Growing up in Calgary, Melissa developed a love for outdoors and sports– including snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, rugby, soccer and ultimate frisbee. She was the Sports Representative for the department of Rehabiltation Medicine while at the University of Alberta and has enjoyed volunteering her time as a PT at various sport tournaments.
Having spent the last 6 years working as a physiotherapist in an outpatient setting in Calgary, Melissa is looking forward to her move to Kitimat. Working in a profession that allows her to assist people in returning to the sports and activities they love is a perfect fit for her.
Lindsay is a recent graduate of the Masters of Physical Therapy program at UBC, she has settled in well at Paceyourself and is a valuable asset to our Team
What is a Certified Athletic Therapist?
A Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. It’s that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries of all Canadians, whether on the field or in the clinic.
Athletic Therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective does not: an Athletic Therapist’s goal is to help clients quickly and safely return to a healthy, pre-injury lifestyle; whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.