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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. Christopher MacLean

​Dr. Christopher MacLean is a nationally-recognized Biomechanist. A key member of the sport medical advisory team behind Fortius Sport & Health, he has a Master of Science (Human Kinetics) from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. (Biomechanics) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the past President of the Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association. He was involved in the prescription foot orthotic industry for the past 22 years and was the Director of Biomechanics at Paris Orthotics Lab Division in Vancouver, B.C. His research efforts over the past several years have focused on the mechanism of lower extremity orthopaedic (overuse and traumatic) injuries and the influence of therapeutic interventions. He has also been involved in research on the influence of footwear and exercise interventions.

 

Education: 

  • PhD in Biomechanics, University of Massachusetts

  • M.Sc. in Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia

  • B.Sc. in Exercise Science, Acadia University

Athletic History: 

  • Played hockey for Team Atlantic in the National Major Midget Championships in 1984

  • Played Junior Hockey in Nova Scotia in mid-1980s

  • Played University Varsity Hockey for Acadia University in mid to late 1980s

Professional Highlights: 

  • Director of Biomechanics at Paris Orthotics Lab Division

  • President of the Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association

  • Director of Fortius Lab & Applied Biomechanics, Fortius Sport & Health

Research/Academic Interests: 

  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics

  • Mechanism of lower extremity orthopaedic injuries

  • Influence of therapeutic interventions (surgical, exercise and/or orthoses)