Athletic Therapy Calgary
The scope of practice of a certified athletic therapist includes the assessment, prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Prevention includes musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm-up, conditioning programs, prophylactic taping, and adapting to the activity, environment and facilities.
Athletic Therapists assess injuries and conditions, utilizes contemporary rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, physical reconditioning, and supportive strapping procedures to promote an environment conducive to optimal healing in preparing the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle. – CATA Website
Matt Degooijer- Athletic Therapist
Matthew grew up on a farm in Kelliher, Saskatchewan. After high school, Matthew completed his undergrad degree in Kinesiology from the University of Regina. He completed the athletic therapy program at Mount Royal University and became certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association in 2014. Matthew has spent time working with varsity teams from both the U of R and Mount Royal. Matthew was the head therapist for the Northstars Midget AAA hockey team for years, and is now the Athletic Therapist at Rundle College.
John Reinbolt – Athletic Therapist
John grew up on a farm in southwest Saskatchewan and went to high school in Medicine Hat, AB. After high school, John completed the Athletic Therapy Program through the University of Calgary.
He certified with the CATA that summer and worked with teams in the Calgary area before starting Prairie Therapy. Between working and travelling with the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team he spends a lot of time on the road, but with his time off he enjoys getting out of the city with friends and family.
Brandon Thome – Athletic Therapist
Brandon grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta. After high school, Brandon moved west to attend the University of Calgary. He became certified in June of 2005 and that fall moved to Edmonton to work with the U of A Varsity Athletics.
Since then Brandon has worked at the U of C and the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League before starting the Prairie Therapy venture. Brandon’s long term goal is to see athletic therapy thrive in rural settings. Fittingly, he has been a prominent member of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team for the past 10 years.
Jeff Peach- Athletic Therapist
Jeff Peach was born in Campbell River, B.C. and grew up in Calgary, where he graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology (majoring in Athletic Therapy) and obtained an Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University. Jeff has spent time with the Edmonton Eskimos, U of C Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence, Crash Conditioning, and U of C Varsity Athlete Clinic. Prior to settling into a full time role as an athletic therapist Jeff was a professional baseball player, and now enjoys coaching youth ball players out of Absolute Baseball Academy.
Jessica Reinbolt – Athletic Therapist(On Maternity Leave)
Jessica grew up in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Throughout most of her teenage years, Jessica downhill ski raced. Once she finished high school, she moved to Calgary to continue to pursue the ski racing. After a series of injuries, she decided to quit ski racing and go to school full time at University of Calgary for Kinesiology and Athletic Therapy. Jessica graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a major in Athletic Therapy in 2012 and became a Certified Athletic Therapist the following November.Since graduating, Jessica has worked with a variety of sports teams within Calgary. She has worked within clinic settings with WCB clients and private clients. She has continued to further her education with courses in muscle energy and Active Release Techniques.Jessica would like to continue to help clients understand the injury and how to fix it. She takes a very active approach to the rehabilitation process and has her clients involved with all aspects of the process.
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