Melanie’s passion for her career & helping her clients will be the first thing you notice when you meet her. Every day she learns & continues to develop and share her skills & knowledge with her clients, as a mentor to students & fellow therapists.
Since 1989 she has worked high-level sport including Western Hockey League, Division 1 rugby, Junior & Senior Men’s football. She has also treated many professional athletes.
With extensive study in Running Biomechanics and Gait Analysis, Injuries to the Knee and Shoulder, Melanie is a manual therapist with a Hands-on approach & loves Exercise Therapy!
Melanie spent 10yrs as a Founding Director with the Alberta Sport Development Centre/Central, did committee work with the Alberta Athletic Therapists Association & The Hockey Alberta Trainer Program, and has been a Medical team member at many Major Games, National & International tournaments including Taekwondo in South Korea & the 2007 Canada Winter Games/Men’s Hockey.
Melanie instructed Kinesiology at Red Deer College (Athletic Therapy, Anatomy and Exercise Physiology) from 96-2010, and completed a Masters Degree in Athletic Therapy & Exercise Physiology at the Uof A Specializing in Shoulder Assessment and Rehabilitation (04).
Melanie opened COLLEGIATE in August 2003 due to a tremendous need in the region to assist high-level athletes.