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FIFA Medical Centre or Clinic of Excellence

Montréal

McGill University is nestled in the south facade of historic Mount Royal in the heart of Montreal. Its Faculty of Medicine is the oldest in the country with four primary teaching hospitals in close proximity to the university grounds and several affiliated institutions involved in training its students enrolled in its health professions (medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, speech language pathology) programmes.

The medical staff working at the various teaching institutions (including the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, CBI-Concordia Physio Sport, and McGill Sport Medicine Clinic) have provided medical coverage for provincial, national and international soccer events assisting athletes from all walks of life – from the weekend warrior to the Olympian and the professional athlete. The primary goal of our programme is to get the athlete back to sport safely. This is accomplished by using the services of primary care sport medicine physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, pediatricians as well as the expertise of fellowship trained musculoskeletal radiologists and physiatrists who work together to establish the diagnoses of various sport-related pathologies and instituting an appropriate treatment plan. Other health professionals also involved with the group consist of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, certified athletic therapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, and certified strength and conditioning coaches who are able to tailor the rehabilitation to the athlete’s specific needs.

In addition to providing clinical services to the sport community, our health-care providers are actively involved in research activities with direct implications in the sports domain. Specifically, there is considerable work being done on concussion in sport, with an emphasis on the reporting, diagnosis and management, and strategies to promote a safe return to play. Other areas of interest include injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), with a particular interest in injury prevention as well as gait modification in response to injury and general return to play guidelines with respect to principle stake-holders.

The ultimate goal of the institution is to bring together the expertise of the various specialists within our medical community so that the best care can be offered to all “athletes” of all ages and all levels of activity. This requires the creation of preventive strategies as they relate to training principles, nutrition, and ageing.

Fact sheet

Montréal

Accredited FMCE since 2016

Administration

Montréal

Name
Annette Majnemer, OT, PhD

Title
Administrative Director of FMCE

Email
annette.majnemer@mcgill.ca

Phone number:
+1 514 398 4501

Mobile number

Postal address
3654 Promenade Sir William Osler, Rm 26, Montréal, Qc H3G 1Y5, Canada

Name
Karen Meyer, PhD

Title
Director of Marketing & Communication

Email
kmeyer@cbi.ca

Phone number:
+1 514 695 71 22

Mobile number
+1 514 578 3114

Postal address
175 Stillview, Suite 134, Pointe Claire, Qc H9R 4S3, Canada

Name
Xanthi Gazetis, BSc, CAT(C), DO

Title
First contact person at the FMCE

Email
xgazetis@cbi.ca

Phone number:
+1 514 848 3317

Mobile number
+1 514 804 9528

Postal address
6530 Sherbrooke O, Montréal, Qc H4B 1N5, Canada

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

Zemek, R., N. Barrowman, S. B. Freedman, Gravel J, Gagnon I,  McGahern C, Aglipay M,  Sangha G,  Boutis K, Beer D, Craig W, Burns, E, Farion KJ, Mikrogianakis A, Barlow K,  Dubrovsky AS, Meeuwisse W, Gioia G, Meehan WP, Beauchamp MH, Kamil Y, Grool AM, Hoshizaki B,  Anderson P,  Brooks B,  Yeates KO,  Vassilyadi M, Klassen, T, Keightley M, Richer L,  DeMatteo C, Osmond M,  for the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) Concussion Team. Clinical risk score for persistent post-concussion symptoms among children with acute concussion in the ed . JAMA 2016: 315(10): 1014-1025.

Delaney, JS, Lamfookon C, Bloom GA, Al-Kashmiri A, Correa JA. Why university athletes choose not to reveal their concussion during a practice or game. Clin. J Sport Med. 2015: 25:113-125.

Reed N, Greenspoon D, Reed, N, Greenspoon, D., Iverson, G.L., DeMatteo, C., Fait, P., Gauvin-Lepage, J*., Hunt, A., & Gagnon, I. The management of persistent post-concussion symptoms in youth: a randomized control trial protocol. BMJ Open 2015: 5: e008468.

Gagnon I, Friedman D, Grilli L, Iverson G. A pilot study of active rehabilitation for adolescents who are slow to recover from sport-related concussion. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 2015 early online http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/sms.12441/epdf

Saluja RS*, Chen JK, Gagnon I, Keightley M, Ptito A. Navigational memory fMRI: A test for concussion in children. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2015: 32(10): 712-722.

Shrier I. Strategic Assessment of Risk and Risk Tolerance (StARRT) framework for return-to-play decision-making. Br J Sports Med. 2015: 49: 1311-1315, 2015

Shrier I, Matheson GO, Boudier-Rivéret M. Validation the 3-step return to play decision model. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015: 25: e231-e239.

Shrier I, Lamme E, Deschenes E. Sport medicine surveillance 101: What clinicians need to know when choosing software programs to record injuries and illnesses. Curr Sports Med Reports. 2014: 13:341-348.

Shrier I, Safai, P, Charland L. Return-to-play following injury: Whose decision should it be? Br J Sport Med. 2014: 48:394-401. 

Shultz R, Bido J, Shrier I, Meeuwisse WH, Garza D, Matheson GO. Team clinician variability in return-to-play decisions. Clin J Sport Med. 2013: 23:456-461.

Alcock GK, Werstine MS, Robbins SM, Stratford PW. Longitudinal changes in the Lower Extremity Functional Scale following anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012: 22(3), 234-239.

Levy D, Delaney JS. A risk/tolerance approach to the preparticipation examination. Clin J Sport Med. 2012: 22:309-310.

McBain K, Shrier I, Shultz R, Meeuwisse WH, Klugl M, Garza D, Matheson GO. Prevention of sports injury I: A systematic review of applied biomechanics & physiology outcomes research. Brit J Sports Med. 2012: 46:169-173.

McBain K, Shrier I, Shultz R, Meeuwisse WH, Klugl M, Garza D, Matheson GO. Prevention of sport injury II: A systematic review of clinical science research. Brit J Sports Med.  2012: 46: 174-179.

Delaney JS, Al-Kashmiri A, Baylis PJ, Troutman T, Aljufaili M, Correa JA. The assessment of airway maneuvers and interventions in university Canadian football, ice hockey, and soccer players. J Athl Train. 2011: 46:117-25.

Orlando C, Levitan EB, Mittleman MA, Steele RJ, Shrier I. The effect of rest days on injury rates. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2011: 21: e64-71.

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