Katie Mitchell, MScPT, CAT(C)

I'm a Registered Physiotherapist and Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C) working at Woolwich Physiotherapy in Elmira, Ontario. My clinical practice is primarily orthopaedic injuries, sport-related concussion, and vestibular conditions. As well, I provide sports therapy coverage within the Waterloo region for teams including the Waterloo County Rugby Football Club, Ontario Sledge Hockey, and other various events. I … Continue reading Katie Mitchell, MScPT, CAT(C)

KT Blog: Effects of Sport-Related Concussion on Cognitive-Motor Integration in Athletes

Johanna Hurtubise, PhD, CAT(C) Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health, University of Winnipeg Movements are an important aspect of your daily life and are often done without even thinking about it, for example when you reach out to grab your cup of coffee. These types of movements, where you look at what you are reaching towards … Continue reading KT Blog: Effects of Sport-Related Concussion on Cognitive-Motor Integration in Athletes

KT Blog: Physical Literacy & Preventing Injury in Youth Athletes

Matthew Miller, MSc, CAT(C), PhD Student, Concordia University Obesity and sedentary behavior are becoming a major problem in todays society, especially among children (put those phones down and move!). Health care interventions and physical educators focus on promoting physical activity using the concept of physical literacy. Physical literacy is a theoretical concept that suggests physical … Continue reading KT Blog: Physical Literacy & Preventing Injury in Youth Athletes

KT Blog: Activity after concussion for kids.

Danielle Dobney, PhD, CAT(C), RKin, York University Most kids recover quickly from concussion (great news!). Unfortunately, about one-third will have symptoms that last for weeks to months. These symptoms interfere with important activities that kids like to do. We are learning that removing kids from activity they care about is not good for their recovery. … Continue reading KT Blog: Activity after concussion for kids.

Motivation Behind the Madness: How Research Chose Me

The number of allied health professionals returning to school to explore research at the Master’s and PhD levels in Canada is on the rise. Over the past couple of years, newly established professional and thesis-based PhD programs are now offered in Rehabilitation Science departments along with a demand for more faculty with PhDs. Over the … Continue reading Motivation Behind the Madness: How Research Chose Me

Let’s Really Talk: Learning to Thrive

Considering that today is “Bell Let’s Talk Day”, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to finally open up and really talk about my experiences with mental health and grief over the past year. My intention is not to generate pity for my own story, but to instead shed light on the coping strategies that … Continue reading Let’s Really Talk: Learning to Thrive

SCAPPS 2017: St. John’s, Newfoundland

I had a great experience in St. John's, Newfoundland, last weekend presenting our latest research at the SCAPPS National Conference. This project was in partnership with Victus Academy in Kitchener, Ontario, and assessed dynamic balance control in youth hockey players with or without previous sport-related concussion. The results from this study reinforce the need for more complex … Continue reading SCAPPS 2017: St. John’s, Newfoundland