Meadowood & Assiniboine Athletic Therapist

Catherine Garcia

Athletic Therapist — Elite Sports Injury St Vital and St James Locations

Dale Kornelsen - Winnipeg Registered Dietitian, St James Assiniboine

Catherine has recently graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology In Athletic Therapy. Upon graduation, she successfully challenged the Canadian National Certification Exam to become a Certified Athletic Therapist. She is also a certified First Responder and loves being involved in the local sport community. Her continuing education goals include certifying in acupuncture, as well as completing the SFMS/SFMA courses.
Catherine’s choice in a career as an athletic therapist stems from her interest in human anatomy and how the body works. She is enthusiastic about teaching others about their body, with an emphasis on rehabilitation exercise and general body awareness. Her therapeutic skills include exercise prescription, taping, electrical modalities, and manual therapies such as massage, soft-tissue release and gentle joint mobilizations.
During her free time, Catherine dances competitively in the city’s local dance community. She also likes weight lifting, ultimate frisbee, basketball and running around the playground with her nieces.

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Recovery for all levels

Elite specializes in injury recovery for all sports and levels of athlete. Our team facilitates rapid access to complete recovery. Frequently, we see patients within a day or two of their physician exam when return to full function is critical. We immediately address acute swelling, pain and compensatory issues and initiate a home program to maintain strength and motion.

Your Part

In order to ensure a successful treatment and speed recovery, you need to be fully committed to your treatment plan. Your time in the clinic is only part of the process. The exercises and perhaps changes in your own behavior are a crucial part of your plan. We know how your body works; we may identify an underlying weakness, poor posture, work habits, or other factors that contribute to the problem.

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