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​Innovative Sport Medicine is a multidisciplinary clinic providing expertise in effective diagnosis, comprehensive injury management and return to peak performance.

Our clinical staff consists of highly trained Sport Medicine Physicians, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Athletic Therapists and Massage Therapists.

 

Our team is passionate about providing the highest standard in evidence-based care for sport and active lifestyle injuries. We foster collaboration with members of our patient’s healthcare team in order to maximize the outcomes and facilitate positive experiences for our patients. We function as a leader in the education of health care professionals and other members of the community.

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DR. MARCUS ROBINSON
SPORT MEDICINE PHYSICIAN AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR
BEng, MEng, MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip Sport Med

Dr. Marcus Robinson is a former engineer and a current Sport Medicine Physician practicing in Calgary, Canada. He earned his first degree in Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia before working as a design engineer for IBIS Cycles in Santa Rosa, California. Following that, he shifted his focus to the aerospace industry working on projects for the Boeing Company and NASA.

Dr. Robinson then pursued a Master’s Degree in Biomechanics and Biomechanical Engineering and worked in biomechanics labs in Vancouver and in Hong Kong. Upon returning to Canada, Dr. Robinson was able to transfer his skills in motion capture to the entertainment industry. He was the motion capture studio lead for several movies and video games including Barbie: the Princess and the Pauper, Stuart Little 3, and Tony Hawk.

Dr. Robinson completed Medical School at UBC, his residency in Family Medicine in Calgary, and a fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine in Calgary. As a Sport Medicine Physician, he is the Chief Medical Officer for the Calgary Roughnecks (2014 - present), Team Physician for the Calgary Hitmen (2015 - present) and Team Physician for the Cavalry FC (2021 - present). He previously served at Team Physician for the Calgary Stampeders (2015 - 2017). He has also been part of the core medical team for multi-sport games including the PanAm Games (Toronto 2015), FISU World University Games (Taiwan 2017, Korea 2015, China 2011), and Canada Games (Prince George 2015, Sherbrooke 2013).

In his spare time, Dr. Robinson enjoys crate digging for records to add to his collection of 60’s soul records, wearing out his granny gear on mountain passes, and exploring the city 42.2 km at a time.

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DR. KELLY BRETT 

SPORT MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

BSc, MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip Sport Med

Dr. Brett began his career as a medical officer in the Canadian Forces including service with the United Nations in the former Yugoslavia. He has been practising sport and exercise medicine for 20 years and has been a team physician for the Calgary Flames, the Calgary Hitmen and the Calgary Cannons. He has also travelled internationally with Hockey Canada and the Canadian Men’s Rugby team as well as covering amateur sporting events in his home town of Calgary.

Dr. Brett has a special interest in childhood physical activity and has been actively promoting healthy lifestyles for children for two decades. His practice involves the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries in patients of all ages and athletic abilities. He has also completed a certificate program as a personal fitness trainer. 

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DR. WILLEM (WINNE) MEEUWISSE 

SPORT MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

MD, MPE, PhD, CCFP (SEM), Dip Sport Med

 

Dr. Meeuwisse is a sport medicine physician and is the Medical Director of the National Hockey League (NHL).  He is also an Expert Member, Medical and Scientific Group of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Commission.


He obtained his Medical degree from the University of Western Ontario and then did a Fellowship in Sport Medicine at the University of British Columbia, where he also completed a Master’s degree in exercise physiology.  Upon coming to Calgary he obtained his PhD in clinical epidemiology, focusing on sport injury prediction and prevention.  He went on to receive his CASEM Diploma in Sport Medicine and a CFPC Certificate of Added Competence (CAC) in Sport and Exercise Medicine.


Dr. Meeuwisse is the founder of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, which was one of the original four research centres in the world recognized by the IOC.  He currently serves as a Senior Associate Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine - Injury Prevention and Health Protection.  He enjoys cycling, cross country skiing, and just about any outdoor activity; preferably with family and friends.

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DR. DARRELL YIP 

Sport medicine physician

BScPT, MD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med​

Dr. Darrell Yip is a sport medicine physician practicing in Calgary, Alberta.  He earned his first degree in physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia and has worked as part of a multidisciplinary team caring for acute stroke and rehabilitation patients.  In addition to his work in the hospital, Dr Yip worked as a physiotherapist in an outpatient setting providing care for patients with musculoskeletal injuries.  He was also involved in providing home care physiotherapy for patients with mobility impairments.

Dr. Yip completed Medical School at the University of British Columbia with a residency in Family Medicine through the University of Calgary. He has obtained the CASEM Diploma in Exercise and Sport Medicine. As a sport medicine physician, he has worked with a variety of organizations and sports including: Canada Men’s National Rugby Union Team, Canada Men’s National Para Hockey Team, Calgary Hitmen, Calgary Roughnecks, and Calgary Combative Sports Commission (mixed martial arts, boxing, and kickboxing).

Dr. Yip has been involved with sport since a young age and was a member of the Canadian Men’s Junior National Field Hockey Team and University of British Columbia Men’s Varsity Field Hockey Team.  He is a NCCP certified level 3 coach and has worked with athletes at the local, provincial, and national levels.

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DR. CHRIS LIPP

EMERGENCY / SPORT MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

MD, FRCPC, Dip Sport Med (CASEM & IOC), FAWM

In addition to Innovative, Chris works in the Emergency Departments in Calgary and volunteers at sporting events or ski hills around Calgary. He was born and raised in Calgary, where he completed a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and Medical School (2013). He completed his FRCP Emergency Medicine and Fellowship in Sports Medicine in Victoria BC. He has completed the CASEM Diploma in Sports Medicine as well as the International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sports Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Wilderness Medical Society (FAWM). He is the Regional Rockies Lead with Climbing Escalade Canada.

His areas of focus are in paediatric sports medicine, wilderness/austere/remote medicine, MSK ultrasound, adventure racing and medical education. He is a native Calgarian and avidly loves trail running, ski touring, and any mountain adventure - preferably off marked trails.

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DR. Puja Chopra

Emergency Medicine PHYSICIAN

BSc, MD, FRCPC, DIP Sport Med

 

Dr. Chopra is a Calgary based Emergency Physician. She completed her medical training at the University of Calgary Medical school and then completed her Post-Graduate Medical Residency in Emergency Medicine in Calgary as well. Dr. Chopra enjoys teaching medical students and residents in her role as clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary. Her credentials include; Fellowship in Emergency Medicine, Diploma of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science Double Honors. 

 

Dr. Chopra has a special interest in acute sports injuries, musculoskeletal assessment, and team sports. Native to Calgary, Dr. Chopra enjoys running, hiking and exploring the city on her bike.

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family PHYSICIAN

BSc psychology, bsc biological sciences, md

 

Dr. Moore is a family physician in Calgary. He is a proud born and raised Calgarian who completed degrees in Biological Sciences, and Psychology at the University of Calgary. He also worked as an EMT in Calgary for over a decade before moving to Edmonton to complete his MD at the University of Alberta. After completing his family medicine residency in Calgary, he has been working in a general practice with a focus in musculoskeletal and mental health. He enjoys working with patients through all aspects of their injuries from the acute phase, to the mental and physical components of rehabilitation, and through to the return to sport.

Dr. Moore is currently the Lead Physician for the SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) Trojans and the Team Physician for the Calgary Surge of the Canadian Elite Basketball League.

 

His interests outside of medicine include playing all team sports, arguing about the best athletes of all time, exploring the mountains with his family, fitness, and playing music.

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DR. Miles Hunter

EMERGENCY and sport medicine physician

MD, FRCPC, DIP SPORT Med


Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. Miles Hunter is an Emergency Medicine physician, with a diploma in Sport Medicine. He obtained his education at the University of Calgary, studying biomechanics in the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Kinesiology. He then completed his medical school and residency training in Emergency Medicine, gaining him his Royal College FRCPC designation, with an area of focused training in Sport Medicine

Dr. Hunter's clinical interests include acute sport injuries, evidence-based injury rehabilitation strategies and connecting patients with their optimal care team

 

Dr. Hunter is currently the Lead Emergency Physician for the Calgary Wranglers of the American Hockey League. 

When not working at Innovative or in the busy Emergency Department at either Foothills Medical Centre or Rockyview General Hospital, Dr. Hunter enjoys playing competitive hockey and baseball in local men's leagues. While accepting that he is on a constant performance decline, he also enjoys skiing, mountain biking or finding a sunny Calgary patio to spend time with his wife and friends

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Dr. Veronique Huot
Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician
B.Kin, MD, C.M., CCFP (SEM), Dip Sport Med


Dr. Veronique Huot is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician practicing in Calgary. Born and raised in Quebec City, she moved to Calgary in 2010 to pursue her Olympic dream in long track speed skating. While training at the Calgary Olympic Oval, she completed a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 2014. Once retired from her skating career, she completed one year of Physiotherapy training at Laval University, Qc, before starting medical school. She graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine and Master in Surgery (MDCM) from McGill University in 2019. She then completed her Family Medicine residency in Calgary, followed by a Sport and Exercise Medicine fellowship. She is certified as a Sport and Exercise Medicine specialist by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Dr. Huot can provide services in English and in French. She is an avid cyclist, mountain biker and hiker in the summer, and she enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter. She is also part of a Latin Dance team and has performed at multiple events around the city of Calgary, including the Calgary International Salsa Congress.

As a former coach and personal trainer, she has a passion for helping her patients live an active lifestyle. She looks forward to help you with any musculoskeletal issue.

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Dr. Meaghan Mackenzie

EMERGENCY AND SPORT MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

MD, FRCPC, DIP SPORT MED

 

Dr. Meaghan Mackenzie is an Emergency and Sport Medicine Physician in Calgary. She completed medical school at the University of Calgary, and then completed her 5-year residency in Emergency Medicine. As part of her residency, Dr. Mackenzie completed a year of specialized training in Sport and Exercise Medicine. She is certified with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) for her Emergency training, and with the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) with her Diploma is Sport Medicine. 

 

Dr. Mackenzie's interests include acute sport injuries, pediatric sport medicine and evidence-based injury rehabilitation strategies. Her interests outside of work include team sports, skiing and mountain biking, and travelling with her husband and friends. 

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JOSH GUENTHER

CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPIST, STRENGTH & 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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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. 

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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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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.

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David Bertrand
Certified Athletic Therapist
BSc.HK, CAT(C)

David is a Certified Athletic Therapist who graduated from Mount Royal University in 2021 with a Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Athletic Therapy. In 2018, he finished his undergraduate degree at The University of Ottawa, completing a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics.

During his time in Ottawa, David had the opportunity to work with the men’s varsity hockey team. Since his time at Mount Royal, David has worked with a variety of programs including, Volleyball Alberta, The University of Calgary, Calgary Rugby Union, and Calgary Minor Hockey. In addition to his time in the clinic at Innovative, David is the Medical Team Lead of The Calg
ary Surge.

David has a passion for working with active individuals that are motivated to get back to what they love doing. It’s his aim as an Athletic Therapist to help others achieve their health goals, while educating them about the anatomy behind their injury. When he is not working in the clinic or field, you can find him outdoors with his friends and family, climbing, camping, and hiking.



 

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ADAM WASYLYSHYN

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING SPECIALIST

BSc, MKin, CSEP-CEP, CSCS, All-Canadian (track and field)

After moving from North Vancouver to Calgary in 2007, Adam studied at the University of Calgary’s Human Performance Lab, obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees in exercise physiology. Highlights of his time at the U of C included being named an All-Canadian while competing for the Dinos track and field team and interning with the Calgary Flames as a strength and conditioning coach. Following graduation, Adam worked as an Applied Sport Scientist in Vancouver, where he designed and implemented training programs for hockey, soccer, bobsleigh, road cycling, masters track and field and Red Bull athletes.  Adam began working with tactical athletes from the Burnaby and Coquitlam Fire Departments in 2017, and returned to Calgary to complete a year working in the Wellness Clinic of the Calgary Fire Department.

Adam joins us with an enthusiasm for building strength in endurance athletes, and helping answer the question “how much should I be training?”. With a strong background in the science of strength and conditioning coaching, Adam is excited to expand the scope of care offered at Innovative and is looking forward to helping you reach your wellness and fitness goals. When not in the clinic, you can find Adam on the ski hill or in the kitchen trying to perfect his pad thai recipe (the secret is in the tamarind sauce).

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Erica Nodden

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

BScNutr (H), RD 

Erica relocated to Calgary shortly after completing her BSc in Nutrition at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. She quickly fell in love with the mountains and now spends her free time hiking, backpacking, or planning her next adventure.

 

As an athlete, coach, and lover of food, it made complete sense for Erica to pursue a career working with nutrition in sports. Learning from her own experience as an athlete, Erica has dedicated her practice to helping people fuel their bodies and take the guesswork out of their nutrition plans.

 

She offers comprehensive appointments and plans strategically tailored to your specific needs, barriers, and goals. Working with Erica means you will not only get expert advice, but you will also gain invaluable nutrition knowledge and skills that you can use throughout your life.

 

Although Erica has a specialization in sports and active lifestyle nutrition, she works with a wide range of individuals to help them reach their nutrition goals. From injury prevention and recovery to general diet analysis, Erica would love to meet with you and discuss your nutrition goals.

SHARI MACDONALD 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST 

BSCpt, MSc, (Gunn) IMS​

Shari is a Registered Physical Therapist with over 23 years of clinical experience.  She has completed post-graduate certifications in sport, acupuncture, IMS and manual therapy. In 2013, she completed a MSc in Biomechanics with a focus on running injuries. Shari enjoys educating people about injury prevention.

 

Her clinical practice focuses on addressing poor biomechanical movement patterns, imbalances in strength and flexibility and improving core stability to keep an active population doing what they love. Shari is currently a board member of Run Calgary (Calgary Marathon Society.)

LORI FITZPATRICK 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST 

BPE, BHScPT, FCAMPT, CGIMS​

With over 24 years of clinical experience, Lori provides evidence-based and innovative physiotherapy services. She has worked with people of all ages with various musculoskeletal/orthopaedic injuries.

 

Lori graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE) degree from the University of Calgary in 1991. She was also a member of the varsity women’s soccer team and received the Gauntlet Sports Extra Effort Award and was named one of the Top Ten Academic Athletes at that time. She obtained her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Physiotherapy (BHScPT) from McMaster University in 1996. Upon completion of her degree, she went on to take numerous postgraduate courses. In 2000, she completed her Intermediate Manual Therapy exam (Part A) and obtained her Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) certification. She had the pleasure of taking the course by the founder himself, Dr Chan Gunn. She achieved the highest level of Manual Therapy certification, becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT) in 2002. In 2016, Lori completed the Diagnostic Imaging course for physiotherapists from the University of Alberta.

Lori uses a combination of manual therapy, IMS, exercise prescription and education to help her clients achieve their goals and to live their best life possible. She enjoys the challenge that each new case presents and offers specialized physiotherapy solutions to meet her clients' individual and unique needs. In her free time, Lori enjoys spending time with her family, participating as a coach in their athletic pursuits and has been known to call the off-leash park her happy place.

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Keith Wilson 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST 

BSc Kin, Msc PT, Cert. SportPT

Keith is a passionate movement specialist focused on helping his clients achieve long-term success with their rehabilitation and has extensive experience treating sports-related injuries.  He believes in assessing the way his clients move to address the root cause of the problem, ultimately helping his clients prevent re-injury instead of treating surface-level symptoms. Keith's clients will usually leave his treatments having learned to walk, run, bend, squat, sit and move in different ways then they are used to. 

Keith hails from Nova Scotia where his interest in the human body and athletics began. He was introduced to the physiotherapy profession after suffering numerous sports injuries while playing competitive hockey, soccer and rugby. His passion still lies in sport, where he helps develop preventative injury programs and volunteers his time for onside coverage for local hockey and soccer organizations.

Whenever he has the chance, he still straps on the blades as much as possible to play in local gentlemen's hockey leagues. He also enjoys snowboarding, cycling, mountain biking, running, hiking, camping and playing squash.

Keith is a level 2 shift concussion provider, he is also certified in functional dry needling, spinal and peripheral joint manipulation, medical acupuncture, and is able to order diagnostic imaging. With his passion for sports, Keith has also  completed his Sports Physiotherapist Certification. He also attends advanced courses annually on movement impairments and rehabilitation to help you move better.

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Sam Whiting
Physiotherapist
- BSC KIN, MSC PT

Sam is a Registered Physical Therapist from the University of Saskatchewan. Coming from a sporting background, Sam has had a passion for all things physically active since he can remember. An alumni of the Uof S Men's soccer team, Sam has a passion for working with soccer and sport related injuries. Sam’s goal with his patients is to bridge the gap between injury rehab and performance training. You can expect that if you book in with Sam, you will be provided with the knowledge you need to get back to whatever activity you enjoy participating in. Restoring range of motion, increasing strength/endurance, and improving movement patterns are cornerstones of Sam’s professional practice.

VICTORIA COLBERT
Physiotherapist
- BSc HK, BSc HNU, MSc PT

Victoria is originally from Nova Scotia where her passion for sports and movement stems from growing up dancing, playing soccer, volleyball, track & field, and rugby. Victoria graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a double major in Human Kinetics and Human Nutrition. During her time at St.FX she was the Student Athletic Therapist for the X-Men Football team. Upon completion, she moved to Alberta where she began working as a Kinesiologist. After seeing the positive impact that physiotherapists had in their clients' lives, she was inspired to start her career as a physiotherapist. She then moved to Glasgow, Scotland, where she graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy.

Victoria is passionate about getting to the root cause of her client’s pain and getting them back doing what they love to do. She integrates a mix of education, hands-on manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise to achieve effective and long-lasting results. Victoria strives to empower her clients to take their health and physical well being into their own hands to prevent re-injury.

Outside of work, Victoria enjoys spending time with friends & family, mountain biking, skiing, running, hiking, and camping.

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CARLA REIMER​​

Certified Orthotist

bsc, CO(c) FCBC

Carla earned her undergraduate degree in Physical Activity and Sports Studies from the University of Winnipeg. As a student in the Athletic Therapy Program, she was encouraged to pursue a path in prosthetics and orthotics.  She is a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Prosthetics and Orthotics Program.  Carla completed her orthotic residency in Calgary in 2006. 

As a certified Orthotist, Carla is the practitioner responsible for all aspects of orthotic patient care, she collaborates with rehabilitation team members to provide comprehensive orthotic treatment.

Carla enjoys outdoor activities and spending time in the mountains.

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DR. CORRADO CULTRERA

CHIROPRACTOR

BSc, DC, ART®

Dr Corrado Cultrera completed a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Calgary.  He graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1999 with a special focus on Sports Performance and Injury Prevention in the youth athlete. 

 

Dr Cultrera has received advanced training in soft tissue injury management and is fully credentialed in Active Release Techniques®, Graston Technique®, FAKTR-PM®, Kinesiotaping and Custom Foot Orthotics. 

 

Dr Cultrera focuses on Athlete Optimization and Youth Injury Prevention. He has worked with AVP Professional and Collegiate volleyball players, the Toronto Argonauts, BC Lions, and has been part of the ART® treatment team at the Ironman Canada triathlon. Dr Cultrera is an active member of the triathlon community and Vice president of the Kronos Youth High-Performance Triathlon club.

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BARB PILAT

MASSAGE THERAPIST

RMT

Barb has been a registered massage therapist since 1997, when she graduated with an Honours Diploma from Kikkawa College.  Barb believes a thorough assessment is an important step to providing individualized and effective treatment.  Her skillful hands deliver a deep soft tissue massage enhanced with such techniques as myofascial and trigger point releases, joint mobilization, PNF stretching, neuromuscular therapy, manual lymph drainage and craniosacral therapy.

 

Over the years she has experience working and successfully treating clients who have recovered from surgery, sport injuries, chronic pain, frozen shoulder, spinal injuries, motor vehicle accidents, TMJ, headaches and many other conditions.

Barb continually works towards expanding her knowledge in order to provide her clients with the greatest level of care possible.  She believes massage therapy plays a key role in dealing with many of life’s stressors and is essential for long-term health and wellness.

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AARON ASHE
MASSAGE THERAPIST
RMT

Aaron Ashe is a massage therapist, educator, life-long student, athlete, husband and father. He has been working with athletes, of all levels, since 1999 and has extensive experience treating individuals for sport-specific injuries. Aaron was part of the integrated sportsmedicine team (IST) for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer for 8 years andis currently working as part of the IST for Rowing Canada Aviron – providing recovery and regeneration massage.

Aaron is passionate about providing treatment focused on management and prevention of injuries in his clients, as well as helping them return to play from injury by using manual therapy and education to empower clients to become proactive in their own wellness. Aaron’s treatment approach integrates various techniques such as myofascial release, joint mobilizations, active manual treatments, and providing guidance as to where to appropriately strengthen and/or increase flexibility. He believes strongly in a collaborative approach to treatment - integrating other practitioners and doctors to provide the most effective and efficient care.

As a long-term athlete himself, Aaron continues to enjoy mountain biking, running, hiking, and skiing. New to the Calgary area, he hopes to keep active and explore the surrounding area, with his family.

BENITA BAKER
MASSAGE THERAPIST
RMT

Benita has been practicing massage therapy for 10+ years. Her primary focus is on rehab and recovery for her clients. She has been part of the instructional team at MRU since 2014. She has been the Team Massage Therapist for Cavalry FC since 2019. She enjoys various activities including golfing, cycling, participating in the Kidney March, and hanging out with her mini human!

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TANYA ATTON

CLINIC MANAGER​​

Tanya was born in Saskatchewan and moved here in 1999. In 2000 she completed her MOA/Office Assistant course.

 

Tanya has 11 years of experience working in Sport Medicine along the side of Sport Med Physicians, Orthopedic Surgeons and Physiotherapists. In her free time, Tanya enjoys staying active and spending time with her two kids and husband.

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AMANDA MCCULLOUGH

PATIENT EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR 

Amanda was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. After graduating Amanda has gained valuable experience with over 8 years of working in customer service-based fields from the service industry to being a receptionist for beauty salons, Amanda is new to the field with only 4 years of experience working in a multidisciplinary and Sports Medicine Clinic, Amanda has found passion in health and wellness and is excited to work with Innovative Sports Medicine with hopes to pursue a career in the field.


Outside of work, you can find Amanda spending time in the sun barbecuing with her friends, boyfriend and her family or at home baking and cooking everything she can. She also enjoys going to the gym, staying active and hopes to travel and experience the world.

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KATHY BAUER

PATIENT EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR

Kathy has spent the majority of her career in office administration. Born and raised in Calgary, she graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education (Kinesiology) with a focus on athletic therapy and sports administration. Some of her early employment included administration at the Olympic Oval and then as an administrative assistant for Ken Read Consulting. While raising a family of 5 children, Kathy continued to work for the family business as office manager. She returned to the Health and Wellness field several years ago, working in dental and chiropractic offices.

 

Kathy enjoys being involved in the Calgary Arts scene and is a volunteer usher for several theatre companies. Other favourite pastimes include staying fit, skiing, hiking and travelling with her family, enjoying a great meal and reading a good book.

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OMOTOLA ABIOLA
PATIENT EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR​​
Tola was born in Nigeria but lived in various countries around the world prior to relocating to Calgary in 2018. She earned a BSc in Microbiology in 2017, then obtained a Medical Office Assistant diploma in 2021. She gained a year of experience in two physiotherapy clinics before joining Innovative in 2022. 

 

Outside of work, Tola is a culinary artist who loves cooking, baking, photography, and spending time with her family. 

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