We are a collective of
Movement Teachers, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors & Massage Therapists.
MScPT, BA Honours Psychology, IMS/Dry Needling, FRC® (Functional Range Conditioning) Mobility Specialist, FR® (Functional Range Release), Kinstretch® Level 1 Instructor, Upper Limb, FMT ROCKTAPE Certified, MWM Lower Quadrant, CSCS Certification
I have been amazed at what the human body can do and how the brain influences movement and pain.
Movement and fitness have been a huge part of my life since I was 7 years old, growing up as a figure skater and transitioning into weightlifting, obstacle course racing, trail running, hiking and CrossFit in my adult years. It was quick for me to determine that if you can’t move well or have limited body awareness, it doesn’t matter how strong you are. Working through mobility, imbalances and deficits is what will take your performance and skills to the next level.
I went into physiotherapy with the hope that I could empower others to learn about and take control of their bodies through exercise and movement versus machines and passive techniques. My goal as a Physiotherapist is to give you the education and tools to heal and maintain yourself, so that you can accomplish your goals.
MPT, BHK, FCAMPT, GUNN IMS, CAFCI, K-Taping, Graston®
Carlie completed her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. She has worked 10+ years in a private practice setting, working in Vancouver, Sherwood Park and more recently here in Calgary.
Carlie believes in assessing her patients as a whole, identifying abnormal postures, movement patterns and extrinsic factors that may be contributing to their injury. Her treatment approach combines manual therapy, IMS, acupuncture, exercise therapy and taping to assist patients in achieving their goals. As a FCAMPT Physiotherapist, Carlie has advanced manual and manipulative therapy skills to help assess and treat joint restrictions.
Carlie has a long athletic background which includes playing for the UBC Varsity Women’s Ice Hockey team, participating in the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer as well as spending every free weekend exploring the mountains. Carlie is an avid snowboarder, hiker, runner and cyclist. If she is not working, you will probably find her playing in the mountains! Because of Carlie’s active nature, she loves working with athletes and getting them back to action.
Fun fact: Carlie is a very talented creator of hip hop music.
CO-OWNER & PHYSICAL THERAPIST
MScPT, BPE, FDN/IMS, FAFS, FRA® (Functional Range Assessment), FR® (Functional Range Release) Spine & Upper Limb, FRC® (Functional Range Conditioning) Mobility Specialist, Kinstretch® Level 1 Instructor, FMT Blades Certified
I’ve been a Physiotherapist for 15+ years and over the last decade I have seen a positive shift in the profession. Physiotherapists are moving away from largely providing passive treatments to using an active, movement-based approach that empowers and educates patients. 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 patient is to take a step back and spend time observing their movements, see them perform various patterns, challenge coordination and balance in their environment. By observing basic human movements such as a deep squat, you can quickly screen the spine and extremities, 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 patient 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.
Sport Specialist Chiropractor
DR. ROGER MENTA
I graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with the Distinction of Clinic Honours, only to continue on and complete a prestigious Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Sport Sciences. I am also a Kinesiology graduate from the University of Calgary, a Certified Clinical Acupuncture provider and an Instructor for Functional Range Systems (FRS).
Over the past decade, I have come to the understanding that the human body is a dynamic system that is ever changing and it requires an individualized approach for both human optimization and injury recovery. I believe that in order to create and facilitate this approach an assessment resulting in an accurate diagnosis is paramount. Once the area of concern has been identified, optimized therapeutic interventions can be applied to create change.
During my years as a Movement Therapist, it has been my experience that patients often seek therapy because they are in pain, but we have to remember that pain is a symptom and not the problem. Movement optimization for the individual will often be the catalyst for improving function and ultimately decreasing pain.
My typical treatment paradigm is as follows:
Assess -> Diagnose -> Determine Individual Goals -> Promote Healthy Movement
In order to accomplish this model, I create a highly interactive environment where therapeutic interventions (i.e. soft tissue work, dry needling, and joint manipulation) are tools used to facilitate an environment where exercise can be the stimulant for lasting change.
To compliment my chiropractic practice, I am a certified Functional Range System Instructor. I teach group KINSTRETCH and Internal Strength classes for individuals looking to improve strength and mobility.
Jarrett trained at Mount Royal University, completing an intensive 2200-Hour Massage Therapy Program. He believes in an active approach to health with regular maintenance involving manual practitioners, while also giving the tools necessary for patients to be proactive in their self-care. Using a clinical approach to treatment, Jarrett maintains an evidence-based practice in order to stay current with the best treatment methods.
Being involved in the climbing community as an athlete as well as a coach for almost a decade, Jarrett understands the need for athletes to optimize their health both on the prehab and rehab side, and return to sport as quickly as possible when suffering from an injury.
After an initial assessment, Jarrett will use a combination of techniques, including trigger point release, myofascial release, PNF techniques, deep tissue massage, and cupping. Jarrett will combine these techniques with client movement, in order to create a dynamic, lasting effect on the body.
RMT, FRC® (Functional Range Conditioning) Mobility Specialist, FRSC® (Internal Strength), MAT (Muscle Activation Technique) Certified
Since a young age, I have always been involved in sports, playing hockey, football, track and
field, and soccer. In 2010, I was recruited for hockey in the NCAA, travelling and playing in
California, North Dakota, and Massachusetts. While playing, I also completed my Bachelor of
Health Education and Science and worked along side the Athletic Trainer with my school’s
baseball team. This peaked my interest of learning more about the body, how it moves, and
the various techniques and training required to move it. In 2014, I completed my Personal
Training Certification and have worked with a diverse range of clients over the last 8+ years.
Throughout those years, I have also completed the Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist
program, Resistant Training Specialist program, and the Functional Range Conditioning and
FRSC Internal Strength Course. These courses have expanded my knowledge to understand the
biomechanics of the body, how it applies to exercise, and how my clients can benefit from it.
As a therapist, my goal is to apply the knowledge I’ve gained from my education to help my clients
move their bodies efficiently, as I believe movement is the key ingredient to your success.
Massage Therapist & Personal Trainer
RMT, FR® (Functional Range Release) Upper, FRA® (Functional Range Assessment, FRC® (Functional Range Conditioning) Mobility Specialist, FRSC®, Kinstretch® Level 1 Instructor
Samantha March is a licensed massage therapist currently completing a 3000 hour RMT diploma.
Sam incorporates a variety of techniques into her massage treatments. She combines General Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, FR® (Functional Range Release), FRC® (Functional Range Conditioning), and strength/stretching techniques.
Sam is a former competitive athlete in multiple sports and has background in Personal Training. This, combined with numerous certifications with Functional Range Systems, helps Sam provide the best care to her patients.
Sam’s approach to treatment focuses on maintaining and improving joint range of motion to decrease the risk of injury and increase performance.
Not only is Sam an amazing Massage Therapist, she is also a Certified Kinstretch Instructor, teaching regular Kinstretch classes on a weekly basis at Move to Move.
Movement Teacher & Kinesiologist
BSc Kin, FRC® (Functional Range Conditioning) Mobility Specialist, Climbing Coach
I grew up in the delightful world of competitive climbing with my two younger brothers. The collaborative problem solving and the unconditional support from teammates planted a joy of movement that continues to bloom to this day. As a young adult, I had the pleasure of studying human movement at McGill University, while I coached indoor climbing at Bloc Shop.
While I was in school I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), which means that inactivity causes bone to be deposited in my pelvis and spine. Though it can be incredibly painful at times, my condition reminds me to be grateful when I am moving pain-free, whether it means I can walk across a room to greet my friends, or whether I can explore something that once seemed impossible in a movement class.
My AS and my kinesiology degree have taught me to be mindful of reengineering movement into my life, which is why I moved to Calgary to take Move to Move classes. I appreciate the combination of movement and learning, which leads to rewarding experiences and relationships.
As a Movement Teacher, my goals are to make movement more accessible, playful and inclusive. I want to help you accept your capabilities on a given day and strive for personal progress, without letting your ego or pain control your mind. I want to help our community move for the joy of moving.
CO-OWNER & MOVEMENT TEACHER
FRC® (Functional Range Conditioning) Mobility Specialist, Kinstretch® Level 1 Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, FMS Level 1, Ido Portal Internship
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 developing a movement practice. I have been enrolled in online coaching with Ido Portal starting in 2014, and have taken on the challenge of a general movement practice. In this past year I have returned to my roots of rock climbing, and I am excited to apply the principles I have through a movement practice to the sport of climbing.
I am passionate about teaching, I have coached competitive climbing for many years, and as lead movement teacher at MOVE TO MOVE over the first 4 years in business, I have gained much experience in developing a movement curriculum to fit the needs of our growing community.
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