Cultivating resilience with smarter recovery and stronger performance through connecting the brain and body for concussion recovery and sport performance.
Katie Mitchell, Founder
PhD Candidate, Registered Physiotherapist & Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C)
I believe in optimizing how our brain + body work together to improve performance in sport and life. I will be your teammate in recovery, helping you set meaningful goals and guiding you through the process to achieve success!
My expertise is in active recovery of concussion for athletes in life from recreational activities to high performance sport.
I am also a proud advocate for mental health and wellness. Through my own experiences, I hope to offer support for anyone experiencing post-traumatic stress to build resilience and thrive.
As the founder of Thrive NeuroSport, I am passionate about educating and empowering you to become resilient in sport and life.
Katie is a Registered Physiotherapist and Certified Athletic Therapist. She is passionate about treating active, goal-oriented individuals recovering from concussion and sport injuries, as well as vestibular (e.g., inner ear) conditions.
In addition to over 5 years of PhD training focused on concussion recovery, Katie has continued training and experience in the following:
- Concussion Assessment & Rehabilitation
- Exercise Prescription & Programming
- Vestibular-Ocular Motor Rehabilitation
- Balance & Movement Coordination
- Cognitive-Motor Training
- Neural Tissue Mobility
- Sport First Responder
- Adaptive Training
- Integrated Dry Needling & Chinese Acupuncture
- Manual Therapy & Soft Tissue Release
- Women’s Para Hockey Canada (2022 to present)
- Sledge Team Ontario (2018 to present)
- Waterloo County Rugby Football Club (2009 to 2011, 2015 to 2018)
- Rugby Canada NSWXVs program (2018)
- Medical Team, Para PanAm Games (2015)
- Hockey Alberta, Alberta Winter Games (2011)
- CIS Women’s Hockey (2009 to 2011)
- OUA Men’s Rugby (2008 to 2011)
PhD Candidate & Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University
Member of the Lifespan Psychomotor Behaviour Lab working with Dr Michael Cinelli
Research Focus: Determining the neuromotor determinants of concussion recovery for athletes across the lifespan using adaptable strategies including functional dual-tasks, sensorimotor processing, and balance control.
- Strength Training
- Backcountry Camping
- Hiking with my dog
- Mountain Biking
- Supporting Local