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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

Gretchen McLennan

​Gretchen has 14 years experience working as a physiotherapist at some of the most recognized physiotherapy clinics in the lower mainland. She has worked with clients across the spectrum, from Paralympic to professional and amateur to the recreational athlete. Gretchen was a National Team athlete representing Canada as a Rhythmic Gymnast in her younger years. She has maintained her love of sport and continues to stay fit these days doing CrossFit and soccer, still competing in both. Her breadth of experience affords her the ability to relate to a diverse population of clients. Gretchen utilizes her experience and assessment skills to determine the root cause of movement dysfunction. Then she will work with the client to restore healthy movement patterns, improve mobility, prevent further injury and ultimately help the client to achieve their goals.   

Gretchen has completed her Certification of Manipulative Therapy, Intramuscular Stimulation and courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation. 

Outside of the clinic, Gretchen enjoys spending time with her family hiking or snowboarding on the north shore mountains. 

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia 

  • Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner 

  • Certificate of Manipulative Therapy 

  • Educated in Vestibular Rehabilitation​

Roots

  • Canadian National Team Member and Delta Sports Hall of Fame Member - Rhythmic Gymnastics 

  • World Masters Games Athlete - Soccer 

  • CrossFit Athlete - various local competitions

  • Snowboarding ​

Client CV

  • Ballet BC 

  • Meralomas Soccer 

  • Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Team 

  • Personal Physiotherapist to Rick Hansen 

  • Skate Canada ​

Career Highlights

  • Gold and Bronze Medalist at Commonwealth Games - 1994 

  • Pan American Games - 1992

  • World Championships - 1995

  • Gold and double Bronze Medalist World Masters Games - 2009, 2013, 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Member CPA, PABC, CPTBC

  • Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner 

  • Certificate of Manipulative Therapy ​