Dr. Raza Awan, Physiatrist, Medical Director

Dr. Awan graduated with Honours from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine in 1995, and subsequently completed his residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. After finishing his Residency training, Dr. Awan completed an additional fellowship year in Sports Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG) at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Awan is a Diplomate of the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists, holds the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine Diploma, and a Masters in Health Science from the University of Toronto. He been working as a Sports Medicine Physician and Clinical Neurophysiologist in Toronto since 2000. Dr. Awan is on staff at St Michael's Hospital, teaches medical students and residents, and is a lecturer at the University of Toronto. He treats athletes of all ability levels ranging from professional athletes to weekend warriors, is a consultant for the NHL Player's Association, and has provided medical coverage for national and international sporting events.

Dr. Awan is the Medical Director and Co-Founder of Synergy Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, and programmed Synergy's innovative rehabilitation model called "Movement Based Rehabilitation". He was amongst the first sports medicine doctors in Toronto to incorporate movement based practitioners such as Rehabilitative Pilates/Yoga instructors into his rehab model; at Synergy he has fully integrated Yoga and Pilates studios and practitioners into the clinic. He was also amongst the first in the city to utilize small-group exercise classes for musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation, and secondary prevention.

Dr. Awan created the Synergy "Keep Your Game On" series to educate athletes on primary injury prevention. Synergy has run injury prevention seminars on a variety of sports and activities including running, cycling, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and yoga.

Dr. Awan has been interviewed on injury prevention and sports injuries, and has been featured in the Toronto Star, CBC National News, Flare magazine, and The National Post.