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About SportMED+

SportMED+ is the region’s only rehabilitation clinic with both sport medicine physicians and physiotherapists providing assessment and treatment to help you return to your sport or activity. Whether you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior, or an active Baby Boomer our team has the expertise to help you return to your everyday, active life as soon as possible.

Who are we?

Operated by Martel & Mitchell Physiotherapy out of the North Bay Regional Health Centre at 50 College Drive, SportMED+ is a multidisciplinary team including physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered massage therapists, and rehabilitation assistants. Our sport medicine physicians are certified with the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and are able to arrange for diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, Ultrasound) if required.

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Who do we treat?

SportMED+ provides assessment and treatment to patients of all ages and athletic abilities. If you have pain that limits your ability to enjoy an active lifestyle then we want to help you. Whether you were injured playing competitive sport, in a motor vehicle accident, or a mishap at work then we have the team to help get you back on your feet.

We assess and treat:

  • Concussion and mild traumatic brain injury
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Neck and back pain
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Arthritic pain
  • Tendinopathy
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Joint replacements
  • Hand injuries and surgeries
  • Neurological conditions

Other services:

  • Custom knee braces (ligament or osteoarthritis)
  • Visco-supplementation and other joint injections (hyaluronic acid)
  • Pre-participation physicals
  • Pre-employment screening
  • Functional Abilities Evaluations
  • In-home OT assessments
  • Independent Examinations
Doug Linklater

Doug Linklater HBPE, BEd, BScPT, Sport Med

Registered Physiotherapist

Doug graduated from the University of Western Ontario and completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic. He has more than 14 years of experience specializing in sports injuries and orthopedic physiotherapy.

Doug worked as the physical therapist for the Canadian Alpine Ski Team for more than 5 years, attending the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy 2006 and Sochi, Russia 2014.

Doug has more than 30 years of coaching experience, which gives him a platform to help athletes at both high performance and recreational levels in our community.

Matthew Nixon

Matthew Nixon PT BSc, BSc(PT)

Registered Physiotherapist

Matt is a graduate of Acadia University and Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He has worked in private practice for several years. His professional interests include exercise and manual therapy, treating motivated patients, and utilizing acupuncture, tape, and exercise balls if and when needed. He then decided to move ‘up north’ from down east. He’s the biggest fan of his daughter’s ringette team and tries to play hockey and golf when time permits.

Dr. Bryan Lemenchick MD, CCFP (SEM)

Dr. Bryan Lemenchick MD, CCFP (SEM)

Sport Medicine Physician

Dr. Lemenchick is a Primary Care Sport Medicine Physician who completed his Fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Western University in London, ON in 2014.  Prior to moving to North Bay, he worked at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic at Western University. He has been a team physician for varsity teams at Western University and with the Canadian Soccer Association. He has provided medical coverage at events such as the CHL Memorial Cup, NHL Rookie Tournaments in London, ON, and the Parapan Am Games in Toronto, ON.  He also practices emergency and family medicine.

Dr. Alison Halpert MD, CCFP

Dr. Alison Halpert MD, CCFP

Sport Medicine Physician

Dr. Halpert completed medical school at Queen’s university, and residency through Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Thunder Bay. She did her fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the Pan Am Clinic in Winnipeg. Dr. Halpert is CASEM certified, and has assisted in providing medical coverage for a number of events including the Canadian Olympic Trials for wrestling, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Winnipeg Marathon.

Niko Gregorin

Niko Gregorin OT Reg. (Ont.)

Registered Occupational Therapist

Niko is a graduate of Ljubljana University in Slovenia – Europe and has been practising Occupational Therapy for 17 years in different parts of the world and Canada. He has taken postgraduate courses in neuro rehabilitation, upper extremity rehabilitation, lymphedema management, arthritis management, wheelchair prescription, home modification and many others to increase skills and knowledge. He has special interest in neuro and hand rehabilitation. He is involved in local sporting community through coaching ringette.

Are services covered by OHIP?

Physician services are covered by OHIP but there may be incidental fees related to uninsured services such as viscosupplementation injections or doctor’s notes for employers.

SportMED+ is a private rehabilitation clinic and as such therapy services are not covered by OHIP. We are able to direct bill most private insurance plans on your behalf. We also accept:

  • Private payment (cash, credit, or debit)
  • Auto Insurance (we are FSCO licenced and submit directly to insurers through HCAI)
  • Veteran’s Affairs
  • WSIB

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

While a referral from your family physician is preferred to schedule an appointment with Doctors Lemenchick or Halpert, it is not a requirement. You do not need a referral to see one of our physiotherapists, occupational therapists, or registered massage therapists.

Call 705-495-8105 and Sandra or Andree will be happy to assist you!

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