Dr. Tim Rindlisbacher
Sports Medicine Physician
Dr. Tim Rindlisbacher is an experienced leader in sports medicine who draws upon his background in physiotherapy and many years of consultant and team care sports medicine. “Dr. Tim” headed up the Sports Health Department of Cleveland Clinic Canada (downtown Toronto) for 14 years. He has acted as team physician for the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Argonauts, Buffalo Bills, Canada’s World Juniors, and teams in the Ontario Hockey League (for 22+ seasons). He has also been a clinical educator to University of Toronto medical students and residents for over 20 years.
Dr. Tim has been a consultant to the NHLPA since 2009 and was recently named Chief Medical Officer for the Ontario Hockey Federation. Ultimately, Dr. Tim's professional goals are to keep high level athletes “in the game” and to promote healthy active lifestyles for everyone. He believes strongly that family physicians should be the centre of patient care so his practice is by physician referral only.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Honours Bachelor of Science, Physiotherapy, University of Toronto
- Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto
- Diploma of Sport Medicine, Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine
- Certificate of Added Competence (Sport and Exercise Medicine), Canadian College of Family Physicians
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE HE'S EVER RECEIVED:
Laughter is fun but movement is actually the best medicine.
AREAS OF FOCUS:
Dr. Rindlisbacher’s forte is the diagnosis and management of hockey injuries but he’s experienced enough to confidently approach nearly any sports medicine challenge. That said, sport and exercise medicine is an evolving field and he stays current through his work with the University of Toronto and national sport medicine organizations.