Blair Shular

What is your role at the Glen Sather Clinic?

My primary role is that of clinical physical therapist actively treating patients. In my secondary role as clinical professor I give lectures to both medical personal and the public at variety of seminars and public forums.

What did you study and where? How long have you been at the Glen Sather Clinic?

I graduated with a bachelor of science in physical therapy in 1983 from the University of Toronto and a bachelor of science in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 1984. I became a Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapist (FCAMPT) in 1992 and in 1998 obtained a diploma in Medical Acupuncture for the University of Alberta. I began working at the Glen Sather clinic in 1995.

What are your key areas of interest as a physiotherapist?

I have a special interest in assessing and treating runners, tennis players and musicians.

What are your favourite ways to stay active?

I stay active playing competitive tennis, long distance running, weight training and doing yoga (ashtanga) depending on the season. I also play keyboards and guitar in a local rock band “Taxi” and I am presently studying for my RCM grade 7 piano exam.

What has been your biggest accomplishment as a physiotherapist and/or athlete?

As a physical therapist at the GSSMC I have had the privilege of treating a number of Olympians (4 gold medalists), many professional athletes and a few celebrities who at the time were performing in Edmonton. However helping amateur athletes reach their goals (whether that be finishing a first 5 km race, the Boston Marathon or achieving and athletic scholarship) has given me tremendous professional gratification.

I have ran the Boston Marathon, won the Mens Under 18 Ontario doubles tennis championship and played in the Canadian Table Tennis Championship.

What days/hours are you at the clinic?

My booking hours are Monday-Friday 7am to 12:30 pm.

Team Affiliations

In the past I have had affiliations with the Edmonton Eskimos and University of Alberta Varsity Athletics.