New Research Chair Created in Edmonton Oilers Sports Therapist’s Name

Tuesday, 06.15.2010 / 2:48 PM MT / Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
By Andrea Goss  -
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New Research Chair Created in Edmonton Oilers Sports Therapist\u2019s Name
Dr. David Magee has been with the Oilers for over 25 years.
The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine will see a new research chair created in honour of Dr. David Magee, a physical therapist consultant with the Edmonton Oilers. Donated by one of Magee’s long-time patients, the Dr. David Magee Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Research will help support clinical research focusing on improving methods of clinical assessment for arthritis, injury prevention, and treatments for sports injuries.

“This endowed chair will improve and maximize the physical therapy care of patients to return them to a functional lifestyle,” said Magee.

Magee has a long history with the Edmonton Oilers Club. In addition to treating current players in Corbett Hall at the U of A, he has treated numerous professional athletes including Wayne Gretzky and Kevin Lowe.

“We are extremely proud to have Magee working with our team and this honour only affirms his quality of work,” said Kevin Lowe, President of Oilers Hockey Operations and former player. “There are countless times I wouldn’t have been able to return to the game if it weren’t for his rehab expertise.”

Cathy Roozen, a patient of Magee’s for the past 10 years, donated $1.5 million to establish the endowed chair in Magee’s name.

Along with this new honour, Magee’s long list of accomplishments includes being an internationally recognized physical therapist, author, associate dean and professor at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. When he’s not teaching or working on Oilers at six in the morning, Magee also operates a student clinic that is available to the public free of charge.

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The Foundation gives back in excess of $2.5 million annually to charitable organizations registered with Revenue Canada whose programs support education, health and wellness for youth throughout Oil Country.