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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.


​​​​​​​​​​1 in 4 people in BC will experience back pain at some point in their life, and 25% of these will develop chronic back pain. The BackSTRONG program helps people to take control of their pain and get back to the life they want. ​

​​​BackSTRONG is a program that seeks to help people with chronic back, sacroiliac joint, and/or pelvic pain to live their lives with a little more ease, and get back to physical activity.

Program Description 

BackSTRONG is a group program consisting of 8 one-hour sessions, run over eight weeks.

  • Postural training, core activation, and movement education with a physiotherapist.

  • Self-management including release and recovery strategies with a registered massage therapist.

  • Functional movement and strengthening with a strength & conditioning coach.

NOTE: Some sessions are physiotherapy supervised and may be covered under your extended medical benefits.


BackSTRONG is for adults who have had to scale back activities due to back, sacroiliac joint, or pelvic pain. You may be sedentary and want to get back to some form of physical activity, or unable to push yourself further in your training, due to a chronic injury.

Participants can be referred in directly from any Fortius practitioner through the Integration Centre (chiropractors, registered massage therapists, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, or sports medicine).

Participants can also self-refer into the program, but must first undergo a screening with one of our physiotherapists, to ensure that the program is suitable.​

Participants do not have to stop training or treatment with other practitioners to join BackSTRONG.


 Meet the Team



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