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Our Mission

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

 Our Team

Dr. Catherine Ho | Physiatrist

​​​Dr. Catherine Ho joins the integrated practitioner team at Fortius Sport & Health as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician (Physiatrist) specializing in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Ho studied nutrition and dietetics at the University of British Columbia. She completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in 2010. She then went on to complete her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto in 2015. She is board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) as well as the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has done additional training in electrodiagnostic medicine and is certified by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN) in Electromyography (EMG).  She has also obtained her Diploma in Sports Medicine from the Canadian Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) and her Certificate in Performance Arts Medicine by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Performance Arts Medicine Association (PAMA).  

Dr. Ho has worked at Providence Healthcare, a rehabilitation hospital in Toronto. She was involved in the musculoskeletal, amputee and stroke rehabilitation programs. Dr. Ho has extensive expertise in sports and performance arts medicine, orthotics and prosthetics, spasticity management (eg. botulinum toxin injections), and electrodiagnostic testing.  

Dr. Ho is passionate about helping people of all ages and abilities optimize their function and live a healthy lifestyle. She is an advocate for exercise as medicine and injury prevention. She enjoys staying active running marathons, kickboxing and playing basketball. Dr. Ho has a background in performance arts and obtained her Associate Diplomat in Piano Performance (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). She has provided medical coverage at various sporting events including the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games 2015. Dr. Ho is very excited to join the team at Fortius and continue expanding the performance arts and para-athletes programs.

 

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of British Columbia

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, University of Toronto

  • Diploma in Electromyography (EMG), Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologist (CSCN)

  • Diploma in Sports Medicine, Canadian Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)

  • Certificate in Performance Arts Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Performance Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)

  • Associate Diplomat in Piano Performance (ARCT), Royal Conservatory of Music

Professional Highlights

  • Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, University of Toronto (2013-2014)

  • Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

  • Examiner, Center for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad

  • Examiner, Orthotics and Prosthetics Canada Examiner

  • Speaker, Canadian Comprehensive Review Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Sports Medicine Physician, Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games 2015

  • Medical Volunteer, Medical Aid Project and Medical Missions International

  • Mentor, Women in Medicine

  • Publications in Spinal Cord, Pain Management, Canadian Family Physician

  • Postgraduate Medical Trainee Leadership Award, University of Toronto

Research Interests

  • Para-athlete medicine

  • Performance arts medicine

  • Exercise as medicine

  • Injury prevention

  • Peripheral nerve injuries

  • Spasticity management

  • Prosthetics and Orthotics

Professional Affiliations​

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada (RCPSC)

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR)

  • Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPMR)

  • Canadian Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)

  • Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA)

  • Canadian Medical Association (CMA)