One of the main responsibilities of sports physicians is to assess injuries. The next step is developing and implementing a recovery plan.Read More
The goal is to build a plan that best suits the patient’s recovery in preparation for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle. The risk of re-injury can be high depending on the initial condition, so continued support can be necessary for months after the first consultation.
Sports physicians receive advanced training in how to restore function to injured patients so they can continue with sporting activities as soon as possible. They have extensive training in how to prevent injury and sickness in people with an active lifestyle. Sports physicians can treat people from all walks of life — everyone from professional athletes, to children and teens involved in sports, to adults who exercise for recreation. They also treat workers with physically demanding jobs.
Sports medicine physicians have specialized training in the assessment, diagnosis, and assisted care of joint and muscle injury. They work with active people of all ages and all levels of athletic skill.Read More
Sports physicians can be found in solo practices and multi-disciplinary team clinics where they work closely with physiotherapists and other professionals.
Injuries treated by sports physicians include:
Sports medicine physicians at our clinics effectively manage those with problems that are non-surgical, yet need care beyond that provided by a family doctor.Read More
The lead Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician at East Toronto is Dr. David Lowe. He was the first physician to complete the comprehensive Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Toronto. Spending over ten years as the Team Physician at Ryerson University, Dr. Lowe was also on staff at the University of Toronto David L. Macintosh Sports Medicine Clinic for eight years. With experience with recreational, amateur, elite and professional athletes, he is also the local physician for Cirque du Soleil when they visit Toronto.
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