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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

Mike Foster

​​As an original member of the Physiotherapy team within the Fortius Institute, Mike Foster is an experienced physiotherapist who has spent the last 15 years working with athletes of all levels.  He has worked extensively with professional athletes from a number of different sports, particularly soccer, hockey, football and tennis. Mike is a physiotherapist with the Canadian Senior Women's Soccer Team, with a particular focus on the return-to-play of injured players.  He has also worked with local soccer clubs, as well as the Douglas College Men's Basketball team. Mike has extensive experience with on-field rehabilitation, assisting athletes in their transition from the clinic setting onto the field of play.  Mike has received his Fellowship in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy. He is also a Clinical Skills Assistant within the University Of British Columbia's Department Of Physiotherapy.   ​

 

 

Education

  • Fellowship, Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy

  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, University of British Columbia

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University

 

Athletic History

  • Soccer, from youth to present day

  • Biking, GranFondo Whistler 2012

  • Running, Vancouver International Half-Marathon 2002

  • Hiking, Yoga

 

Client CV

  • Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS

  • Canadian Mens U17 Soccer Team

  • Canadian Women’s Soccer Team ​

  • Canadian Mens Field Hockey

  • Douglas College Men's Basketball

  • Burnaby Canadians Soccer Club

  • Hundreds of recreational, amateur and professional athletes

 

Professional Highlights

  • Physiotherapist, On-Field Clinic

  • Physiotherapist, Canadian Men's U17 Development Camps

  • Physiotherapist, Douglas College Men's Basketball

  • Physiotherapist, Fortius Sport & Health

 

Research / Academic Interests

  • ACL rehabilitation

  • Injury prevention, particularly with young athletes

  • Movement re-training to optimize performance for return to sport

  • Concussion management

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT)

  • Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)

  • Member of the Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapy Divisions of the CPA

  • Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia

  • College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia