).