Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.
Fortius Sport and Health is home to the only multidisciplinary sports and exercise medicine team in BC that includes three different specializations:
Pediatric Sports Medicine
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.
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)
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:
Occipital nerve blocks
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.
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.
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
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.
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.