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Vancouver

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is the birthplace of Sports Medicine in Canada and home to a world-leading team of health professionals and scientists who have led the development of this specialised discipline over the past 30 years. The Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at UBC brings together numerous individuals with a breadth of clinical experience in a wide-variety of sports-related medical specialties. This creates a multi-disciplined approach to sports medicine that includes sports medicine physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, cardiologists, internists, exercise physiologists, physical therapists and kinesiologists. The onsite availability of these specialties at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic on campus or within the campus of the University of British Columbia ensures an integrated approach to sports medicine.

The clinic manages a wide-variety of musculoskeletal injuries in patients from all backgrounds, from professional and elite-level athletes to members of the general population in all age ranges.

We are a group of clinicians and scientists passionate about our involvement in sport, exercise and medicine. All of our practitioners come from a background in sport and have taken the sense-of-purpose and dedicated training used in sport and applied it to health care and high performance. We have been pioneers in Sport Medicine and have a track record of innovative research, inspired patient care and community involvement: Since opening in 1979, our practitioners have been involved in many initiatives that have advanced the field of Sport & Exercise Medicine.  Some examples include:

  • The internationally recognised Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine originated here
  • Medical practitioners and therapists from our centre have provided healthcare services to more than 50 multisport games including the Commonwealth, Pan Am, and Olympic Games
  • Abreast in a Boat, a world-recognised cancer programme was founded at UBC
  • SportMed BC, which is recognised as a trusted resource for Best Practices in Sport Medicine, Exercise Science and health promotion was started in the Centre in 1982
  • The first surgical correction of the “sports hernia” was done at UBC
  • For more than 30 years, we have provided integral medical care for UBC varsity-student athletes participating in UBC’s ascendency to become Canada’s most successful university sports programme
  • Fellowship training programmes developed in Physiotherapy, Primary Care and Orthopaedics,
  • Millions of dollars in research grants and more than 200 graduate students and fellows have completed training through our centre

Fact sheet

Vancouver

Established 1979

Accredited FMCE since April 2016

Management of all aspects of musculoskeletal disorders with a focus on Sports and Exercise Medicine

15 physicians, 20 physiotherapists, extensive network of research physiologists, kinesiologists and other musculoskeletal specialists

Created first primary care Sports Medicine Fellowship programme in Canada

http://sportsmedicine.ca

Administration

Vancouver

Name
Prof. Don McKenzie, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE

Email
don.mckenzie@ubc.ca

Phone number:
+1 604 822 3513

Mobile number

Postal address
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Suite 3500 – 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada

Name
Jo-Ann Bateman, BA

Title
Managing Director
Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre

Email
primarycareamsmc@gmail.com

Phone number:
+1 604 822 4045

Mobile number

Postal address
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Suite 3500 – 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada

Name
Dr Robert Drapala, MD

Title
Sports Medicine Physician
First contact person to the FMCE

Email
rdrapala@gmail.com

Phone number:
+1 604 822 3614

Mobile number

Postal address
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Suite 3500 – 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

Celebrini RG, Eng JJ, Miller WC, et al. The Effect of a Novel Movement Strategy in Decreasing ACL Risk Factors in Female Adolescent Soccer Players: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine. 2014;24(2):134-141.

Celebrini RG, Eng JJ, Miller WC, Ekegren CL, Johnston JD, MacIntyre DL. The effect of a novel movement strategy in decreasing ACL risk factors in female adolescent soccer players. Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association. 2012;26(12):3406-3417. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182472fef.

Napier C, Cochrane CK, Taunton JE, Hunt MA. Gait modifications to change lower extremity gait biomechanics in runners: a systematic review. British journal of sports medicine. 2015 Nov 1;49(21):1382-8.

Giles LV, Koehle MS. The health effects of exercising in air pollution. Sports Medicine. 2014 Feb 1;44(2):223-49.

Ryan M, Elashi M, Newsham-West R, Taunton J. Examining injury risk and pain perception in runners using minimalist footwear. British journal of sports medicine. 2013 Dec 19:bjsports-2012.

Koch S, MacInnis MJ, Sporer BC, Rupert JL, Koehle MS. Inhaled salbutamol does not affect athletic performance in asthmatic and non-asthmatic cyclists. British journal of sports medicine. 2013 Oct 7:bjsports-2013.

Iverson GL, Koehle MS. Normative data for the modified balance error scoring system in adults. Brain injury. 2013 May 1;27(5):596-9.

McKenzie DC. Respiratory physiology: adaptations to high-level exercise. British journal of sports medicine. 2012 Jan 20:bjsports-2011.

Ryan MB, Valiant GA, McDonald K, Taunton JE. The effect of three different levels of footwear stability on pain outcomes in women runners: a randomised control trial. British journal of sports medicine. 2011 Jul 1;45(9):715-21.

Rishiraj N, Taunton JE, Lloyd-Smith R, Regan W, Niven B, Woollard R. Effect of functional knee brace use on acceleration, agility, leg power and speed performance in healthy athletes. British journal of sports medicine. 2011 Apr 18:bjsports79244.

Ryan M, Wong A, Rabago D, Lee K, Taunton J. Ultrasound-guided injections of hyperosmolar dextrose for overuse patellar tendinopathy: a pilot study. British journal of sports medicine. 2011 Feb 21:bjsports81455.

Ryan M, Wong A, Taunton J. Favorable outcomes after sonographically guided intratendinous injection of hyperosmolar dextrose for chronic insertional and midportion achilles tendinosis. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2010 Apr;194(4):1047-53.

Ryan MB, Wong AD, Gillies JH, Wong J, Taunton JE. Sonographically guided intratendinous injections of hyperosmolar dextrose/lidocaine: a pilot study for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis. British journal of sports medicine. 2009 Apr 1;43(4):303-6.

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