Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Introducing our staff - Erin MacDonald

Raised in Burlington, Erin completed her high school diploma at Notre Dame Secondary school.  She graduated in 2000 from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. In 2003, she graduated with honors from Sheridan College with a diploma in Sports Injury Management during which time she completed a year internship in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger Cats Football Club. Erin has been an Athletic Therapist for many competitive sports teams, including: the University of Western Ontario's Football team and women's basketball team, Guelph University's men's hockey team, and the Columbus Landsharks of the National Lacrosse League.  In 2009, she graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology with a diploma in Massage Therapy and in 2010 become a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.  Erin has been working at The Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic since 2004 and co-owns a custom knee bracing company, MORPH Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Services with her business partner Jessica Price. Erin has taken educational courses in Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Release.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Introducing our staff - Dr. Paul Echlin

Dr. Paul Echlin is a primary care sports medicine specialist, currently practicing Primary Care Sports Medicine in Burlington, Ontario. He is Board Certified in Family and Sports Medicine in both Canada and the USA. He is also the Junior Hockey team physician for the past ten years in Canada and the United States. Dr. Echlin was the past chair of the London Hockey Concussion Summit, and past co-chair of the HNCI Stakeholders Meeting in January 2009. He is currently the Chair of the Hockey Neurotrauma and Concussion Initiative Research Committee. He also acts as the current Primary Investigator of the Hockey Concussion Education Project.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Introducing our staff - Dr. Karen Murtaugh

Dr. Karen Murtaugh is a sport medicine physician who joined the Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic immediately after finishing her Sport Medicine Fellowship in 2007. She is certified by the Canadian College of Family Physicians and the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine.

Dr. Murtaugh continues to work as a Primary Care Sport Medicine Consultant with The Elliott Sport Medicine Clinic (Burlington) and Escarpment Sport Medicine (Milton). She has also worked as a consulting physician at the Whistler Polyclinic during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and continues to be the race physician for the Toronto Women’s Half Marathon in Toronto. Since starting independent practice in 2006 she has been involved with the McMaster Family Medicine Program as a resident supervisor. In 2011, she became the instructor for a Sport Medicine teaching clinic for Family Medicine residents and physicians at the Stonechurch Family Health Centre in Hamilton.

In addition to her clinical work, Karen enjoys writing and being involved in medical research. She has published several articles and research papers since completing a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology (Sport Biomechanics) in 2000.Her recent publications include a chapter on Field Hockey Injuries to the Encyclopedia of Sport Medicine, published by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2009 and a review article on the same topic for a peer reviewed journal, Current Sport Medicine Reports. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Introducing our staff - Dr. Wade Elliott

Dr. Wade Elliott graduated from the medical program at McMaster University and completed his residency in family medicine. He completed his Diploma in Sports Medicine (CASM) following a sport medicine fellowship at McMaster University.  Dr. Elliott enjoys working with athletes of all ages, both recreational and elite, to prevent and treat injuries and help athletes stay active. Dr. Elliott has a particular interest in osteoarthritis and sports participation. He is currently involved in research in this area.

In addition, Dr. Elliott is currently chair of the Hamilton Sports and Musculoskeletal Physician Group in Hamilton as well as Past Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Section of Sport & Exercise Medicine. He is actively involved in the education of medical students, family medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation and emergency residents. In addition, he is co-chair of the McMaster University Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

Dr. Elliott is involved in many sports as a physician. He is the former team physician with the world champion Toronto Rock Professional Lacrosse Team and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Dr. Elliott was previously the medical director of McMaster Varsity Football team from 2001-2004. Dr. Elliott is also involved with event coverage for both national and international events and past event coverage includes the National and World Cycling Championships in 2003 and Chief Medical Officer for the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in 2003.