Dr Patti Galvin is a physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR), a subspecialty in Internal Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr Galvin has obtained Sports Medicine subspecialty with the American Board of PMR and Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine. She completed medical her medical training and residency at McMaster University. Prior to medical training, Dr Galvin completed a BSc (Hon Kinesiology) and Master’s work at the University of Waterloo.
Dr Galvin has served as Team Physician for Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team (from 2006-2010) and the Canadian Amputee Hockey Team, attending international competitions, World Championships and Olympic competitions. She continues to work as team physician with the University of Guelph Varsity Women’s Hockey Team; and OHL Guelph Storm Junior A Hockey Club; has provided CHL Top Prospects medical coverage. She is a service provider for the Canadian Sports Centre – Ontario and is currently a Medical Director at Wellington Ortho & Rehab Associates in Guelph.
Other activities include work with Canadian National Wrestling Team, working with various running events and Miau Thay event coverage. She works with adult and pediatric patients, athletes and non-athletes; with joint, musculoskeletal (MSK) and neurological conditions including Concussion management and ImPACT testing.
Clinical expertise includes osteoarthritis and joint disease, Electromyography (EMG), viscosupplementation injections, Platelet Rich Plasma injections, Botox injections, Orthotic and Gait, and general musculoskeletal injuries (ie knees, shoulders, back, foot and ankle etc). She is active in research at the University of Guelph in areas of Gatorade research, amputee, stroke rehab, and MSK pain.