Primary Care Sports Medicine

MDCM, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med (CASEM)

Dr. Orenstein is a fellowship-trained Sport and Exercise Medicine physician. He completed his undergraduate degree at McGill University, majoring in Anatomy and Cell Biology while minoring in Kinesiology. He then completed both his medical school and Family Medicine residency training at McGill University. Following his residency, Dr. Orenstein moved to Vancouver to pursue a Sport and Exercise Medicine Fellowship through the University of British Columbia. He is certified through the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is faculty at the University of British Columbia as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Family Practice. He is also the Program Director for the UBC Sport and Exercise Medicine Enhanced Skills program, a role he has held since 2021.

Dr. Orenstein has helped provide coverage for a variety of major sporting events including multiple Ironman events, IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, Rugby Sevens, and ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. He has worked as a team physician for Canada Basketball and helped cover events for Rugby Canada and Vancouver Whitecaps FC2. He is a physician for UBC Varsity Athletics and a team physician for the Vancouver Canucks.

Dr. Orenstein’s clinical practice includes management of a variety of conditions, including acute and chronic sport injuries, and osteoarthritis. He is an advocate of physical activity promotion, priding himself on helping his patients improve their ability to function, regardless of their baseline. In addition to exercise therapy, He has a particular interest in ultrasound guided peripheral musculoskeletal injections to help manage osteoarthritis, frozen shoulder and chronic overuse injuries, amongst others conditions. Possible injection options, depending on the underlying condition, include platelet-rich plasma (PRP), viscosupplementation, and corticosteroid.

Dr. Orenstein’s interest in sports extends well beyond his work. He previously played basketball at Dawson College, then was on the McGill University Rowing Team while in university. He coached high school basketball for 5 years in Montreal. Nowadays, he enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, and exploring British Columbia.