Sport and Exercise Medicine Physicians are medical doctors who typically have a variety of backgrounds- from family medicine and emergency medicine, to physical medicine and rehab, to orthopedic surgeons and neurologists- who have a special interest and additional training in Sport Medicine, and have passed a standardized competency exam through the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. The environment to which Sport Medicine Physicians work is also quite variable- from a community sport or rehabilitation medical clinic, to a high level performance centre, to the sideline of a field of play. Almost invariably Sport Medicine
Physicians will work with other members of a health care team (physiotherapists, chiropractors, etc) to oversee the overall care of an individual and ensure progress, to educate, order appropriate diagnostic tests when needed, and to troubleshoot problems if they arise.
Dr. Santino (Tino) DePetrillo completed a fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Toronto in 2013, and the Diploma of Sport Medicine Exam through Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is currently practicing as a family, sports and emergency room physician in Beamsville and Grimsby, Ontario. He has previously worked as a rural physician in Northern Ontario and holds an academic appointment at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. He holds a Focused Practice designation through the Ministry of Health and the Canadian College of Family Physicians.
Dr DePetrillo has completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program through McMaster University. He has covered various sports teams and events, including the Toronto Argonauts, the Toronto Rock, the Pan Am Games, the Mississauga Marathon, The Canadian Figure Skating Championships, and various varsity teams at the University of Toronto.
He has an interest in general sports/MSK medicine, exercise promotion, osteoarthritis care, acupuncture, and acute care medicine. He and his wife Lorna have 4 children and live in Beamsville. He enjoys sports and has competed at the varsity, provincial and national level in squash and keeps active with biking, skiing, tennis, and golf.
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