Sport & Exercise Medicine Physicians

Dr. Terry Defreitas

What is your role at the GSSMC?

Assistant Professor and Director of Sports Medicine

Do you hold any positions outside the clinic?

Leduc Community Hospital emergency department MD (on call)

What is your clinical speciality?

Sports Medicine with focus on ultrasound guided injections and treatments including PRP, visco supplementation, and cortisone injections.  Sports injuries related to martial arts, soccer, football and hockey

What did you study and where?

I completed medical training with honours in 1995 at the University of Alberta.  Family Medicine completion in 1997

Do you have any specific research interests & publications?

Platelet rich plasma and concussion

Do you work specific days/hours?

Monday afternoon and Wednesdays

Are you affiliated with any teams?

  • Taekwondo National Team since 1999
  • FC Edmonton professional soccer
  • Pandas soccer
  • Core Physician Canada Beijing Olympic Games 2008
  • Vanoc Medical team 2010
  • FIFA U20 and 2015 Women’s World Cup venue medical officer, Edmonton

What is your favourite way to stay active?

Taekwondo and soccer