“So doc how can I get back to playing?”
“Well Rick you can always just stop.”
That exchange with a surgeon in 2002 forever shaped Rick’s professional journey.
Following the end of his university rugby career, Rick sought to help athletes get back to the game that they love. His professional journey began in 2004, with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Therapy at Concordia University (Go Stingers!), and obtaining his title as a Certified Athletic Therapist. He then added multiple other skill sets, such as RockTape FMT Basic and Advanced, Rockblades, Rockpods, Rockfloss, Mobility Specialist, Specific Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Postural Restoration. In 2016 he successfully defended his thesis and obtained his graduate degree in Manual Osteopathy from the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal (CEO).
Along the way, he has helped athletes of all ages, all sports, all backgrounds, including university athletes, professional soccer and hockey players, National and Olympic athletes, mixed martial arts fighters, and of course weekend warriors.
FCAMPT, MCISC(MANIP), MSc. PT, MSc, BPHE, BSc, MCPA Physiotherapist, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist.
Liz completed a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Health and Physical Education at Queen’s University. She continued her education at the University of Toronto where she completed a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2005. Following, she earned a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2007. After working in private practice orthopaedics she returned to advance her Physical Therapy training by completing a Masters in Clinical Science Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2010. She also has completed contemporary medical acupuncture training through the McMaster University Acupuncture Program. She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and member of the Orthopaedic Division and Women’s Health Division. She is also a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT).
Iain joined our RockTape team in 2019. He holds a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy, a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, and is a former CSEP Certified Personal Trainer. He currently works with a budding multi-disciplinary team of trainers and therapists out of Norak Crossfit in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, where he enjoys working with local athletes of all levels, people of all walks of life, and prefers people see him as more of a coach than a therapist. His methods focus heavily on assessment, education, movement and exercise. He believes that everyone is an athlete in their own right.
Julia Mitchell, PT
BA HKIN (Hons), MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist
Julia Mitchell is an experienced and dedicated physiotherapist with 15 years of working in private practice in Nova Scotia. Holding a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics (Honours) from St. Francis Xavier University, Julia is committed to helping individuals of all ages and genders achieve their movement and fitness goals. She currently works in private practice at a multidisciplinary clinic in Dartmouth (The Pelvic Health Clinic), and loves her role as the clinic orthopedic physiotherapist.
Justin studied Biological Sciences at University of Calgary and Health Sciences at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia prior to receiving a Doctorate in Chiropractic (D.C.) Graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic California West campus, he received the Palmer West Clinical Excellence and Virgil V. Strang Chiropractic Philosophy awards.
Brad Norris is a kinesiologist / exercise physiologist and strength coach. He earned a Master’s Degree with a specialist in exercise science and biomechanics from East Tennessee State University. He is also a former member of the Canadian National Bobsleigh Team and Canadian Track and Field program.
As a Chiropractor, Priscilla has always been attracted to sports and the biomechanics of these disciplines. While a student, she joined the sports therapist teams at the university and college volleyball area.With over 10 years of experience in swimming, she has expanded her practice in triathlon, cycling, running, crossfit and weightlifting. She completed in 2017 a postdoctoral certificate in sports chiropractic at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières.