About Me

Katie Mitchell

PhD Candidate, Registered Physiotherapist, & Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C)

I believe in “neurosport” medicine. The brain is infinitely complex and allows us to do some pretty incredible things with our bodies. Whether it’s walking your dog, picking up your grandchildren, lifting a new PR, or winning a national championship; our nervous system allows us to move and thrive each day. I am passionate about educating and empowering individuals of all abilities to move well, feel good, and thrive on

I’m a Registered Physiotherapist and Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C) working at Woolwich Physiotherapy in Elmira, Ontario. My clinical focus is primarily orthopaedic injuries, sport-related concussion, and vestibular conditions. Treatment may include exercise prescription, manual therapy, dry needling, acupuncture, and sensorimotor integration. Outside of the clinic, I am the Head Therapist for Sledge Team Ontario. I have also worked as a team therapist for the Waterloo County Rugby Football Club, Rugby Canada NSWXVs, Hockey Alberta, and wheelchair rugby.

I completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, an advanced certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University, and a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University. I am currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier. My research focus is underlying mechanisms of visuomotor integration and balance control with athletes from adolescents to young adults. I hope my research will contribute to clinical assessment of visuomotor integration in athletes to determine true readiness for return to play from a sport-related concussion.

Personally, I strive to keep active in the gym and get outside hiking with my dog, camping, and mountain biking.  I am also a proud advocate for mental wellness. Through my own experiences, I hope to offer support and share my story with those dealing with grief and post-traumatic stress.

Please contact me at waterlooneurosport@gmail.com for further information regarding sports therapy services, community and/or clinical education.

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