INNOVATIVE athletic therapists

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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.

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JORDAN PARKIN
- CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPIST 
BHPE, CAT(C)

Jordan is a Certified Athletic Therapist who graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education majoring in Athletic Therapy. He is a former MRU Cougar who played on the Men’s Volleyball team. During his undergraduate degree, Jordan worked with university hockey and basketball teams in Calgary. Since graduating, Jordan has worked in the field with various sports including volleyball, soccer, football, rugby, and lacrosse.

 

Along with Innovative Sport Medicine, Jordan works with seniors designing individualized balance and fitness programs, as well as surgery, chronic pain, and trauma rehabilitation. His passion in Athletic Therapy is for injury assessment and education. He enjoys equipping individuals with the necessary tools and knowledge to lead a healthy lifestyle and overcome injury.

Jordan fills his time outside work hiking, snowshoeing, and biking with his wife, young daughter, and two big dogs. When not enjoying the outdoors, he is coaching university volleyball or playing in the semi-professional Canadian Volleyball League.

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Katelyn Ternes
- CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPIST 
BHPE, CAT(C)

Katelyn is a certified athletic therapist from Cochrane, Alberta, who graduated from Mount Royal University with a bachelor of health and physical education, majoring in athletic therapy in 2019. Katelyn worked with several sports throughout her education including hockey and volleyball. Since graduating, she has worked with various programs and teams including the Edge School for Athletes and the CSSHL, Team Alberta U18 Wolfpack Rugby, UCalgary men's rugby, Football Alberta, Calgary Minor Hockey Association and various football programs throughout the city. In addition to her role at Innovative, she is the athletic therapist for the U18 Female Prep team at the Edge and the athletic therapist for the Jr. A Mounties lacrosse team. 

 

Katelyn believes movement is the best medicine and uses a combination of manual therapies and exercise to help patients reach their fullest potential. She enjoys seeing and assessing new and unique injuries and bringing an individualized program that allows patients to understand and overcome their injuries.

 

Outside the clinic, Katelyn enjoys golfing, snowshoeing and horseback riding as well as cooking and spending time with family, friends and her many animals.