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.
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 Team Physician for the Calgary Roughnecks (2014 - present), former Team Physician for the Calgary Stampeders (2015 - 2017), Team Physician for the Calgary Hitmen (2015 - present), and Team Physician for Cavalry FC (2021 - present). 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.
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.
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.
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.
DR. CHRIS LIPP
EMERGENCY / SPORT MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
MD, FRCPC, Dip Sport Med (CASEM & IOC)
In addition to Innovative, Dr. Lipp works in the Emergency Departments in Calgary (FMC/SHC) 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.
His interests are in paediatric sports medicine, wilderness/austere medicine, ultrasound and medical education. He is a native Calgarian and avidly loves trail running, nearly every sport, and any mountain adventure - preferably off any marked trail.
DR. Puja Chopra
Emergency / SPORT MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
BSc, FRCPC, DIP Sport Med
Dr. Chopra is a Calgary based Emergency Physician who also specializes in Sports Medicine. She completed her medical training at the University of Calgary Medical school and then completed her Post-Graduate Medical Residency in Emergency Medicine and Sports 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.
DR. Cale moore
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.
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.
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.
CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPISt
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.
CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPIST
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.
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).
Strength & conditioning specialist
During my Kinesiology degree at the U of S, I was heavily involved in triathlons and competed in 3 Triathlon World Events as part of Team Canada (Age Group), in addition to training with the varsity Track and Cross Country teams.
After I graduated, I moved to Spain to undertake a 1 year Masters of High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning. Here, I joined a local triathlon and swim team and was selected to travel across Spain to race for team Murica.
Upon returning to Canada, I took on a 200 hr unpaid internship in strength and conditioning at an athlete performance center before transitioning to a role as an exercise physiologist performing VO2 max testing, resting metabolic/ fat testing and strength training for primarily endurance runners and cyclists
As a trainer, my focus is on creating specific strength and mobility programs for runners that address the commonly missed weakness and imbalances that often lead to injury.
Melissa grew up in Montreal and completed a degree in Hotel Management. She used this degree to work and travel the world. This is how she discovered her passion for food, nutrition and cooking. Melissa obtained her Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition to become a Registered Dietitian. She is dedicated to helping people, which has always shown through her continuous community involvement, both locally and globally.
It is very important to her that people have the education and tools required to live a healthier lifestyle. She is a proud nutrition advocate and a strong believer in preventing and treating medical conditions with healthy living education and specifically tailored diets. Melissa believes that real health starts with real food, and not only should it be easy, it should be tasty and fun too!
LONG KIM (KEN) NGUYEN
BKin, MScPT, CSEP-CEP
Ken graduated from the University of Alberta physiotherapy program in 2016 and has been fine-tuning his practice in the orthopedic setting since. He is trained in biomedical dry needling and spinal manipulative therapy but finds these passive treatments alone rarely will get a client back to their occupational or recreational sport successfully. That is why he will always incorporate easy active exercises and drills to help drive recovery and performance forward.
He has a special interest in treating knee injuries, especially those who have undergone ACL repair surgery.
When not in the clinic, you can find Ken staying active by running away from mosquitoes, blackflies and bears during his backcountry camping adventures, the occasional half marathon or road race, and weight training. He is fond of all things Subarus but is currently taking an interest in the German car scene.
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.)
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.
BKin, MSc, MSc PT
Talia graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2016. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology as well as a Masters of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary where she specialized in the clinical gait analysis of injured runners.
Since starting her practice, she has completed Level 1 Kinetacore Dry Needling and Level 1 Manual Therapy through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division. In her spare time, Talia enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her family.
BSc Kin, Msc PT
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. He also attends advanced courses annually on movement impairments and rehabilitation to help you move better.
Connor has a passion for challenges and will never back down from a unique case. With accreditation in both orthotics and prosthetics, he combines a wealth of knowledge that provides the best care to his patients. He credits 100 percent of his success to his patients.
He began his training in London Ontario, in a busy private practice which focused on pediatric orthoses. It was here that he attained his Boston Brace certification for idiopathic scoliosis while being involved in the scoliosis, pediatric neurology and orthopedics clinics.
His career took him to Edmonton where he focused on sports orthoses and complex feet. He completed his training with a prosthetic residency in Calgary. He is currently a member of the Limb Preservation Clinic at the Peter Lougheed Hospital dealing with high-risk feet.
Connor has volunteered with Broken Earth and has the privilege of providing prosthetic and orthotic services in Haiti. He believes the integration of technology strengthens the clinical environment maximizing patient success.
When he isn't helping his patients he participates in competitive water polo, which he has coached and played for many years. In the winter, you'll find him on the ski hill with his family, either skiing or snowboarding. He would surf everyday if only the ocean was near.
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.
DR. CORRADO CULTRERA
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.
DR. Erin Zelinski
BSC Psych, MC CPSY, MSC Behav. Neurosci., PhD Cogn. neurosci.
Erin Zelinski is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists specializing in Sport and Performance Psychology.
Erin spent most of her youth in Saskatchewan as a speed swimmer, but her love of mountain sports drew her to Alberta for her postsecondary training. This training includes a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience (2016), a Master of Science in Behavioural Neuroscience (2011), a Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology (2020), and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2007). During her education, Erin studied how our brains use information to construct our experiences and how these processes can go awry. Erin has published this research in numerous scientific journals and presented her research at dozens of international conferences.
Erin is committed to evidence-based practices to help her clients achieve their goals. She achieves this by blending various therapeutic approaches with her training in Neurobiology.
When she isn’t at the clinic, Erin can usually be found on an outdoor adventure with her family and friends.
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.
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.
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.
PATIENT EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR
Ashleigh was born and raised in Alberta. She completed her Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Calgary and is currently working on her Bachelors of Education from Ambrose University.
Experience in caring-giving, customer service and a physiotherapy clinic caused Ashleigh to develop a passion to serve people. In her free time, she goes to the mountains where she hikes and rock climbs with her friends. She also enjoys spending time with her family, being active and exploring new places around the city.
administrative operations coordinator
Sonja was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Growing up, Sonja was a competitive ski racer and played volleyball and field hockey. In 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a specialization in Kinesiology from Queen’s University. At Queen’s, Sonja was involved with the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare, the Queen’s Biomedical Innovation Team, and the Queen’s Ladies in Fitness Training clubs. Playing on sports teams, serving on executive committees, and working with individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, Sonja gained an appreciation for and desire to continuously learn about human mobility, accessibility, and injury treatment and prevention. Sonja is excited to be a part of the Innovative Sport Medicine team and surround herself with professionals devoted to health and wellness.
Sonja has completed her Avalanche Safety Training levels 1 and 2 and enjoys spending her winters exploring the backcountry and Fernie Alpine Resort. In the summer, Sonja loves mountain and road biking, and wake surfing. In her free time, Sonja also enjoys volunteering in the FMC Emergency department.
Born and raised in Italy, where he also earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology graduating on the Dean's list in Sicily, Rocco's Canadian journey started almost 4 years ago. He obtained his 2200-hour Massage Therapy diploma here in Calgary. Rocco uses a variety of therapeutic techniques such as deep tissue, myofascial cupping, trigger point release and PNF, to treat soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions, and for overall maintenance and performance.
Rocco loves learning about the functional movements of the human body. His involvement in playing and coaching sports has helped him to better understand the connection between inefficient movement patterns and their negative impact on the body.
Rocco is confident that his patients will appreciate the attentive and professional care that he provides, in collaboration with the Innovative Sport Medicine Team. When he is not helping people to stay healthy, you can find him on the basketball court or in the weight room, biking and travelling all around the world, or simply cooking a delicious Italian meal for his friends.
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.
BSC Kin, RMT, CSEP-CPT
Tim graduated from the University of Calgary in 2010 with his BSc in Mind Sciences in Kinesiology. During that time, he also pursued certification as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP). He has been working as a personal trainer since. Tim has been intrigued by massage therapy since he was in junior high. The opportunity to return to his interest in massage therapy in his adult years has been quite a blessing for him.
In 2016, Tim completed his 3000-hour massage therapy diploma in order to complement the work he was doing as a personal trainer. He believes that physical health is so dynamic that it requires multiple views and disciplines in order to bring about the best results for his clients.
He loves the concept of being part of a collaborative health team such as Innovative Sports Medicine, where all the facets of health can be approached and addressed in so many ways. Though having no formal training in dance, he enjoys dancing in his spare time and believes that dancing is a simple cure to feeling young. Tim also enjoys singing, hiking, indoor climbing, and photography.
Dave Proctor is entering his 21st year of practicing massage therapy after graduating from Mount Royal College in 2000. He brings a wealth of experience to his treatments. This contributes to successful outcomes for patients suffering from postural and repetitive strain injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and all varieties of soft tissue strain issues. His passion is working with athletes of all levels, especially runners.
Dave lives in Okotoks with his three wonderful children.
In his spare time, Dave likes to run ultra-marathons and is the Canadian record holder for the 24,48 and 72 hour continuous run events. He also held the World Record for the furthest distance ran on a treadmill in 24 hours (260.4kms).