Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.
A co-founder and partner in the Fortius Institute and senior member in the leadership team behind Fortius Sport & Health, Dr. Rick Celebrini is internationally-recognized as one of North America's leading sport and orthopedic physiotherapists. He served as the Manager of Medical Services and Chief Therapist for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He works with dozens of high-profile professional and Olympic athletes, including two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash of the LA Lakers and consults to organizations as diverse as the Canadian Soccer Association, Canadian Alpine Ski Team and the NHL Players Association. He is the Head of Sports Medicine and Science for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer. His research interests include the areas of injury prevention, epidemiology of injury risk factors and performance enhancement. He has gone on to teach nationally and internationally the techniques of athletic movement re-education for various chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Diploma, Sports Physiotherapy (Distinction) – Sport Physiotherapy Canada
Manual Therapy "A" level (Honours) - Canadian Association of Manual Therapists
Former professional soccer player, Vancouver Whitecaps
Member of Canada's national men's soccer team
Competitor, Pan-American Games, Youth World Cup (soccer)
Canadian medical team member at 3 Olympic Games
Vancouver Whitecaps FC, MLS
Canadian Soccer Association
Canadian Alpine Ski Team
Dallas Mavericks, NBA
Seattle Seahawks, NFL
Washington Capitals, NHL
NHL Players Association
Co-director AMRC - Athletic Movement Rehabilitation and Conditioning
Chief Therapist & Manager of Medical Services, Vancouver 2010
Co-Founder and Chief Sport Officer, Fortius Sport & Health
The promotion of activity in children
Screening for injury risk factors
Performance enhancement parameters in developing athletes
Implementation of injury prevention strategies in athletes
Addressing pediatric obesity
Monitoring and recording children for injury prevention
Investigating biomechanical issues in children
Member Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Member Canadian Association of Manual Therapists.
Member Canadian Sports Physiotherapy.
Registered Physical Therapist - College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia.