Katie Mitchell, MScPT, CAT(C)

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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 have also worked with provincial and national level teams with Rugby Canada NSWXVs, Hockey Alberta, and wheelchair rugby.

I completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011, an advanced certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University in 2012, and a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2014. I am currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier. My research focus is on cognitive-motor integration with respect to dynamic balance control and sport-related concussion. This includes how the visual and vestibular sensory systems work together to maintain standing balance while performing combined cognitive tasks. My goal of is to investigate objective methods  of assessment for clinicians to determine an athletes true readiness for return to play from concussion.  Furthermore, I hope to investigate the effects of dysfunction in these sensory systems in the adult athlete with a history of concussion, specifically with rugby players.

Please contact me at waterlooneurosport@gmail.com for further information regarding sports therapy services.

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