I would like to take this time to show my appreciation for you all. In a situation where in less than 2 weeks after a work injury, (torn ACL), the Sports Medicine Doctor and the staff at Toronto SEMI managed to rehabilitate my knee to a safe strength and stability so that I could still make my annual ski trip. The Sports Medicine Doctor was excellent in explaining/discussing my situation, and what steps needed to be taken for not just the immediate future but for long term as well. On top of all I went through, I cannot mention enough gratitude to the practitioners who tended my rehabilitation. The personal attention and care was exceptional! If that wasn’t enough, the time it took for a custom knee brace to be fitted, delivered and re-tested, was incredible. I really cannot say enough about the doctors and therapy staff at SEMI, and not to forget, the ladies at reception have to get full credit as well. Their assistance in appointments, prescriptions, fitting sessions, follow-ups, etc… and just plain and simple, their pleasant attitudes welcoming you into the clinic. Thank you all! P.S. The ski trip was successful although I did only stick to the easier “Green” rated hills as recommended so I wouldn’t damage the knee any more than it is.
By Douglas W. Stoddard MD, M Sp Med, Dip Sport Med, ES|2018-10-03T17:32:50+00:00October 3rd, 2018|
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About the Author: Douglas W. Stoddard MD, M Sp Med, Dip Sport Med, ES
About: Dr. Douglas Stoddard is a sports medicine physician and is the Medical Director of the Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute (SEMI). After receiving his medical degree from the University of Toronto, he trained in Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, obtaining his Master Degree in Sports Medicine. He is also a diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has his focussed practice designation in Sport Medicine from the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Stoddard is a consultant to the Canadian Military and has consulted with well over 30,000 unique patients in his career. Dr. Stoddard is constantly searching for new and promising therapies to help SEMI patients, and is responsible for developing the RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy Program. He is the proud father of two boys, is an avid triathlete and occasional guitar player.