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Osteopathic Manual Therapy

MOST Osteopathic Manual Therapy involves assessing the entire individual based on the complaints presented. Treatment is centred on the realization that the body functions as whole and that pain or dysfunction in one area may be related to dysfunction in other areas of the body. As such, the body is evaluated in its entirety and treatment is administered not only to the symptomatic area but a... Read More

MOST Osteopathic Manual Therapy involves assessing the entire individual based on the complaints presented. Treatment is centred on the realization that the body functions as whole and that pain or dysfunction in one area may be related to dysfunction in other areas of the body. As such, the body is evaluated in its entirety and treatment is administered not only to the symptomatic area but also to any part of the body that may be contributing to the symptoms. MOST's Movement First Philosophy is also incorporated into treatments. Movement patterning, strength imbalances and/or motor control issues are identified and corrected through appropriate exercise intervention. MOST Osteopathic Manual Therapy is covered under the Osteopathic section of extended health care plans.


Chiropractic

MOST Chiropractic applies a multidisciplinary, evidence-informed and patient-centred approach to care. A combination of chiropractic care, movement and functional assessment, injury rehabilitation and patient education are used to facilitate patients' returning to optimal function as quickly and effectively as possible. Chiropractic is covered under most extended healthcare plans.


Massage Therapy

MOST Therapeutic Massage provides the highest level of client centred massage therapy. Here at MOST our RMTs are educated in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities for differing conditions ranging from back pain, whiplash, sporting injuries, athletic recovery and relaxation. All RMTs meet Alberta's 2200hr training standard and are covered under extended healthcare plans.


Physiotherapy

MOST Physiotherapy is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient's mobility, function, and well-being. The physiotherapists at MOST helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness. MOST Physiotherapists get you involved in your own recovery.


Rehabilitation Planning

MOST Rehabilitation planning describes the systematic process of identifying a body’s dysfunction, developing a plan of action to fix the dysfunction, and implementing an integrated corrective strategy in order to create more efficient movement, stabilize posture, and reduce pain. At MOST we create rehabilitation plans that address functionality in a safe, individualized approach. MOST rehabil... Read More

MOST Rehabilitation planning describes the systematic process of identifying a body’s dysfunction, developing a plan of action to fix the dysfunction, and implementing an integrated corrective strategy in order to create more efficient movement, stabilize posture, and reduce pain. At MOST we create rehabilitation plans that address functionality in a safe, individualized approach. MOST rehabilitation plans consider each person’s’, environment, lifestyle, tasks performed, potential imbalances, movement deficiencies.


Athletic Therapy

Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their ability to think fast on their feet when attending to an on-field emergency care of athletes of all levels. They are the first to respond when someone gets hurt, which makes them experts at assessing and rehabbing any injury. It’s that combination of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapy an effective solu... Read More

Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their ability to think fast on their feet when attending to an on-field emergency care of athletes of all levels. They are the first to respond when someone gets hurt, which makes them experts at assessing and rehabbing any injury. It’s that combination of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapy an effective solution for treating musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries, whether on the field or in the clinic. Although they are sen more working with athletes, here at MOST they have ability to treat a wide range of patients, from kids to seniors and athletes to the general population. Athletic Therapists use various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping to treat a variety of injuries. The goal of the Athletic Therapist's here at MOST is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.


Nutrition

MOST Nutrition advises others on matters of food and nutrition and their impacts on health. Some people specialize in particular areas, such as sports nutrition, public health, or animal nutrition, among other disciplines.

From a young age, Mark has been passionate about sport and believes in an active approach to rehabilitation and recovery for both youth and adult populations. He is a lifelong skier, gym goer, team sport enthusiast, and outdoorsman, and still enjoys lacing up the skates for a game of hockey. Mark has a background rich in strength and conditioning as an educator at the University of Alberta, former personal trainer, strength coach, and former head off-season trainer for elite level minor hockey players.

With a Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta, Mark brings years of experience providing physiotherapy to paediatric and adult populations with a focus on return to sport and activity.

Whether you are looking to participate and compete in sport and activities or feel more confident in motion, Mark is looking forward to teaming up with you to help you through all of life’s challenges.

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” - Art Williams

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Leif was born and raised in Edmonton where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta. He then obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic in Portland Oregon, while simultaneously studying a Master of Sports Medicine from the University of Western States. The Sports Medicine program exposed him to treating all kinds of athletes with both fast paced sideline work, as well as providing clinically relevant experience. Prior to living in Portland, he worked as a personal trainer and coach running group fitness classes in Edmonton. His approach to treating includes a thorough exam to find the source of pain or dysfunction, followed by corrective strategies to solve the problem and to build a long term solution.

In his free time Leif is passionate about the outdoors and plays various sports. He is also an avid backcountry skier, mountain biker, and kiteboarder. He looks forward to seeing how he can help you achieve your health goals.

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Summer was born and raised in Calgary, AB. Where she grew up playing a variety of sports such as soccer, and volleyball and primarily was a competitive dancer. Most recently Summer was a representative for the Kinesiology Games team which is an athletic/academic conference where she brought home first place along with her fellow teammates from MRU.

Summer is a recent graduate from Mount Royal University receiving her bachelor’s in Health and Physical Education, with a major in Athletic Therapy. During her bachelor’s she was able to work with a variety of varsity athletes primarily with the St. Mary’s University Men’s Basketball team and the University of Calgary Dino’s Football Team. Working closely with the team in the preseason, in-season and off-season.

Working closely with her Sports Medicine teacher growing up, she learned that she wanted to pursue a career in athletic therapy. She continues to go back and volunteer with the program to help promote what athletic therapy consists of and provides guidance to those seeking questions about the field. Summer believes in creating bonds with her patients to help motivate and build confidence in their rehabilitation process which encourages a seamless transition back into their daily activities and sports.

Summer uses a variety of soft tissue techniques to treat musculoskeletal injuries, along with exercise rehab prescription, and therapeutic modalities to create well-rounded treatments for her patients. She also works in the field providing on-field emergency care to her teams.

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Max Malo is a Registered Massage Therapist with a focus on sports recovery, chronic injury management, and performance enhancement, now serving athletes at MOST Physical Preparation. With a strong foundation in competitive sports and a personal history in high school football, Max understands the demands and challenges faced by athletes across a spectrum of sports including golf, skating, rugby, and hockey.

Following a transformative experience overcoming a significant spinal injury, Max pursued an Advanced 3000-hour Clinical Massage Therapy program, equipping him with the skills to address a wide range of sports-related injuries and conditions. His practice emphasizes the latest in therapeutic technologies and techniques, notably Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) therapy, recognized for its effectiveness in accelerating recovery and improving cellular function.

Max’s professional toolkit includes:

  • Sports and Clinical Massage Therapy: Tailored to meet the specific needs of athletes for recovery and maintenance.
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM): A cutting-edge treatment that enhances healing, reduces inflammation, and increases ATP production, crucial for recovery.
  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation: Combining hands-on treatments with personalized rehabilitation exercises to ensure athletes return to their sports stronger and more resilient.

Dedicated to his clients’ well-being, Max’s approach is both therapeutic and educational, aiming to empower athletes with the knowledge to maintain peak physical condition and prevent future injuries. At MOST Physical Preparation, he collaborates closely with a team of specialists to provide comprehensive care that supports athletes in achieving their performance goals.

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Brittany Mercier comes from a diverse sporting background, where she not only thrived on competition but also the science behind sports. Her interest in human performance and physiology lead her to pursue and an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and progress to becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist . Early on in her therapeutic studies and work she had an increased interest into the underlying mechanisms behind injury, adaptation, and function. Wanting to dig deeper into functionality she obtained a Masters in Biomechanics and further education in movement sciences and clinical research application. She has since complimented her anatomical and therapeutic knowledge by obtaining a Sports Nutrition Diploma from the International Olympic Committee. Brittany enjoys combining her knowledge background in multiple fields to address the individual as a whole, not only for treatment but also for prevention, performance enhancement and improving quality of life.

Brittany has worked with the general population, MVC, WCB, industrial athletes, varsity athletes , collegiate athletes, high performance teams and individuals of all walks of life. Her main focus is on improving function so individuals can pursue the activities and lifestyles that they desire.

Brittany currently competes in road cycling, triathlon, and running.

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Kelsey believes that leading a healthy lifestyle includes regularly taking care of your body through various manual therapies. Kelsey Graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology, and she went on to working as a kinesiologist in a physiotherapy clinic and personal trainer for several years. Kelsey enjoys working with people to rehabilitate their body to recover from injuries, get back to sport and to live pain-free. To do this she wanted to be able to provide more hands-on techniques to complement the exercises. Kelsey has since graduated from the Alberta College of Massage therapy as registered 2200 hour massage therapist and has joined Most Physical Preparation to offer her years of knowledge and massage skills.

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David comes from a high-level athletic background. David was a 4-year starter and 3-year Defensive Captain with one of the nation’s top varsity football teams, the University of Calgary Dinos. He moved from a personal focus on football performance to a helping others achieve their performance goals and has been a manual therapist and performance coach for over 20 years.

David has treated a wide variety of conditions including Back pain, motor vehicle accident injuries, neck and shoulder dysfunction, sports-related sprains and strains as well as chronic conditions; his clinical work. His patient base is wide and diverse: From professional athletes to weekend warriors.

David has his degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and completed his education in Manual Osteopathic Therapy through the Collège D’Études Ostéopathiques.

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Jenn Swagar is the Coaching Director of MOST Physical Preparation. She has dedicated her entire life to the study and practice of coaching, functional fitness and corrective exercise. At MOST she is the head coach, Programmer and in-house corrective exercise specialist. Jenn Swagar is available to COACH her athletes in any area of life that they require. Coaching is an art, where education, experience and application all play equal part in the overall message and success.

MOST has firsthand knowledge of treatment and training practices administered to high-performance athletes. Jenn’s goal is to bring this level of support and knowledge to the general population. With her experience, she is able to use a large network of experts developed over 27 years as a coach.

This network ranges from nutritionists to sports psychologists, to Canada’s top strength and conditioning specialists and treatment providers. Jenn is known for her holistic coaching style and her ability to bring out the best in her clients.

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