Health Blog Category: The Running Physio Team
Alexander Vintayen earned his diploma in Massage Therapy from Bryan’s College for Applied Health and Business Sciences. He specializes in a wide variety of massage techniques, including soft/deep tissue, ART, lymphatic drainage, and myofascial trigger point release.
His mission is to educate people about the importance of their mental and physical health. He believes that maintaining a healthy body contributes to strong and clear minds.
When he is not in the clinic, Alexander enjoys spending time with friends and family.Read full blog
Kelly specializes in treating ankle injuries, as well as knees, shoulders and low back problems. She grew up competing as a highly competitive synchronized swimmer and after over 20 years in the sport she is still competing today. Kelly faced many injuries while training that lead to multiple setbacks. Through working with dedicated physiotherapists, she was able to heal and continue competing. Synchro then led Kelly to compete collegiately in the USA while completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Lindenwood University.Read full blog
An ex-varsity hockey player, Erin graduated from Queen’s University with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. One of Erin’s greatest strengths is getting to know her clients personally and developing individualized treatment plans that focus on enabling her clients to get back to what they love. She is continually taking courses to advance her skills specifically in manual therapy and specializes in treating ankles, knees and hips.
As Varsity Hockey Team captain in her last year at York University, Erin helped lead her team to the USPORTS National Championships for the first time in the program’s history.Read full blog
Our clinic’s go-to therapist for tricky injuries, Daniel is a gifted physiotherapist with an aptitude for problem-solving. He is excellent at treating nerve-related issues, as well as hip, knee, and shoulder issues. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the Queens University, Daniel is also one of our clinic Run Coaches.
Growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Daniel participated in a variety of sports, but specifically played hockey in a competitive setting.Read full blog
Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo before completing his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. He is our clinic’s running analysis guru and also enjoys treating low back and knee issues. He is also one of our clinic Run Coaches.
After completing his degree, he spent 3 years living and practicing in Calgary, Alberta. It was there where Kevin’s love for running began.Read full blog
Kelly graduated with her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2009. She is exemplary at treating feet/ankles, knees, shoulders, and with over 14 years experience is an expert at managing difficult or complex cases. She employs a hands-on, manual therapy approach to her sessions, using acupuncture and exercise prescription to round out a client’s treatment. Her love for powerlifting and functional fitness has given her specialized knowledge in incorporating body weight, barbell, and dumbbell movements into rehab.Read full blog
As a massage therapist, Katrina utilizes her interest of anatomy and movement to help people feel better. Her lifelong love of dance comes through in her rhythmic and fluid treatment style to calm the body and mind. Katrina has a keen interest in treatments geared at alleviating pain and discomfort related to scoliosis. She also offers standard soft tissue massage, pregnancy massage and pediatric massage at the clinic.
As a teenager Katrina underwent spinal surgery.Read full blog
Having successfully lost 50 lbs herself, Mallory has a passion to teach and lead others towards realistic, sustainable lifestyle changes. A previous NCAA Division I athlete with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness, Mallory received her designation at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Mallory provides an individually tailored, non-diet approach to whole-body wellness where she offers a variety of programs centered around real-time education, teamwork, and accountability. Mallory’s nutrition services are available remotely and have no client location boundaries.Read full blog
Nico has a background in social service work and is a certified Personal Support Worker. She has been a part of the TRP team since April 2019. Before TRP, Nico spent 10 years working in the hospitality industry and for the past 5 years ran a high energy, popular Parkdale restaurant called Grand Electric. Nico plays softball, squash and basketball and completed her first half marathon this past fall in 1:41:51! Nico enjoys travelling and has explored many places like Japan, Mexico and France to name a few.Read full blog
Vicky has been treating professional and everyday athletes as a Registered Massage Therapist at The Running Physio for over four years. Vicky is an avid runner, cyclist, and swimmer. In the past, she has suffered from numerous lower leg bone injuries while training and running four marathons in four different countries. Because of this, Vicky is well aware of the heartache and frustration an injury can cause.
Vicky uses a combination of deep tissue massage, acupuncture and home exercises to treat her patients not only when they are injured but also as maintenance during a training cycle and in managing day to day aches and pains.Read full blog