Dr Rose Martel

Sports Medicine Physician


Dr Martel graduated from the University of Montreal in 2007 with a Doctorate in Medicine.  She then completed a Family Practice Medical residency in 2009 before wondering off in the Appalachians and Northern Ontario to practice acute care medicine for 3 years.  Her love for the mountains lead her to successfully undertake a mountain rescue training certificate in Grenoble, France and pushed her to move to beautiful British Columbia in 2011.  Passionate of sports medicine, she returned to university in 2012-2013 to complete a sports medicine fellowship at UBC.  During her fellowship and graduate years, she covered several varsity sports (rugby, ice hockey, football) in addition to attendance to National Volleyball and Karate Championships, a BMX World Cup and Canada Summer Games.

Dr Martel worked along the much esteemed Sports Medicine Doctors at UBC for one and a half years before transferring to the Fortius Sport and Health Institute in 2015.  There, she worked in close relationship with allied healthcare practitioners to optimize “all age and level athletes (recreational to Olympic level)” ability to return to play and competition.  She gained the skill set for ultrasound guided injections with training in San Diego in 2015 and has been performing such expertise since.  She has developed a vast experience in treating athletic injuries as she was involved as a Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Doc for several years and has covered many sporting events such as FIFA Women’s World Cup, Intercontinental Cups, National North American Cups & Viessmann World Cups  at the Whistler Sliding Center, World Taekwondo Junior Championships and Cycling Grand Prix just to name a few.  And to add to her achievements, Dr Martel has recently been selected to be part of the core medical team for Canada at the 2017 Jeux de la Francopholie Games in Ivory Coast. Finally, Dr Martel has also taken interest in treating workers and their injuries, and has been a Medical Advisor for WorkSafeBC since 2016. In 2017, we welcomed Dr Martel to the team at Physiofocus to improve the level of sports injury care to the people of the sea to sky.

She moved to the Squamish area 2 years ago and continues to be heavily involved in alpine/backcountry skiing as well as in cycling (newly into mountain biking) and kitesurfing.  Don’t be surprised if you see her somewhere in the mountains or on the water!