Arm Safety and Sport Science Contributors Introduced

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Peter Francis

West 4th Physio

Professional/Academic

Peter is a physiotherapist and his primary practice is located at West 4th Physiotherapy clinic in Vancouver, BC.  He also covers locums at various clinics within the greater Vancouver area and serves as a casual physiotherapist for the Fraser Health Authority in New Westminster, BC.  Peter completed his Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC after achieving both a Diploma in Sports Science from Douglas College (New Westminster) and a Baccalaureate of Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford) respectively.  His interests lie in the area of Sports and Orthopedics, especially in that of the shoulder, elbow and thoracic spine.

Baseball

Peter played for the Ridge Meadows Minor Baseball Association (BC Minor), North Shore Twins (PBL), and Douglas College Royals (NWAACC) in his competitive days.  He continues to play as a member of a Richmond 18+ division team in the Lower Mainland Baseball Association.  He also has coached for nearly 10 years within the RMMBA at the Peewee to Midget levels from A up to AAA.  Most notably he had been involved with operating the Bantam AAA program in Ridge Meadows.   He is still involved by running catcher skills camps, when time permits, for Richmond City Baseball Association (BC Minor).

 

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Aart van Gorkum

Professional/Academic

Aart is clinical faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy/Faculty of Medicine at UBC. Here he is in part responsible for training the therapists of the future when it comes to practical skills in the clinical setting. He graduated Physiotherapy in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in 1987. He has an advanced diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (1999) and has a special interest in Sport Physiotherapy. He is the owner of Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic in Vancouver.

Baseball

Aart has been involved with baseball as a player, coach and Physical Therapist for over 38 years.  He has worked with elite level and recreational players throughout his career, including kids.  Aart continues to be involved as a player of the game as he is a member of the Burnaby Pirates 30+ division team in the Lower Mainland Baseball Association.

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