Sport & Exercise Medicine

Sport & Exercise Medicine is the backbone of the clinical services provided at The Allan McGavin Sport Medicine Clinic.  Sport & Exercise Medicine focuses on the diagnosis and management of exercise-related injury or illness.  This includes the all-important history, physical examination, and appropriate investigations in order to arrive at a working diagnosis.  Prudent management entails activity modification, rehabilitation exercises, optimizing equipment/footwear, medications (as required), braces/orthotics, and injections (as needed).

Our Primary Care Sport & Exercise Medicine physicians have all participated in a Sport & Exercise Medicine Fellowship program, and most have additional accreditation such as the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine (CASEM) exam or the SEM accreditation from the Canadian Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.  Many of our physicians manage the care of athletes on professional or elite national/provincial teams and several have worked at multiple “major games” including the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, BC Summer Games, and Canada games.  A core group are involved in the day-to-day care of the UBC Thunderbirds – our varsity athletic teams.

Sport and Exercise Medicine Physicians

Dr. Rob Drapala
Dr. Michael Koehle
Dr. Don McKenzie
Dr. Michael Orenstein
Dr. Navin Prasad

A referral from a physician is required to receive an appointment with a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician.

Click here for our Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic at UBC Referral Form