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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

Erik Torchia

Erik began practicing at Fortius Sport and Health soon after the doors opened, providing care to the Greater Vancouver Area. Originally from Winnipeg, Erik founded a successful sport & orthopaedic private practice, working with local MMFA football, AAA hockey, as well as multiple other sporting groups prior to arrival in Vancouver. Now a member of the local community, he works with the Vancouver Stealth LAX and the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Program.

Erik enjoys to participate and work in unfamiliar sport, looking to understand movement and performance, as well as potential injury risks and prevention measures.

'Learning is Forever' is a quote Erik certainly lives by. Erik is progressing through his education of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization with the Prague School of Rehabilitation, as well as completing his Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy. He also continues his education in manual therapy towards the completion of the Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.


Education:

  • Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy, University of Manitoba

  • Certified in Anatomical Acupuncture with the Canadian Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute​

  • Certified Sports Physiotherapist with Sport Physiotherapy Canada


Roots:

  • Ultimate Frisbee, olympic weightlifting, yoga, hiking, running, slalom skiing

  • Recent interested in scuba, downhill skiing, and downhill biking​


Client CV:

  • Past client CV includes ITF Tennis, PGA Tour Canada, NHL, NLL, Skate Canada, Bobsled & Skeleton Canada, World Curling Federation, and Rowing Canada. He also was a member of the host medical team for the 2015 Pan-American Game in Toronto.

  • Current clubs involved with: Vancouver Stealth LAX, Vancouver Ice Dance Academy, Vancouver Whitecaps U18/U18 Residency Program​

 

Highlights:

  • Physiotherapist, Fortius Sport and Health

  • Physiotherapist, Vancouver Stealth Lacrosse

  • Physiotherapy consultant, Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Program U16/U18s​

Academic Interests:

  • Neuroplastic concepts in movement acquisition and motor control

  • Injury prevention strategies through movement screening and treatment implementation in athletic populations

  • Biomechanics, rehabilitation, and performance concepts and considerations in the overhead athlete​

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of Sport Physiotherapy Canada

  • Member of the Orthopaedic Division of Canada

  • Member of the College of Physical Therapists of BC​

  • Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association