Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.
Our fellowship-qualified sport physicians have a focused expertise in injury assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and share a commitment to health promotion through physical activity and disease prevention. They also have extensive experience in working with professional, national and Olympic athletes as well as with people of all types of athletic backgrounds and abilities.
As part of their integrated practice, sport medicine physicians access specialists in areas such as orthopaedics, neurology, cardiology, rheumatology and imaging. With expertise in overuse injury management, injury prevention and acute injury, they conduct cutting-edge research and are always looking for new evidence-based treatments.
They have experience in specialized areas of athlete care, including:
Non-operative management of sport injuries
Acute injury diagnosis and management
Exercise in pregnancy
Female athlete triad
Team sport health and performance concerns
Pre-participation physical exams
Appointments with our sport physicians require a referral from your family doctor, and the fees for most services are covered under the Medical Services Plan (MSP).
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy is a procedure that is used to assist healing of musculoskeletal and orthopedic sport injuries. Many athletes have safely received PRP for various problems and report improved healing and return to play. PRP works by increasing the concentration of the body's own growth factors. Injections of PRP can be used to augment healing of chronic tendon, acute ligament or muscle injuries and arthritis. PRP can also be used during surgery to augment healing for ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair.
At Fortius our Fellowship trained Orthopedic and Sport Medicine physicians use the Arthrex double syringe system and centrifuge. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and the PRP is separated from the blood by centrifuge. This system produces a platelet concentration of 2.5 to 4 times over baseline. The PRP along with local anesthetic is then carefully injected into injured tissue with the aim to improve healing time.
Research continues into the use of PRP therapy for various conditions and although it appears effective in some conditions, more evidence is necessary to determine benefits. The risks associated with PRP are minimal and include pain at the injection site. Reported risk of infection, nerve injury or tissue damage is similar to cortisone injection. Please
enquire with client support personnel for fee information.
Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis of the knee, treatments like Viscosupplementation can help relieve pain and restore function. This procedure is made up of an injection of a fluid called hyaluronic acid into the knee joint. Hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant to enable bones to move smoothly over each other. It is a naturally occurring substance and people with osteoarthritis have a low concentration of hyaluronic acid in their joints. Please enquire with client support personnel for fee information.
Cortisone is a synthetic drug that closely resembles cortisol, a naturally produced hormone in the body. Cortisone Injection minimizes inflammation which reduces the pain of the injury. An injection can lead to reduced discomfort for a few weeks and sometimes permanently. Injuries that could benefit from a cortisone injection include but are not limited to osteoarthritis, bursitis and tendonitis. Please enquire with client support personnel for fee information.
Bone stimulation in a treatment that speeds up the natural bone healing process using painless low intensity pulsed ultrasound. Treatments last 20 minutes and are done with a portable system in your home. Healing time can be improved for recently broken bones and bones that have not healed in the normal expected time. Please enquire with client support personnel for fee information.