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Athletic Therapists

Morris Boyer

Morris Boyer
- Certified Athletic Therapist
BPE, CAT(C)

Morris has recently been appointed as athletic therapist for Hockey Canada 2018 Men's Olympic Team.  Previously he had spent over 17 years in the NHL as an Athletic Therapist with his primary responsibilities including injury prevention, care, rehabilitation and emergency services. In 2003, 2010 and 2013 Morris had the privilege of being chosen as Athletic Therapist for Hockey Canada at the Men’s IIHF World Championships.  In 2003 they captured the gold medal at the World Championships in Finland.  In 2012 he was chosen by the NHL-PHATS society to serve as Athletic Therapist at the NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa, Ontario. Morris has worked over 1300 regular season NHL games.

Morris has helped numerous elite athletes recover from their injuries over his career, in the clinic and with teams.  He is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education majoring in Athletic Training and Conditioning. In 1991 he achieved his certification in Athletic Therapy from the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. He also has 14 professional development courses under his belt acquiring skills to utilize in every day practice.  Morris has also served on many committees over his career most recently he was a member of the NHL-NHLPA emergency medical standards committee.

Upon graduation, Morris worked with Volleyball Canada, for the National Men’s Volleyball team, the Canadian Professional Rodeo Sport Medicine Team, Edmonton Brick Men Soccer Club, Red Deer College and the Sports Medicine Clinic at Durham College. In addition, he was a member of the athletic therapy staff for the 1993 World University Games and 1995 PAN-AM Games in Argentina.

Morris has a passion for corrective exercise and hands-on manual therapy.

Charley Hasselaar

Charley Hasselaar
- Certified Athletic Therapist
BKin, CAT(C)

Charley Hasselaar is a Certified Athletic Therapist from Calgary Alberta.  She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, majoring in Athletic Therapy in 2016.  She is currently an Athletic Therapist with the Calgary Inferno and has experience working with a variety of sports teams including the University of Calgary Dino’s Football team, Women’s Soccer team and wrestling.  She also has experience with various hockey, rugby and lacrosse teams in Alberta.

Throughout her undergraduate degree and into her early career she worked at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre as a Clinical Research Coordinator with a strong focus on Concussion research.  As well, she worked as a Non-Physician Expert at the Acute Sport Concussion Clinic at the University of Calgary assessing sport related concussion patients. Charley has a passion for injury assessment and developing a multi-disciplinary approach for each individual patients needs, to ensure that they have a safe return to their sport and activities of daily living. In her spare time, she enjoys barrel racing, playing soccer and anything to do with being in the mountains. 

Josh Guenther

Josh Guenther
- Certified Athletic Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist
BKin, CAT(C), ATC, CSCS

Josh Guenther is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Specialist originating from Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2012, he graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, majoring in Athletic Therapy. Some of Josh's internships included working with the University of Manitoba men's hockey and basketball teams, as well as completion of an internship with the Winnipeg Jets hockey club during the 2012-2013 season. Josh has spent the last four years working with various hockey teams and organizations, having responsibilities that included a strong focus on injury prevention, rehabilitation, first aid and emergency care. From 2013-2016, Josh assumed the position of Head Athletic Therapist for the WHL-Brandon Wheat Kings, who captured a WHL Championship and advanced to the Memorial Cup during that time period. In 2014-2015, he was also appointed as Head Athletic Therapist for Team WHL in the Canada-Russia Super Series Summit.

In 2016-2017,  Josh relocated to Alberta to assume the role of Head Athletic Therapist for the WHL-Red Deer Rebels hockey club. Additionally in 2016, Josh also had the privilege of being named Head Athletic Therapist for Hockey Canada at the U17 World Hockey Challenge in Sault St.Marie, Ontario.

Josh believes in a health model that consists of a multi-disciplinary approach with regards to assessment, treatment and correction of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions in both acute and chronic settings. He has a strong passion for designing and implementing rehabilitative and conditioning programs that are specific and adaptive to the needs of each individual to help support the patient's goals and desires in return to optimum function through sport, work and activities of daily living.

Meredith Papps

Meredith Papps
- Certified Athletic Therapist
BSc., CAT(C), CSCS

Meredith Papps is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Specialist originally from Kingston, Ontario. In 2013, she graduated from the University of Tulsa, in Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, and was also a 4 year Division I athlete on the women’s rowing team. When she wasn’t out on the water Meredith worked as a student Athletic Therapist with Tulsa’s Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Football teams. 

From 2014-2018 Meredith worked at Lifemark Health, where she rehabilitated injured workers and coordinated their safe and sustainable return to work. While there she gained experience in rehabilitation for firefighters and police officers, assisting in a safe return to physically demanding service careers. Meredith is passionate about injury education and function, and values a strong team approach to rehab and care. Outside of work Meredith enjoys running, playing soccer, and drinking coffee. 

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