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Travis Dodds

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Biography

Travis is a graduate of the University of Alberta's Masters of Science in Physical Therapy program. The program emphasises evidence-based treatments and features renowned instructors. As part of his Masters degree, Travis completed a systematic review on ankle sprain prevention in sport. He continues to develop his clinical and on-site skills through mentorship, and is pursuing post graduate training in diplomas of advanced manual and manipulative therapy and sport physiotherapy. Injury prevention and performance in sport are key areas of interest and research for Travis. He offers and on-site performance and injury prevention training for local club and school teams in a range of sports. He has coached club and high school volleyball teams, played in advanced divisions of adult tournaments, and helped establish Canada's first ever community-level sitting volleyball (Paralympic) program in conjunction with Team Canada. In the 2009-10 season he travelled with the U of A Pandas Varsity Women's Volleyball Team as their therapist. He was also recognized and awarded the 2010 Excellence in Sport Physiotherapy Scholarship from the Sport Medicine Council of Alberta and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Travis is now the team physio for the UBC Thunderbirds Women's Volleyball team. Travis has experience in a wide range of hospital and private practice settings. Some of his patients literally had injuries from head to toe, others had suffered a stroke or brain injury, and others were dealing with cancer, heart, lung or liver disease and transplants. He also draws on personal experience as a worker in corporate, industry and outdoor work environments prior to becoming a physio, which helps him to understand and treat workplace injuries. In his spare time he enjoys playing several sports recreationally.

Languages Spoken

English