Meadowood & St. James Athletic Therapists

Naomi Kornelsen

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

Naomi Kornelsen - Winnipeg Athletic Therapist, St James Assiniboine

Naomi graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology specializing in Athletic Therapy. She has gone on to complete her NSCA- CSCS exam to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Naomi has also completed Functional Movement courses such as FMS (level 1 & 2), SFMA (level 1 & 2) as well as Functional Range Conditioning (FRC- mobility specialist), Cupping and Gua Sha.

Having been heavily active in a variety of sports during her adolescence, her passion for sport and performance grew, which directed her toward becoming an Athletic Therapist. Naomi’s movement philosophy is influenced by functional exercise and encouraging individuals to explore their own movement. In addition to helping people achieve their goals, Naomi’s passion includes working in the field. She is often found working alongside elite athletes in the AAA hockey program. Although, her experience extends to working with athletes in sports such as volleyball, wrestling, soccer and bull riding. She is happiest surrounded by her athletes when providing game and practice coverage, as well as strength and conditioning training.

Being a lifelong learner with an incredible interest in how the body functions, Naomi’s next milestone in her education is as a student at the Canadian College of Osteopathy 5-year program. She thrilled about learning how she can incorporate Osteopathy practices into her Athletic Therapy treatments.

In her free time, Naomi enjoys resistance training, running, playing with her two rabbits and dog.

Shannon Tarr

Athletic Therapist — Elite Sports Injury St. Vital

Christian Guenette - Winnipeg Athletic Therapist, Downtown, Transcona

Shannon graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2022 with her Bachelor of Science in
Athletic Therapy and certified as an Athletic therapist later the same year.

She has an abundance of field experience, working with AAA hockey teams as well as university-level volleyball, basketball, and soccer teams. She assisted athletes and individuals with varying injuries, ages, and backgrounds. Shannon’s time at the field provided her with firsthand experience of sports-related injuries.

Shannon has continued her education in compression therapy and fittings for orthopedic bracing, compression socks and orthotics. She is pursuing further education in manual therapy, exercise, and other treatment rehabilitation techniques.

Shannon’s passion for athletic therapy is rooted in her journey as an athlete. Experiencing injuries herself, Athletic Therapy has helped Shannon in the past to recover with confidence to keep doing the things she loves. She strives to do the same for her patients, empowering them to reach their recovery goals in an inclusive and accessible space.

In her free time, Shannon enjoys getting outside, travelling and being with loved ones.

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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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