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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.

Sports Medicine

​​​​​​​Our multidisciplinary team of sports medicine physicians have a focused expertise in sport injury assessment, diagnosis and treatment. We share a commitment to health promotion through physical activity and disease prevention.​

Fortius Sport and Health is home to the only multidisciplinary sports and exercise medicine team in BC that includes three different specializations:

  • Sports Medicine

  • Pediatric Sports Medicine

  • Sports Physiatry

Our integrated and collaborative approach allows each referral to be triaged according to urgency so that acute injuries can be seen in an expedited manner.

We are committed to ongoing communication with any physician already in a patient's care team. We will also provide referral and collaborate with other Fortius practitioners whose expertise we feel would be of benefit to the patient.


​​Sports Medicine Care

Our sports medicine doctors provide comprehensive non-surgical care for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Our physicians have a diploma in Sports Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) and years of experience working with teams and covering sporting events.

Our expertise lies in providing a comprehensive, step-wise rehabilitation based treatment plan for a variety of musculoskeletal diagnoses.

Additional services may include:

  • PRP Injection Therapy (PRP)

  • Viscosupplementation treatment

  • Cortisone injections

  • Ultrasound-guided injections​


SPORTs physiatry


Our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (physiatrists) provide a comprehensive diagnosis, medical management and rehabilitation plan for people over the age of 16 years (generally) with musculoskeletal disorders. This may include patients who have nerve or brain-related injuries.

Our approach to patient care looks at the whole person and not just one symptom or condition, basing evaluations on both neurological and musculoskeletal factors.

Physiatrists also have expertise in a number of non-operative procedures including:

  • Trigger-point injections

  • Occipital nerve blocks

  • Tendon/joint/bursal injections

  • Electromyography (EMG)

We are also able to provide on-site electromyography (EMG) and nerve-conduction studies which are interpreted by our physiatrist and can be incorporated into a patient's care plan.  


PEDIATRIC SPORTS & EXERCISE MEDICINE/PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY

Young athletes often require additional time and assessment to take into consideration the ever-changing developmental phases of childhood.
Visit our Sports Pediatrics page​ to learn more.


ORTHOPaeDIC SPORTS MEDICINE

Although most injuries can be addressed in a non-surgical manner, there are times when an operative approach is required. When a patient is referred to an orthopedic surgeon, the need for surgery and type of surgery will be confirmed. 
Visit our Orthopaedics page​ to learn more


​​BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Appointments with Fortius sports physicians require a referral from a family doctor (or other referring doctor). Fees for most services are covered under the Medical Services Plan (MSP).​ Unless otherwise specified, the first available physician will see a referral to provide a sports medicine consultation. If further specialty care, including surgery, appears to be indicated, an appropriate referral will be made. 


​Refer a patient

We believe it takes a community to keep athletes healthy. The Fortius Institute is committed to interdisciplinary communication and community collaboration with family physicians, therapists, coaches, and other specialists. ​Click the button below to learn more about our referral process. 




  Meet the Team

Fortius Sport & Health has attracted some of the leading names in sport and exercise medicine, who work together as a fully integrated practitioner team.

 

 

Dr. Tommy Gerschman | Pediatric Rheumatologisthttp://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/DrTommyGerschmanSportMed.aspxDr. Tommy Gerschman | Pediatric Rheumatologist
Dr. Timothy Dotyhttp://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/DrTimothyDoty.aspxDr. Timothy Doty
Dr. Meghan Granthttp://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/DrMeghanGrant.aspxDr. Meghan Grant
Dr. Sara Forsyth | SPORT AND EXERCISE MEDICINE PHYSICIANhttp://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/DrSaraForsyth.aspxDr. Sara Forsyth | SPORT AND EXERCISE MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
Dr. Rebecca Skillenhttp://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/Rebecca-Skillen.aspxDr. Rebecca Skillen
Dr. Bill Mackiehttp://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/Bill-Mackie.aspxDr. Bill Mackie
Dr. Simon Moore | Health Performance Optimizationhttp://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/DrSimonMoore.aspxDr. Simon Moore | Health Performance Optimization
Dr. Parth Lodhia | Orthopaedic Surgeonhttp://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/Dr-Parth-Lodhia.aspxDr. Parth Lodhia | Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Tanya Cabrita | Physiatristhttp://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/Dr-Tanya-Cabrita.aspxDr. Tanya Cabrita | Physiatrist
Dr. Catherine Ho | Physiatristhttp://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/Catherine-Ho-.aspxDr. Catherine Ho | Physiatrist