Student of Ido Portal, FRC Mobility Specialist, Kinstretch Level 1 Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, FMS Level 1
Physicality has always been one of the most important aspects of my life. This pursuit, I feel, is contrary to societal norms. The message I have been subject to is that physicality is a great pastime, but there are higher priorities where you should focus your energy. I have also received the message that high level physical pursuits are for the young, and when you get older other responsibilities should take priority in your life.
It has taken me the first half century of my life to understand that my desire to live and work pursuing physicality is ok, and this path is fulfilling unto itself. I have determined that I don’t need to feel guilty about making this a high priority in my life. I have found greatest fulfillment in life when I am using my own body to its fullest potential and helping others to do so. I have acted on this realization by pushing my standards in rock climbing.
I have just turned 50, and over the past 2 years I have climbed harder than any time in my life, achieving personal bests in both Bouldering and Sport Climbing. Over the past 7 years I have been a climbing coach, and in the past 3 years I have been head coach the Calgary Climbing Centre’s Adult Competitive Program. I have been responsible for sport specific training, exercise prescription, developing a yearly training plan, and for athlete development.
Lea Juszkiewicz Physical Therapist
MScPT, BPE, Functional Dry Needling Certification Level 1 & 2, FAFS, Upper Limb FR Certification, FRC Mobility Specialist, Kinstretch Level 1 Instructor, Student of Ido Portal
I’ve been a Physiotherapist for over a decade and over the last few years I have seen a positive shift in the profession. Physiotherapists are starting to move away from largely providing passive treatments to using an active, movement-based approach that empowers and educates clients. This is exciting to me! I have always thought of Physiotherapists as movement specialists but many of us restrict our assessment and treatments to a bed, a room, or a 15 minute time slot.
I strongly believe that to properly assess and treat a client is to take a step back and spend time observing their movements, see how they perform in their environment. By observing basic human movements such as a deep squat, you can quickly screen the lower extremity and assess joint range of motion and strength. Assessing for control and joint dissociation should be as simple as asking the client to do another task. Can they do it or not? If not, I want to be able to give the client the tools to be able to achieve the task and in the future, have them be able to add complexity into those basic human movements.
For this type of Physiotherapy, I require floor space as well as simple but effective equipment such as dowels, hanging stations, free weights, lifting bars and open wall space. Move To Move provides this environment as well as it will provide a seamless transition back to an environment and a community that promotes injury prevention and optimizing human movement for the rest of your life.
Nani Woollings Physical Therapist
MScPT, MSc, BKin, Ortho Level 1
I am fascinated by the inner workings of the human body, how it works in health and high performance, and in the best ways to optimize its potential. How injuries affect our bodies’ equilibrium and what we can do to prevent these injuries has been a pursuit of mine for a long time.
As a climbing coach and a former member of the Junior National Climbing Team, I saw and personally experienced many injuries. This fuelled my desire to learn more, and I went on to complete a MSc with the IOC-sanctioned Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre where I had the opportunity to conduct a cross-sectional study examining climbing injury in youth. I decided to complete a physiotherapy degree afterward, so that I could apply this knowledge. This truly provided me with a multidimensional, holistic view of what is needed to achieve successful outcomes for patients. I strongly believe that guiding post-injury rehabilitation is only a part of what physiotherapy provides. Rather than simply being reactive, we should move toward preventing injury as well; this idea of “pre-habilitation” really resonates with me. Optimizing how the body moves and actively working to strengthen weaknesses and decrease imbalances will keep us all happier and healthier for the long run.
Stephan Guenette Massage Therapist
B.Etol, RMT, Myofascial Cupping, Fasical Therapy, Sports Massage, Chi Nei Tsang
I am focused on optimizing the human potential in all facets, from mind to body & spirit. Empowering people to see and tap into their true potential is one of my greatest purposes in this life.
I’ve dedicated over a decade to this pursuit personally and professionally as a multi-day/multi-sport adventure guide in the Grand Canyon, Phoenix, Whistler & the Rockies, and also as a wilderness first aid and survival instructor.
My current role as a massage therapist/ soft tissue specialist allows me to identify and correct imbalances that you have. It also allows me to to take the time to educate you to really understand the causes and implications of these imbalances in order for you to take charge of your own care. There are 168 hours in a week and I might only be with you for 1 of them, that is why this educational component of my care is so important. I will encourage you to take charge of your other 167 hours in the best way possible and will provide the tools you need to do so. There is no reason why we cannot have quality and quantity in our years, it just requires a certain level of awareness, accountability and diligence.