Dr. P Galvin, MD, FRCP(C)


Dr 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 and the American Board PM&R.

Dr Galvin has obtained Sports Medicine subspecialty with the American Board of PMR and Canadian Academy of Exercise and Sport Medicine. She completed 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/Program (from 2005-2012) 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/Men’s Hockey Teams; 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 Consultant at Wellington Ortho & Rehab Associates in Guelph.

Other activities include work with runners, triathletes, lacrosse, football, rugby, and soccer players. Also working with the Canadian National Wrestling Team, the Canadian National Baseball and Biking Teams, and providing 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.

More recent work commitments include LPGA, Ironman and Triathlon 70.3 medical coverage, physician care for Alpine Canada, Ontario Blue Jays organization, World Ultimate Frisbee Championships, crossfit, body builders and other fitness participants.

Clinical expertise includes sport and exercise medicine, osteoarthritis and joint disease, Electromyography (EMG), viscosupplementation injections, Platelet Rich Plasma injections, Botox injections, Orthotic and Gait, general musculoskeletal injuries (ie knees, shoulders, back, foot and ankle etc), and ultrasound guided injections. She is involved in research at the University of Guelph and University of Waterloo in areas of Gatorade research, nutrition, amputee, robotic and stroke rehab, diagnostic ultrasound in musculoskeletal injury and exercise training / recovery.

Photo of Canadian Womens Hockey TeamPhoto Courtesy of Hockey Canada.

Dr. Galvin provided medical coverage for the Toronto Triathlon Festival in June 2015

Dr. Galvin with with Triathlon finisher Tessa Bonhomme
Swimmers prepare for the 750m race at Ontario Place

In early June 2015, Dr. Galvin participated in and completed the 2nd annual Bremner Memorial MS Summer Relay


MS Bike ride

Dr Galvin has provided medical coverage for the LPGA since June 2014