Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President of Hockey Operations, Trevor Linden announced that Dr. Rick Celebrini has been added as a consultant to the Vancouver Canucks Human Performance Department.
Dr. Celebrini, who is internationally-recognized as one of North America's leading sport and orthopedic physiotherapist, will work with Canucks players on a daily basis and will be involved in all aspects of injury management and prevention. With decades of experience in injury prevention, epidemiology of injury risk factors and performance enhancement, Dr. Celebrini will work closely and compliment members of the Canucks Human Performance Department. Dr. Celebrini will work directly with staff and players developing proactive strategies to minimize the risk of injuries, preparing them for a demanding NHL season as well as delivering solutions in returning from injury in an expeditious fashion.
Dr. Celebrini joins the Canucks Human Performance Department which includes Team Physician and Director, Human Performance Dr. Mike Wilkinson, Head Athletic Trainer Mike Burnstein, Assistant Athletic Trainer Jon Sanderson, Assistant Athletic Trainer Dave Zarn, Strength and Conditioning Coach Roger Takahashi, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Eric Renaghan, Team Doctor Dr. Bill Regan, Team Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Norden, Team Chiropractor Dr. Glenn Cashman and Team Optometrist Dr. Alan R. Boyco.
Dr. Celebrini has worked extensively in the sports industry, including with professional sports teams and individual athletes. Dr. Celebrini served as the Manager of Medical Services and Chief Therapist for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and also works with dozens of high-profile professional and Olympic athletes, including two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash of the LA Lakers.
TDr. Celebrini is a co-founder and partner in the Fortius Institute and senior member in the leadership team behind Fortius Sport & Health. He is also Head of Sports Medicine and Science for Vancouver Whitecaps FC and will continue in these capacities.