Dr. Neil Craton
I’ve been practicing medicine for over 30 years, and sport medicine has been my passion for most of them. It’s amazing to recall the rich experiences of those years. Medicine is a career where new and exciting challenges come with each day.
My career began in the emergency room in 1985, and many valuable lessons were learned there. After 6 years, I had the good fortune to be admitted to the University of British Columbia sport medicine fellowship, where I earned a Master’s degree in Human Kinetics and learned from great teachers and gifted physicians. I returned to Winnipeg in 1992 and started Legacy Sport Medicine Clinic in 1994. A colleague and I established the University of Manitoba Musculoskeletal fellowship in 1995. I have had the pleasure of training 18 fellows over the years and I continue to practice with many of them.
I have been blessed with enduring relationships with many fine organizations. Twenty years with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and 24 with both the national women’s volleyball team and the University of Winnipeg Athletic Therapy Centre have been notable associations for me. I have also enjoyed many years as an assistant professor in the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine.
I consider practicing medicine to be a privilege and an opportunity to serve others. The information on this website is intended to supplement the clinical relationship, and I hope you will find it helpful. It is designed mostly for my patients, to review their condition and the therapeutic options that we discuss in the clinic. I tell my patients that I am their waiter, and that my job is to review a treatment menu with them, helping them to learn about the options they have for their particular problem. Please feel free to browse through this menu and sample its offerings.