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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

Danielle Langford

​​​​As part of the integrated practitioner team at Fortius Sport & Health, Physiotherapist Danielle Langford brings years of experience in physiotherapy, high level coaching (basketball) and training to the Fortius Institute. Dani enjoys helping people to achieve their goals of staying active and moving efficiently, from young and developing athletes, to retired athletes, and everyone in between. Having been a high performance athlete throughout university also gives her a unique perspective when working with athletic clients. In addition to her manual therapy skills, Dani utilizes the principles of Pilates to enhance movement training and treatment. She believes this combination encourages proper core stabilization and movement patterning for her clients. 

Since beginning work at Fortius Sport & Health, Dani has been involved in the Learn to Train program, and spear-headed the development of the BACK in the Game program. Both programs work to promote physical literacy and motor development in younger, developing athletes. BACK in the Game, however, is unique in the Lower Mainland for its focus on helping youth with back pain return to the sports and activities that they love. 

Education

  • Master of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology – Perth, Australia

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology & Minor in Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University 


Professional Highlights

  • Para-Olympics Physiotherapist, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

  • Creating a Clinical Pilates program

  • SFU Women's Basketball Team Assisstant


Research Interests

  • Injury prevention

  • Impact of early intervention in young kids' overuse injuries 

  • Impact of movement retraining (Pilates) on low back pain, and its role in injury prevention


Athletic Roots

  • Junior National Women's Basketball Team 1999-2000

  • Provincial Basketball Team Captain – Canada Summer Games Gold Medalist 2000

  • SFU women's basketball player 2000-2005 (CIS National Champions 2002 & 2005) 


Further Training and Certification

  • BCRPA personal training Certification

  • Level 1 & 2 Basketball Technical

  • Physical Mind Certification in Pilates Mat Classes

  • Fit for Golf Certification levels 1, 3, 5