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Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.

Performance Rehabilitation Coaches

​​​​​​​​​Performance Rehabilitation Coaches (PRC's) are strength and conditioning specialists who work as a member of the Fortius multi-disciplinary R4Sport team that is dedicated to progressing injured and post-surgical clients through the Fortius rehabilitation pathway. Our PRC's work collaboratively with our therapists to facilitate a safe and smooth transition from rehabilitation into return to sport and subsequent performance training following an injury.​

 Our Team



ABBY GALENZOSKI | LEAD - PERFORMANCE REHABILITATION COACH<p>​​</p><p>​​​​Abby Galenzoski is a Strength & Conditioning coach and the Lead Performance Rehabilitation Coach at Fortius Sport & Health. She has almost 10 years' experience working as part of high performance integrated support teams around the world. Throughout her career she has worked in national team settings (Rugby Canada and the Scottish Rugby Union), professional & semi-professional team settings (the Bay of Plenty Steamers Rugby Union – New Zealand, and the Gold Coast Breakers Rugby Union - Australia), collegiate settings (Binghamton University - USA), and private settings (Cris Carter's FAST Program - USA, PuckMasters Hockey Training Regina - Canada) prior joining Fortius Sport & Health.</p><p>Since joining Fortius in 2015 she has used this experience to contribute to the development of the Fortius Rehabilitation Pathway. Abby has extensive experience in constructing and implementing integrated return-to-play protocols and has helped numerous clients, from weekend warriors to national and professional athletes, reach their goals in returning to full performance following injury.</p><p></p><h2>Education</h2><ul><li><p>Masters of Science -  Major in Strength & Conditioning , University of Edinburgh</p></li><li><p>Bachelors of Kinesiology - Major in Fitness & Lifestyle, University of Regina</p></li></ul><h2>Roots</h2><ul><li><p>Ice Hockey</p></li><li><p>Softball</p></li><li><p>Rugby Union</p></li></ul><h2>Client CV & Professional Highlights</h2><ul><li><p>Lead Rehabilitation Coach with Rugby Canada</p></li><li><p>Head Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Canadian Men's U20's team & with the Canadian Maple Leafs 7's (Rugby Canada's National Development Squads)</p></li><li><p>Head Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Gold Coast Breakers Rugby Union's 7's team</p></li><li><p>Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Bay of Plenty Steamers ITM Cup team</p></li><li><p>Head Strength & Conditioning Coach with Puckmasters Hockey Training Regina</p></li><li><p>Binghamton University (Division 1 Varsity Teams)</p></li><li><p>Kinesiologist, Hydrotherapy & Strength and Conditioning Coach with Fortius Sport & Health</p></li><li><p>Lead Performance Rehabilitation Coach with  Fortius Sport & Health</p></li></ul><h2>Research Interests</h2><ul><li><p>Return from injury & injury prevention</p></li><li><p>Athlete monitoring</p></li><li><p>Athlete development</p></li></ul><h2>Professional Affiliations</h2><ul><li><p>Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS, NSCA)</p></li><li><p>National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) ​</p></li></ul><p>​</p>
Erin Bussin | Performance Rehabilitation Coach, Hydrotherapy Lead​<p>​​​​As part of the integrated team at Fortius Sport & Health, Performance Rehabilitation Coach, Hydrotherapy Lead​ Erin Bussin brings her experience of working with special populations in both the clinical and research setting. Erin earned her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Prior to Fortius, she spent 2 years in the research environment attaining skills to better help design and implement evidence-based rehabilitation programs. She is always looking for ways to expand her knowledge in health and wellness, performance, and maximizing client potential. Outside of work Erin's passion is Ultimate. Erin is an avid ultimate player, an active member in Canadian Ultimate governance, and she coaches the UBC development team in her spare time.</p><p> </p><h2>Roots</h2><ul><li><p>Ultimate (competed internationally and nationally)<br></p></li><li><p>Snowboarding<br></p></li><li><p>Basketball<br></p></li></ul><h2>Education </h2><ul><li><p>Masters of Science – Specialized in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of British Columbia<br></p></li><li><p>Bachelor of Science – Major in Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario</p></li></ul><h2>Client CV</h2><p></p><ul><li><p>Vancouver Whitecaps<br></p></li><li><p>Toronto Raptors<br></p></li><li><p>Redbull Sponoured Athletes<br></p></li><li><p>Canadian National Snowboard Team Members<br></p></li><li><p>NHL players ​<br></p></li></ul><h2>Professional Highlights </h2><ul><li><p>Strength and Conditioning Coach, Fortius Sport and Health ​<br></p></li><li><p>Research Assistant, University of British Columbia<br></p></li><li><p>Activity Course Lecturer, University of Western Ontario<br></p></li><li><p>Ultimate Competition Committee, Ultimate Canada</p></li><li><p>BMJ published author of  “Randomized controlled trial evaluating the short-term analgesic effect of topical diclofenac on chronic Achilles tendon pain: a pilot study”​​<br></p></li></ul><h2>Research Interests</h2><ul><li><p>Achilles tendinopathy rehabilitation<br></p></li><li><p>Causation of injuries, injury prevention, and return from injury<br></p></li><li><p>Physiological effects of hydrotherapy in rehabilitation and conditioning​<br></p></li></ul><h2>Professional Affiliation</h2><ul><li>Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) <br></li></ul>
Tony Giannikouris<p>​​Tony Giannikouris is a Hydrotherapy and Performance Rehabilitation Coach at Fortius Sport & Health. Prior to Fortius he has been a university strength and conditioning coach with varsity rugby, soccer, track, and football teams, as well as clients of a variety of sports and competitive levels. He also coached university sprints and spent 3 years as a hydrotherapy and return to sport kinesiologist. A former varsity sprinter, he still enjoys continuing that training and looking for ways to optimize speed and power development.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><h2>Education</h2><ul><li><p> Bachelor of Kinesiology, McMaster University<br></p></li></ul><h2>Roots</h2><ul><li><p> Track<br></p></li><li><p> Rugby<br></p></li><li><p> Soccer<br></p></li></ul><h2>Professional Highlights​</h2><ul><li><p>  Strength and Conditioning Coach, McMaster University<br></p></li><li><p>  Return to Play Specialist, David Braley Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre<br></p></li><li><p>  Sprints Coach, McMaster University<br></p></li><li><p>  PRC, Hydro, Fortius Sport & Health​<br></p></li></ul><h2>Professional Affiliations</h2><ul><li><p>  NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)<br></p></li><li><p>  NCCP Trained<br></p></li><li><p>  USAW Sport Performance Coach<br></p></li></ul><p> </p><p><br></p>