Leah has a passion for helping others improve their physical fitness and health no matter the starting point. Having made a New Year’s resolution in 2015 to start going to the gym and improve her own physical health, she developed a strong interest in rehabilitation and self-care and now aims to share that with all her clients.
Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, Leah relocated to central Alberta in 2013, where she completed a thesis-based Master of Science in Experimental Surgery followed by a Master of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta. She has also completed her Manual Therapy Level one and has her full body certification in functional dry needling.
After having previously worked in Grande Prairie treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, Leah has returned to Red Deer to be closer to family.
In addition to her passion for rehabilitation & physical fitness, Leah also has a keen interest in strength training, traveling, yoga, hiking, visual arts, piano, vocal training, cuddling with her cats and spending time with her family.
Leah joined the Collegiate team in March 2023.
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Leah has a passion for helping others improve their physical fitness and health no matter the sta...
Dee is excited to share her knowledge with her clients to help in their wellness journey. She currently offers therapeutic, deep tissue, jade stone, and relaxation massage & looks forward to adding to her knowledge as well. Dee’s treatment plans are customized to what each individual client needs to make their journey enjoyable and successful.
Dee moved to Red Deer 5 years ago from Airdrie, AB where she worked as a Medical Laboratory Assistant for 7 years. After moving here, the job force in that field was slim so she made the brave decision to return to school. She enrolled in the Massage Therapy program at Alberta College of Massage Therapy in Red Deer, completing the 2200-hour program with honours and began her career immediately.
In her spare time, you will find Dee with her family. She has one daughter who is attending U of A in the Kinesiology program, has three grown stepdaughters with families of their own & one 13-year-old stepdaughter who enjoys playing fastball. In the summers they enjoy a lot of camping and ball playing. Their winters are spent usually close to home taking in the Red Deer Rebels hockey games. “Go team”.
Dee joined the Collegiate Sports Medicine team in August 2021.
Dee is excited to share her knowledge with her clients to help in their wellness journey. She cur...
Meagyn brings a passion for Central Alberta, sports & helping people. Born & raised in Sylvan Lake, Meagyn is a proud RDC alum completing a Diploma in Kinesiology in 2011 then a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Sociology from U of C. To top it off, Meagyn has also completed a Diploma in Massage Therapy.
She has been actively involved as a trainer with many sports teams, including Peewee to Junior Football and Hockey, Junior Lacrosse, Queens Soccer, annual Cheerleading competitions, & more.
After several years as a Kinesiologist & Massage Therapist with Collegiate at the Red Deer Downtown clinic she jumped at the chance to take on the Operations Manager role when the Red Deer Campus location opened in 2018.
When not at the clinic Meagyn is home with her new addition to their family & still catching as many sporting events as she can.
Meagyn joined Collegiate in January 2014.
Meagyn brings a passion for Central Alberta, sports & helping people. Born & raised in Sy...
Ben believes in providing focused, evidence-based therapy that will empower his clients to achieve their health & performance goals & is humbled every day that he gets to be a part of getting somebody back to doing what they love to do. His background has allowed him to tailor unique rehabilitation programs to his clients regardless of their current fitness level.
Growing up, Ben played just about every sport under the sun and as one of the more injury-prone kids he subsequently found himself spending a lot of time at the physiotherapy clinic. This sparked an early passion for the importance of proper movement mechanics, injury recovery, and the healing power of movement. He has experience working with diverse patient populations, including elite and recreational athletes, pre- and post-surgical patients, geriatrics, and paediatrics.
Ben is one of our homegrown therapists, having completed his Fitness & Health Promotion Diploma at Red Deer College before obtaining his Bachelor of Physical Education with a Major in Sport Performance from the University of Alberta. He then moved to Vancouver to complete his Master of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. Ben spent time working in both private and public practice in the Lower Mainland before returning to Central Alberta.
Ben is a fully qualified McKenzie MDT, Mulligan and IMS practitioner. He has obtained his Orthopaedic Division Level 2 certifications and a Certificate in Spinal Manipulative Therapy. He is also a Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (FRM) Affiliated Clinical Educator with the University of Alberta.
Ben is authorized by Physiotherapy Alberta to order diagnostic imaging, including conventional radiographs (x-rays), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diagnostic ultrasound.
Outside of the clinic Ben can still be found playing various sports like hockey, golf, tennis, beach volleyball and surfing (when he travels back to the West Coast), as well as trying to keep up with his 2 children.
Ben believes in providing focused, evidence-based therapy that will empower his clients to achiev...
As a Physiotherapist with AFLCA Fitness Trainer & Yoga for Athletes Teacher Trainer Certifications, Sam brings an understanding of the significance of a holistic approach to treatment. Recognizing that many clients face a challenge during the transition phase of post-rehabilitation & self-management to active living, Sam’s treatments incorporate therapeutic & fitness skills to improve the optimal performance of his clients.
Sam completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree & as well as a Diploma in Fitness & Health Promotion. He has worked for many years as a personal trainer designing personalized exercise programs, focusing on injury prevention & ergonomic specific training. He also coached athletes from local swim clubs & junior hockey teams while working in Northern Alberta.
Sam’s passion for health & wellness & a fascination with science made him decide to pursue a career in physiotherapy & is what continues to drive him to continue to learn & hone his skills to better help his clients.
When not working, Sam enjoys traveling, listening to educational & motivational podcasts & talking to family & friends. He also enjoys lifting weights & trying out new cooking recipes.
Sam joined Collegiate in January 2021
As a Physiotherapist with AFLCA Fitness Trainer & Yoga for Athletes Teacher Trainer Certifica...
Able to treat most areas, head to toe, Rob has great experience & sees the greatest results treating low back & pelvic issues. Many of Rob’s clients are drawn to him as he makes therapy & treatment enjoyable, fun & educational. He looks forward to helping anyone in their pursuit to getting back to the activities they love.
Rob has been providing clinical care since 2003 & has a wide range of skills to offer over & above helping everyday musculoskeletal pains including Concussion Treatment, Custom Orthotics, Shockwave Therapy & Vestibular Rehab. He also has a speciality soft tissue release certification called Active Release Techniques (ART®).
Rob’s in-field experiences span over 30 years, specializing in hockey but also working football, soccer, rugby, volleyball, basketball, baseball, rodeo & lacrosse. His career has spanned through some amazing organizations including being the head therapist for the WHL Champion Medicine Hat Tigers as well as working in the Alberta Junior Hockey League & the head therapist for the Sylvan Lake Gulls. He also has professional sports experience working with the Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team for 3 years as well as spending time with the Edmonton Eskimos & Edmonton Drillers.
Originally from Leduc, Rob is a Red Deer College alumna & received his Bachelor of Physical Education in Athletic Therapy from the University of Alberta before becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist.
When Rob isn’t at the clinic treating, he spends time with his family at sporting events, camping & discovering new skills with kayaking in Central Alberta.
Rob joined the Collegiate team in 2005.
Able to treat most areas, head to toe, Rob has great experience & sees the greatest results t...
Sony enjoys helping people of all ages, finding it both satisfying and rewarding to be able to make an impact on a person’s overall health.
Born and raised In India, Sony graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Therapy from DR.MGR Medical University. He then immigrated to Canada in 2005 to pursue a career in Physiotherapy. He has taken his Advanced Manual Therapy in both upper and lower limbs to add to his skill set. Sony also has certification in dry needling & kinesiotaping, has completed the McKenzie training program for the treatment of neck and back injuries & is authorized to order diagnostic imaging. Sony is also certified in treating Cervicogenic headaches.
Outside of work Sony enjoys going to the gym, playing sports such as cricket and tennis and also likes hiking, music, camping, cooking, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Sony joined Collegiate in November 2022
Sony enjoys helping people of all ages, finding it both satisfying and rewarding to be able to ma...
Marilee loves being able to help people alleviate pain through holding space for their physical, mental and emotional transformation using a variety of services such as Manual Osteopathy, Massage Therapy and Reiki. She has worked with hundreds of people suffering from pain & helped them go from struggling to get out of bed in the morning to joyfully rising with the sun.
She has an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy & over 12 years of experience in the industry, has 6 years of study and practice as a Certified Reiki Practitioner and Teacher, an Infant Massage Instructor Certificate & a Diploma in Manual Osteopathy. With such a diverse background, experience and education she shares her passion with every client that floats into her space, enjoying helping them to feel better and grow.
When Marilee isn’t learning new skills or helping clients she enjoys being active, spending time with her animals, doing yoga and paddleboarding. She also has a creative side to her and dabbles in painting.
Marilee joined Collegiate in 2014.
Marilee loves being able to help people alleviate pain through holding space for their physical, ...
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Ciara has an interest in vestibular rehab, general orthopedics and has a passion for treating athletes and sports injuries. She has completed the Bernard Tonks Dizziness and Vestibular Rehabilitation Introductory and Advanced course, Concussion Management Level 1 and has her full body certification in functional dry needling.
Originally from Weyburn, known as the heart of southeast Saskatchewan, she relocated to Central Alberta in 2016 to complete her Physiotherapy degree at the University of Alberta. She also attended NE Oklahoma A&M College and Missouri Valley College where she received her Bachelor’s in Science in Exercise Science while she also competed with the varsity women’s volleyball & softball teams.
Growing up, Ciara spent most of her time playing sports and still continues to play recreationally. She was drawn to physiotherapy from a young age due to needing constant rehabilitation throughout her life and believes that it is the key reason she is able to continue competing today.
Life in Red Deer keeps her close to the mountains to explore and be an adventurer.
Ciara joined the Collegiate team in February 2019
Ciara has an interest in vestibular rehab, general orthopedics and has a passion for treating ath...
Laurie sees each person as an individual with specific needs. One size fits all healthcare is no longer adequate. A shift in paradigm is necessary to build healthy communities. She believes the future of health and healing is in remembering that we are a whole body of integrated systems woven together in a beautiful intricate design. To experience deep and profound healing we need to be treated as a whole, not as a conglomeration of parts operating independently of each other. Pain, illness and injury are invitations and opportunities for change and transformation that our souls seek. Laurie’s dream and passion is to be the catalyst and support for that change. Laurie believes healing is not a destination or a goal, it is a journey.
Born and raised in Red Deer, Laurie received an RN diploma from RDC & has been nursing for 36 years, most recently in the cardiac unit. In 1993 she suffered a back injury while pregnant with her second child. That injury sparked an interest in more holistic methods of healing. The spark quickly erupted into a full-blown insatiable exploration into holistic health. From Pranic Healing to holistic nursing she took many courses and read multitudes of books. Life came full circle when introduced to biodynamic craniosacral in 2013. BCST was a perfect balance of science, anatomy, physiology that incorporated the subtleties of energy and spirit. She has continued with advanced training in pain and trauma, Spine and nerve, Moms and babies, & biodynamics of heart and blood.
Laurie joined Collegiate in October 2021
Laurie sees each person as an individual with specific needs. One size fits all healthcare is no...