Injury Prevention and Management Clinic
Brief description: This presentation will address common knee injuries seen in ultimate players, and will include a discussion of anatomy, injury mechanism, injury rehab (for both acute and overuse injuries), return to play considerations, post-rehab training, and injury prevention strategies. This presentation will include a hands-on component where you will learn some specific exercises for improved knee health, so please bring clothes that allow you to move.
Michelle Warren, B.Sc. (Hon.Kin.), B.Ed., M.Sc.(PT)
Michelle is a Physiotherapist at Ottawa Osteopathy & Sports Therapy, where she works with people of all ages, including athletes, treating a variety of injuries and painful conditions. Michelle is certified in K-Taping, Dry Needling, and has recently taken a course in Myo-Fascial Release. She has competed at the Varsity level in Athletics, and at the National level in Ultimate Frisbee. She was a member of the teams BigFish, BFC, Dynamite, and the GeeGees. She has also coached these sports at various levels and was a personal trainer in the past. You can contact Michelle via the Ottawa Osteopathy & Sports Therapy website at www.ottawaosteopath.com.
Elsbeth Vaino, B.Sc., CSCS
Elsbeth is the owner and head trainer at Custom Strength, in Ottawa Canada, where she works primarily with clients who wish to perform at high levels in their chosen sport, as well as helping clients return to sports post-injury. Prior to becoming a trainer, Elsbeth had a successful career in engineering, which significantly influences her approach. She holds a CSCS, is FMS certified, and has a wealth of coaching (hockey, ultimate, skiing) experience. You can contact Elsbeth via the Custom Strength website.