Simon Fraser University Sports Medicine

Site Address:

Lorne Davies Complex 069B
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

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Simon Fraser University Sports Medicine is an exclusive varsity Sports Medicine centre for Canada's only NCAA Varsity Team competing in Div II. With over 400 student-athletes competing in 17 different teams, our clinical caseload is pure sports-based, ranging from injury prevention to sports injury management and rehabilitation.

We welcome physiotherapy students who would like to gain experience in a fast-paced, active, sporting physio environment where every team member is involved in the success of our student-athletes.

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Placement Category: 


Facility Type:

Private Practice, Sport Teams

Patient population description:

Simon Fraser University - Sports Medicine is an exclusive varsity student-athletes Sports Medicine Centre for its 'Clan' Teams. There are 17 Varsity Team and 400 student-athletes who compete in the NCAA Div II and the only Canadian University to compete in the NCAA division.

Patient population: Varsity Sports student-athletes with acute, subacute and chronic sports injuries with an equal emphasis on injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Physiotherapist expertise on site (special interests, degrees, certificates, etc.):

Rohit Sawalkar, Physiotherapist/Manager:

  • Double Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy (University of South Australia)
  • Manual therapy, Chronic Pain education- NOI Group, clinical reasoning, taping skills, Injury prevention and rehabilitation including post-op rehab
  • Kinetacore- Functional Dry Needling/IMS Practioner

These types of learning opportunities may be available at this site:

  • Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation of varsity student-athletes.
  • Gain experience in handling student-athletes who are either in individual sports or team-based sports, contact sports and non-contact sports, acute and chronic sports injuries, injury prevention to rehabilitation.
  • A holistic approach to managing student-athletes health and well being.

Possible Interprofessional opportunities at this site:

  • SFU Sports Medicine is a perfect place to gain experience about a multidisciplinary Sports Medicine university set up.
  • Team members include: Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Sports Physicians, Sports Surgeons, Sports Chiropractors, Massage Therapy outreach, Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Coaching staff and Athletic Administrators.

For information on pre-placement requirements and orientation please refer to the specific health authority listing, found here.

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