A Snapshot of the Current State of Sports Medicine with Dr. Patti Galvin

In this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, I chatted with Dr. Patti Galvin about the world of sports medicine. Patti discussed some of the common injuries she sees clinically. We chatted about the range of cutting edge treatment options, including viscosupplementation and stem cell therapy. Patti also outlined some key preventative measures to minimize the risk of sports and training injuries. 

Dr. Patti Galvin is a physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR), a subspecialty in Internal Medicine. She started her academic career with a Bachelor of Science in Honours Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 1981 and went on to earn a master’s degree in Kinesiology in 1986. By 1989, she completed her Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University. Dr. Galvin has also served as the Team Physician for Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team for four years since 2006 and for the Canadian Amputee Hockey Team attending World Championships and Olympic competitions. 

Later, she obtained a Sports Medicine subspecialty with the American Board of PMR and Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2010, providing care to adult and pediatric patients. Since then, Dr. Galvin has worked with high-level athletes. Her clinical expertise includes Platelet Rich Plasma and Viscosupplementation injections, osteoarthritis and joint disease, orthotics, general musculoskeletal/sports medicine injuries, and electromyography (EMG). Currently, she also serves as an Associate Professor at McMaster University.

To learn more about Patti Galvin and her services, you can check out Wellington Ortho & Rehab.

*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self-education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice.