Elisabeth Hobden, MD, FRCP (C) (Emergency Medicine), Dip. Sport Med. ACBOM
Elisabeth graduated from the faculty of medicine at the University of Ottawa. She completed a specialty in emergency medicine with a focus in sport and exercise medicine at Dalhousie University and the University of Ottawa in 2006. She has treated athletes from the recreational level to the elite, with a particular focus on equestrian athletes. While treating acute sport injuries and through her work in the emergency department, Elisabeth developed an interest in the role of physical activity in prevention, rehabilitation and treatment of chronic disease. For the last seven years she has used this knowledge in the field of occupational medicine as well as in her sport medicine practice. Through these experiences she has come to understand that healing often results from growth of both the body and the mind.
As past president of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Elisabeth works to promote education for physicians and medical students about physical activity as a treatment modality in medicine. Elisabeth welcomes the opportunity to inspire and empower patients to improve their health through physical activity.