Dr. Erika B Persson,
MD, FRCPC, Dip Sport Med, Pediatrician and Pediatric Sport Medicine Physician
Dr. Persson specializes in Pediatric Sport Medicine specializes in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation guidance of sport and exercise related illness and injury for active children and adolescents. She sees patients 18 yrs. of age and under with non-surgical, sport related problems such as: Sprains, Strains, Tears, Overuse Injuries, and Sport Related Concussions. Appointments can be booked by direct referral only. Please contact our clinic for more information
Dr. Persson completed her medical degree at the University of Alberta in 2005 and followed this with her Pediatric Residency at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital in 2009. She then went on to complete her Pediatric Sport Medicine Fellowship at the University of Manitoba as the first fellow in the first and only Canadian Pediatric Sport Medicine Training program. She holds her diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Dr. Persson has a special interest in performing arts medicine and asthetic sports including dance, gymnastics and figure skating. Dr. Persson’s own sporting history is in dance and she has performed internationally with Royal Caribbean Cruises and also taught dance to children and adults. She is currently a barre fitness instructor in her ‘free time’ and enjoys keeping an active healthy lifestyle. Dr. Persson has been part of numerous Team Canada Health Care teams including the most recent 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea; the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games in Norway and the 2015 and 2017 editions of the FISU Universiade games. She has also been sponsored medical for the last 3 Canada Games. She is also a Team Physician for Skate Canada and works with elite national figure skaters travelling internationally numerous times per year.
Dr. Persson is an Associate Clinical Professor in General Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine. She is very excited to be able to provide sport medicine services to the patients of Summerside Children’s and Sport Physiotherapy Clinic!