Athletic Therapy Certification Candidate
Alexie graduated with excellence from Brock University in 2015 with a Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology. Actively highlighting her passion for physical activity and drive to help others, Alexie specialized in treatment of athletic injuries through the Brock Student Athletic Therapy Internship program for three consecutive years. This position enabled her to work as as an athletic therapy candidate for the women’s soccer, women’s rugby, men’s lacrosse and the varsity wrestling programs at Brock University. These opportunities and experiences ignited Alexie’s interest and aptitude in the specialization of Athletic Therapy, which emphasizes on-field emergency care, injury prevention, exercise prescription, manual therapy, soft tissue release and clinical therapeutic rehabilitative approaches in an effort to allow athletes to return to play.
Alexie’s natural intuition, athletic ability and strong advocacy to live a healthy lifestyle in a safe manner drew her attention to focus on musculoskeletal injuries and emergency care. In 2018, Alexie earned her Professional Bachelor of Science Specialization in Athletic Therapy with Dean’s Honours standing from the University of Winnipeg. Alexie is challenging the National Certification Exam through the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association in the fall of 2018. During her studies at the University of Winnipeg, Alexie gained further expertise and knowledge in the field of Athletic Therapy by taking part in various wrestling tournaments, road races and participating in clinics and events. Throughout her Athletic Therapy studies, Alexie worked as a Student Athletic Therapist for the Ontario Volleyball Association in preparation for the Canada Games 2017.
Alexie successfully achieved the opportunity to take part as a First Responder and Emergency Care professional at the Calgary Stampede alongside paramedical services. Further, she practiced various rehabilitative and therapeutic approaches throughout her educational career and had the opportunity to work with various populations; these include individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), multiple sclerosis (MS), amputees, senior citizens and stroke patients. Additionally,, Alexie was also granted an exclusive opportunity to volunteer at the Pan Am Clinic Foundation while in Winnipeg, in the Casting and Fracture Department. Here, she had the opportunity to work alongside Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Technologists and Certified Athletic Therapists.
Alexie has always been a competitive athlete and has participated in both gymnastics and soccer. Ultimately, Alexie understands the foundation, basics and conditioning that is required to achieve specific physical and psychological goals. Alexie is also currently working with the Niagara Rugby Club as an Athletic Therapy Candidate and maintain her on-field skills, in preparation for her certification exam.
Alexie is excited to join the NHRC team and empower members in the various fitness and injury prevention areas offered. Alexie is ambitious, willing to assist and help active members create a positive and engaging environment in an effort to reach individual goals and challenge comfort zones. From Alexie’s educational background, she can confidently provide members with appropriate feedback in order to allow them to execute proper technique and apply any modifications that may be required while performing specific exercises. Alexie continues to strive to further her education in in effort to provide optimal and efficient care for her clients and active members. Alexie welcomes any questions or feedback you may have and is excited to network with you!