Blair Shular

What is your role at the GSSMC?

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 GSSMC?

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.