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University of Victoria Sports Injury Clinic

Clinic Practitioners

UVic Sports Injury Clinic: Issac Davies

Issac Davies

Physiotherapist

Isaac Davies grew up in Smithers, BC, where he developed a love for sports and the outdoors. During his youth, he was active in hockey, soccer, golf, and volleyball. His interest in sports and healthcare drew him into physiotherapy.

Isaac graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters of Physiotherapy degree following the completion of his Honours Degree in Kinesiology (BSc.) from the University of Victoria.

Isaac lived in Victoria prior to completing his physiotherapy training, where he rowed with the University of Victoria Men’s Rowing Program, and officiated and played hockey. Isaac is currently providing physiotherapy and travelling with the 2018 UVic Men’s Rowing Team and coaching Female Midget AAA hockey.

As a physiotherapist, Isaac is passionate about getting to the root of your problem, and helping you to move better and feel better. He listens to you, to better understand your injury history. He will then do a full physical assessment to help you better understand your injury and what the recovery process will require.

To ensure you realize your goals, and recover from your injury, Isaac will utilize an individual approach to care for each person. He will use hands on treatment skills including manual therapy and soft tissue techniques to allow you to move better. He will incorporate therapeutic exercises progressing to functional exercises at the clinic and at home to help you better return to the activities or sports you love without pain. Finally, Isaac will provide background information about your injury to help you understand your injury and what the road to recovery will look like. He believes in helping the clients become stronger than they were prior to their injury, and adapting the treatments to fit the patients goals and lifestyle.

Isaac is passionate about physiotherapy and continuing his education through post graduate courses, and mentorship. He has completed the Level 1 of the Canadian Orthopaedic Division Level’s, Anatomical Neuropathic Intramuscular Stimulation, and Connect Therapy Thoracic Ring Approach. He continues to take courses and engage in mentorship to further expand his clinical skill set. Isaac plans to continue pursuing his manual therapy training through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canada Physiotherapy Association and has interests in taking courses to develop skills in vestibular therapy, treating concussions and sports therapy.

Outside of work, Isaac enjoys being outside and participating in a variety of sports and activities including coaching and playing hockey, soccer, and running.

UVic Sports Injury Clinic: Rhonda Farnham

Rhonda Farnham

Registered Massage Therapist

Coming soon.

UVic Sports Injury Clinic: Sue Lott

Sue Lott

Registered Physiotherapist

Sue Lott graduated from physiotherapy at the University of Alberta in 1991, in addition to completing a Bachelor of Physical Education in 1989. Since graduation she has completed numerous postgraduate courses, a Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy and a Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. This education has led to acting as a mentor and an examiner in the Sport Physiotherapy Canada education system. Most recently, Sue has become a ConnectTherapy Series Graduate including the Thoracic Ring Approach through Dr. Linda Joy Lee International. Based on connectness, this approach is an evolution of total body assessment and treatment frameworks to understand and treat the whole person. Sue practices out of University of Victoria Sport Injury Physiotherapy Clinic in Victoria, BC and the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific(CSIP) The work with CSIP includes being part of the integrated support teams for Rowing Canada and the Western Hub of Athletics Canada, providing physiotherapy services for the Next Gen Golf Canada program and any registered athlete with CSI. This role has provided opportunities to work with many different athletes from many different sports.

Sue’s career is grounded in the clinic and on the field. Her many years working on the pitch with sports teams in rugby, field hockey, rowing and triathlon; her countless hours covering events such as cycling, diving, swimming, wrestling, track and field, and softball has given her a home in both the local community and the community at large. Her sporting highlights include; head physiotherapist of the Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey Team from 1991 until 1995, member of the Canadian Health Care Team for the 1998 Commonwealth Games, member of the Medical Team for 2007 Canada Winter Games and lead physiotherapist for Triathlon Canada from 2013-2016 which included international travel to many races including the 2015 Pan Am Games and the 2016 Paralympics. As a member of the integrated support team for Rowing Canada, Sue works with the team locally in Victoria and has travelled internationally to events which have included many World Cups, U23 World Championships and the 2011 Pan American Games. Sue also volunteered with host medical at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at the Women’s ice hockey tournament and at the 2010 Winter Paralympics.

Sue’s clinical interests are broad, but are centered on an in depth understanding of the body’s functional movement patterns and how it operates in balance. When injury strikes this balance is often impacted and it is necessary to restore this balance not only to heal the injury, but to make the system more efficient and prevent injury from occurring again. This is achieved with a manual therapy hands on approach integrated with appropriate exercise prescription.

UVic Sports Injury Clinic: Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Sports Medicine Physician

BSc.Hons (Kin), M.D. CCFP, MSc., FCBOM, Dip Sport Med, PG Cert MedEd.

Current clinical interests
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Legal Consultation
  • Aviation & Dive Medicine
Medical school

McMaster University, Ontario

Certification
  • Certificant of the Canadian College of Family Physicians
  • Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) Diploma in Sport Medicine
  • Fellow of the Canadian Board of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Academic role
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, School of Exercise Sciences, Physical & Health Education University of Victoria
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Victoria
  • Affiliate Associate Professor, Division of Medical Sciences, Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Victoria
Highlights/Achievements/Community Service
  • Physician Lead-Centre of Excellence, Rugby Canada, Langford, BC
  • Sport Medicine Physician-Varsity Athlete Injury Clinic, CARSA,UVIC and Highlanders Soccer
  • Physician-11th Field Ambulance Unit, Canadian Forces (Retired)
  • Physician- BC Summer Games, Canada Winter Games, FISU World University Games
UVic Sports Injury Clinic: Tracy Vander Byl

Tracy Vander Byl

Athletic Therapist

Traci is currently in her 14th year as head athletic therapist, having worked the two previous years as an assistant athletic therapist. She is responsible for first year athlete medical intake, functional movement screens and corrective exercise programs, varsity athlete injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation programs. Traci works closely with CASEM physician Dr. Steve Martin and Assistant Athletic Therapist Allison Rodway to support and return varsity athletes to learning and activity following concussion. She supervises many student athletic therapists working both on field and in the UVic Sports Injury Clinic.