Sports Medicine Centre

Sports Medicine Physician Assessment

Sports medicine physician assessment allows for rapid diagnosis of your injury. A personalized treatment plan will be developed at the initial visit. This may include treatment of the injury, prevention of further injury and maintenance of ongoing physical activity while the injury heals. Treatment options will be discussed to allow you to individualize the plan that works best for you!



Our physiotherapists use evidence based manual therapy, specific exercise prescription, communication and modalities as needed to create the best environment for you to move, feel and perform better. We work one-on-one with you to restore muscle strength, function, and movement patterns based on your individual needs. Together we develop a plan to help you return to your sport or active lifestyle and reach your goals as soon as possible!

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Dry needling acupuncture treatment is used by our clinicians for pain and movement issues associated with myofascial trigger points. It involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites on the body to stimulate underlying neural, muscular and connective tissues. It is almost always used as an adjunct to the pain management plan with strengthening, mobilization and other techniques.

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Shockwave Therapy

A modern and highly-effective treatment that uses high-energy soundwaves to stimulate the local inflammatory response and initiate healing of the damaged tissue.

Levitation is the world's first powerful bionic knee extension assist brace

Spring Loaded

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Spring Loaded Levitation ® 2 is the world’s first powerful “bionic” knee extension assist brace. It is the only knee brace designed to support body weight and assist knee joint extension to reduce pressure throughout all three compartments of your knee — an effect known as “tri-compartment unloading”. Levitation’s patented “bionic” hinge powers your leg muscles so you can work harder, play longer, and do more than you ever thought possible. Levitation stores energy as you bend your leg and returns that energy to assist with leg extension. Independent research has shown that Levitaton’s powerful knee extension assist enhances natural movement while decreasing knee joint contact forces to a level that would be achieved by losing over 40 lbs of body weight. Whether you’re living with osteoarthritis or recovering from a knee injury, our bionic knee braces can help relieve pain and improve mobility.

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Custom Knee Bracing

A consultation with one of our clinicians will include a thorough assessment and recommendation for a product to suit your specific needs. We will use our custom measuring device to gather your individual measurements of the thigh, knee angle and calf. Common injuries where custom bracing is recommended are ligament (ACL, PCL, MCL, or LCL) sprains or tears, meniscus tears or degeneration or osteoarthritis. These braces are covered by most insurance plans.


Off the shelf Bracing

Some injuries require support or protection to speed healing or to allow you to return to your activities sooner. At the Sports Medicine Centre for Excellence, we carry a wide selection of high quality braces. If you require a different brace, we will measure you, order the brace and have it within 3 business days usually. We check that the brace is appropriate, fits well and answer your questions.

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Plasma Rich Platelet (PRP) Injections

Plasma rich platelet (PRP) injection is a cutting edge procedure that harnesses the body’s ability to heal by concentrating platelets and growth factors and then injecting them back into the same person’s injured body part. This requires drawing a small amount of blood from the injured person, spinning the blood in a centrifuge, and then injecting the blood into injured part. This is typically used for osteoarthritis and tendon injuries. Research supports the use of PRP for the treatment of mild osteoarthritis. Research studies where PRP is used to treat tendon injuries are ongoing.

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Run Assessment

A full assessment of your movement both on the treadmill with video analysis and off with functional tests. We will also use our VALD Forceframe technology to test your individual strength of running specific muscles. Our physiotherapists will combine this data with their years of experience of treating runners to give you a detailed analysis. Together we will create a customized plan to address any underlying muscle weaknesses or running techniques that may be holding you back from achieving your goals.

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VALD Performance ForceFrame

With injury, it is common for our bodies to develop muscle imbalances and weakness that can last beyond the injury timeline itself. With the ForceFrame, we can accurately test individual muscles to identify strengths and potential weaknesses. One of our clinicians will take you through a series of isometric contractions to collect the data and take the time to interpret those findings to you. This type of testing is the gold standard for returning to sport after injury.

Ultrasound-Guided Injections

Ultrasound-guided injections have been shown to improve accuracy of injections. We commonly perform these injections to knees, shoulders, ankles, hips, feet, elbows, wrists, and hands.


Steroid Injections

For certain conditions, a cortisone injection may bring relief quickly with its strong anti-inflammatory properties. These benefits must be carefully weighed against the potential for harm. After the pain has improved, it is important to strengthen the surrounding muscles.


Therapy Supplies

We carry Thera-band and KT tape to help you stay active.


Hyaluronic Acid Injections

Hyluaronic acid injections are used for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and other joints. Hyluaronic acid is found naturally in joint fluid but with osteoarthritis the joint fluid becomes less viscous (less thick). These injections increase the viscosity (increases the thickness) of the joint fluid.