Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Greg grew up playing a variety of sports and became a longtime fan of the Vancouver Canucks. After high school, he lived abroad for a year before coming back home and deciding to pursue a career in sports medicine.
Greg Cugnet completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia in 2013, and then went on to complete his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2016.
Following his return to Vancouver, Greg began working with the UBC men’s ice hockey team in 2017. He is very interested in steering his career towards hockey rehabilitation, and has a particular interest in hip and knee injuries. Greg is dedicated to educating hockey players of all levels on ways to prevent and improve understanding of common hockey injuries.
Hockey is an exhilarating game, known for its high-speed intensity, brilliantly crafted plays, and razor-sharp precision of movements. What sets hockey apart from other sports is its unique characteristics – skating on ice, using a stick to control the puck, and the level of contact permitted within the game.
It goes without saying that concussions are a hot button issue in major sports. Sidney Crosby’s struggles with concussions have been a topic of conversation among hockey analysts for several years now. Since January 1, 2011, Crosby was injured in 5 separate incidents that resulted in concussion-like symptoms. His injuries caused him to miss several games, and cast doubt on his longevity in the game.
My name is Greg Cugnet. I am a physiotherapist working with the UBC Thunderbirds Men’s Hockey Team. Since my time with the team has begun, one thing has become increasingly clear to me: hockey players have tight hips!
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