Welcoming Dr. Gail Sawa to the Team!
The Sport Medicine Clinic is excited to welcome a new full-time physician to our team, Dr. Gail Sawa! Dr. Sawa will service patients looking to see a physician for musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and overuse musculoskeletal disorders, nerve entrapment syndromes, joint injections, foot and ankle disorders, spine-related pain, and more. Dr. Sawa is now accepting new patient bookings, with appointments beginning on July 18.
Get to Know Dr. Sawa
Dr. Sawa has completed various degrees from the University of Manitoba and has earned her Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (physical therapy), Master of Science, Bachelor Science in Medicine, and Doctor of Medicine. She's will be completing her residency in family medicine in June 2018.
Her expertise in anatomy was reflected in her role as an instructor at the University of Manitoba from 2007-2015. It is there where Dr. Sawa honed her great understanding of the intricate relationship muscles, joints and peripheral nerves, a knowledge-base in which she looks forward to using at the Sport Medicine Clinic.
Dr. Sawa has a special interest in musculoskeletal disorders and sport medicine, and has been previously employed within the fitness and exercise industry, working with healthy individuals on prevention through exercise, as well as working through rehabilitation programs including cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab, stroke and neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Sawa's most recent training includes concussion management and joint injections.
As an athlete, Dr. Sawa has been involved in sport from a young age including elite artistic gymnastics, track and field, as well as rhythmic gymnastics where she's a coach and also a masters competitor in the sport.