Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Introducing our staff - Marcia MacVicar

Marcia has been practicing physiotherapy for the last 13 years; the last four with the Elliott Sports Medicine Clinic.  Her interest in working with athletes/active individuals began as a junior competitive badminton player.  This interest continued at the University of Waterloo where she completed her Honours Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sports Medicine, and through playing for the varsity badminton team.  After working for a year as a Kinesiologist and coaching varsity badminton at the University of Waterloo she returned to school to complete her Bachelors of Science – Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto where she graduated with Honours. 
Her on field experience includes working with both badminton and rugby.  Marcia’s continuing education has focused on exercise based therapy, with an emphasis on the body as a whole: correction of abnormal movement patterns/mechanical dysfunctions as well as injury prevention in the athlete and active individuals.  She completed the McMaster University Contemporary Acupuncture Program in 2010.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Introducing our staff - Ashley Halket

Ashley graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honors degree in Kinesiology in 2002. She went on to pursue Athletic Therapy at Sheridan College where she was the recipient of the Hamilton Tiger Cats Scholarship. After beginning a career in private practice, Ashley decided to expand her academic foundation by completing a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. Her thesis focused on patient outcomes following total joint arthroplasty and resulted in two journal publications. Ashley is also a Registered Massage Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Specialist. This has allowed her to work in a variety of sport settings including Varsity and Professional football, Super League rugby, hockey, and the HSBC Triathlon Series.   Last year, she completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University.

In addition to running her clinical practice, Ashley teaches part-time in the BAHSc.(AT) & BAHSc. (ESHP) programs at Sheridan College as well as the Massage Therapy program at Humber College.