About Me
Welcome to Infants to Athletes Massage Therapy, a clinical based Massage Therapy Practice. My goal is to work with you to help alleviate the musculoskeletal disorders associated with everyday stress, physical manifestation of mental distress, muscular overuse and many persistant pain syndromes caused from injury in sport, motor vehicle accidents, and daily activity.​​

Through thorough assessment, patient education, using various treatment techniques and rehabilitative exercise programming, we will develop a treatment plan that works for you to facilitate a complete recovery from your injury concern(s).

​I am a graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy's 3000hr program. The school is in New Westminster, BC and is an accredited educational institution. Upon graduation (2006) I passed my Board Exam and was granted the title of Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). I have maintained my active RMT status with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia since moving to Alberta in 2013. Why does this matter to you?   

A Registered Massage Therapist has:

  • Completed competency-based education at an educational institution recognized by the provincial government. Only 4 provinces in Canada have recognized and accredited Massage Therapy teaching institutions. Alberta is not one of them.
  • Successfully completed examinations from and have been "registered" by the College governing massage therapy in that province in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act. The Government of Alberta does not regulate Massage Therapy nor do we have a College to govern Massage Therapy. We have three Membership Associations that provide guidelines for the profession to follow. These include the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA), the Remedial Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (RMTA), and the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC).
  • Maintained their registration by participating in continuing education and Quality Assurance Program that assists them in the maintenance of high professional standards and quality care of their patients. Quality Assurance Programs are provided by the College governing Massage Therapy in a province. The quality of continuing education in Alberta is in the hands of the Associations and can therefore vary in both quality and substance.

In short, Massage Therapy is not a regulated profession in Alberta. It is important to know the difference in training between regulated and non-regulated provinces so that you can make the right decision. Education for RMTs from regulated provinces (BC, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland & Labrador) is more clinically based than spa based. Therapists from these provinces will have a more well rounded understanding of the human body from a rehabilitative view. This is not to say that Spa Therapy is not beneficial, however, knowing your therapist and their training background will help you make the best decision for your treatment goals.

​​Education

West Coast College of Massage Therapy Diploma of Massage Therapy 3000hr                2006
University of the Fraser Valley Fitness and Exercise Management Diploma                         1999

Post Graduate Courses

2006-2010

2011-2014

Muscle Balance and Development System Level 1 (Geoff Gluckman, MSc.)
Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy - End Range Loading (Dr. David De Camillis, D.C., FCCRS)
Osteopathic Technics for the Pelvis and Low Back (Anne Sleeper)
Lower Quadrant Rehabilitation (Anne Hartley Agency)

Twist Conditioning Bronze Coach (Twist Conditioning)
Soft Tissue Release (Jim Bilotta)
Respect in Sport Certification (Hockey Canada)
CranioSacral Therapy Level 1 (Upledger Institute)
CranioSacral Therapy Level 2 (Upledger Institute)
CranioSacral Therapy Level 3 - SomatoEmotional Release (Upledger Institute)
CranioSacral Therapy Applications for Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth (Upledger Institute)
Ligamentous Articular Strain Techniques (L.A.S.T.) for the Foot (Rob Libbey, RMT)
Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique (L.A.S.T) for Lower Body and Extremities (Rob Libby, RMT)

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Ligamentous Articular Strain (L.A.S.T) for the Shoulder (Rob Libbey, RMT)
Advanced Orthopedic Massage Therapy Certification (Seminars for Health)
KinesioTaping Level 1
KinesioTaping Level 2 Advanced
Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique (L.A.S.T) for the Knee (Rob Libbey, RMT)
Integrated Manual Therapy/Orthopedic Massage to Eliminate Multiple Nerve Crush Phenomenon (James Waslowski)

2015-2017

2018-2020


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