INNOVATIVE athletic therapists

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JOSH GUENTHER
- CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPIST & STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST
BKin, CAT(C), ATC, CSCS

Josh 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.

In 2012-2013, Josh completed a season-long internship with the Winnipeg Jets hockey club and continued working in the hockey profession following his internship. From 2013-2016, Josh assumed the position of Head Athletic Therapist for the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL), who captured the WHL Championship and advanced to the Memorial Cup Tournament in 2015-16. In that timeframe, he was also appointed as Head Athletic Therapist for Team WHL in the Canada-Russia Super Series Summit.

In 2016-2017, Josh assumed the role of Head Athletic Therapist for the Red Deer Rebels (WHL). Additionally, he had the privilege of being named Head Athletic Therapist for Hockey Canada at the 2016 U17 World Hockey Challenge. Josh is currently the Athletic Therapist of the Calgary Roughnecks within the National Lacrosse League.

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. 

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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 is completing an MSc in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Medicine. His research will lend to enhancing efficiency in the healthcare system and encouraging collaboration of health care providers for the purposes of improved patient care. 

 

Away from work Jordan enjoys various outdoor pursuits with his young family including hiking, biking, and snowshoeing. In recent years, he's taken interest in many things mountain biking, resulting in the highly prestigious title of YouTube Certified Bike Technician.  

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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, Hockey 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 School for Athletes 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. 

CAERA MUNRO

- CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPIST

BHPE, CAT(C)

Caera Munro is a Certified Athletic Therapist who graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education majoring in Athletic Therapy. Caera grew up in Calgary, Alberta where she grew up playing any sport she came in contact with. In the clinic she is passionate about exercise based rehabilitation and looking for the root of your injuries.   

 

Caera has worked in a variety of elite sport environments including the BC Lions, University of Calgary football, as well as Football Alberta's inaugural U18 Women’s Tackle team. She is currently one of the athletic therapists for the CSSHL Edge Male U15 Prep hockey team. 

 

Outside of work she loves all things outdoors including skiing, running, rock climbing, and backpacking.