The Clinic is staffed by athletic therapy internship students and supervised by certified athletic therapists. Upon arrival at the Athletic Therapy Clinic, participants are met by a student intern who gathers information on medical history and performs a physical evaluation in order to arrive at a treatment plan. Each plan is overviewed by a supervisor who ensures that all appropriate tests and enquiries have been made. Only once a proper course of action is identified does treatment begin.
Athletic Therapy Suite
PERFORM's Athletic Therapy Clinic both a research platform and a public-facing, fully functional treatment centre with the latest in equipment and modalities, including Swim-Ex for aqua therapy.
As a research platform, the clinic is also involved in developing community-accessible athletic therapy programs and research studies. In doing so, it provides clients with the opportunity to contribute to — and benefit from — the highest quality preventative and therapeutic care.
For people seeking theraputic care, please see the Athletic Therapy Clinic page.
List of Research Services
Using a SwimEx 700 physical therapy resistance pool, participants are treated with isokinetic aquatic therapy and rehab. The SwimEx pool is located in a separate area within the clinic, with a private changing room and shower. The resistance pool has adjustable platforms for depth, adjustable water current and water temperature control. There are two viewing windows on either side of the pool, should filming or observing the activity be needed.
Common uses for the aqua therapy pool:
- Post-surgical rehab
- Strengthening and conditioning for low-mobility clients (i.e. arthritis, Multiple sclerosis, stroke, etc)
- Intense Strengthening and conditioning for athletes
* Certain criteria must be met for eligibility for aqua therapy. Please contact us for further information.
The strength of a variety of joints can be tested with the HUMAC NORM Isokinetic Dynamometer. Isokinetic testing is an ideal method to determine the true force output of a muscle group after an injury or surgery, and is an effective tool to help determine safe and effective return to sport or activity. The beneficial mechanism of an isokinetic device is the movement at a constant angular velocity thereby increasing participant safety and reducing the risk of injury.
Concussions are not always easy to diagnose due to a wide range of symptoms, which poses a challenge for coaches, personal trainers, parents, and health professionals. These individuals will often have difficulty determining the specific needs of the injured athlete.
Baseline test are used to assess the cognitive function of an athlete prior to the occurrence of a concussion, activity or treatment. The PERFORM Centre of Concordia University has acquired a new concussion baseline software test called ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). This state-of-the-art software is the most widely used baseline concussion assessment system and is trusted by major sports teams such as the MLB, NHL, NFL and WWE.
Benefits of Taking a Baseline Test With PERFORM
- The ImPACT test has been scientifically validated through over 15 years of university-based research.
- Medical professionals can easily track recovery following a concussion and make better recommendations concerning academic accommodations.
- Health care providers can make safer assessments of when to return an athlete back to play.
- The test is for athletes aging 7+ years old that may be susceptible to concussion due to participation in contact or high impact sports.
The NeuroCom EquiTest Computerized Dynamic Posturography provides objective assessments of balance control and postural stability under static or dynamic environment conditions and under stable or unstable support conditions designed to reflect the challenges of daily life. CDP is a valuable tool to assess the balance of people in particular those with neurological issues.
Modalities and Equipment
The Athletic Therapy Clinic is a fully functional treatment centre with the very best equipment and modalities:
- Swim-ex aquatic therapy pool with underwater treadmill
- Electrical Modalities: TENS, IFC, MENS, Highvolt
- Continuous Passive ROM
- Compression sleeves
- Exercise Area
- Game Ready Unit
- Portable Whirlpool
After becoming certified in 2007, Lee Ann’s career path began working with a variety of semi professional sport teams as well as being one of the Athletic Therapy Supervisors for Concordia Varsity. Throughout the years, she has continued growing her knowledge and skill set by taking multiple continuing education courses such as Functional Movement Screen, Soft Tissue Release and Hypopressives Low Pressure Fitness. From 2009-2014 she studied Osteopathy at the College D’Études Ostéopathiques in Montreal.
Lee Ann has been an Instructor at the PERFORM Center Athletic Therapy Clinic since it’s opening in July 2011. Throughout the years, she has worked with hundreds of students and has developed a profound passion and love for teaching and watching her students evolve as therapists.
Victoria has been at the PERFORM Centre Athletic Therapy Clinic, as a clinical instructor, since 2013. She is passionate about combining her athletics and sports specific knowledge with her clinical experience to help her students use a wide range of knowledge and techniques to get the best results possible.
She is certified in multiple specialties including Fascial Stretch Therapy, Functional Movement Screen, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and Soft Tissue Release. She was part of the sponsored medical staff at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
After completing studies in kinesiology, including PhD schooling in biomechanics, Serge accepted a position at the University of Moncton to pursue a teaching career. He then joined the team at Myologik in 2011 as a strength and conditioning specialist and as head athletic therapist he has the opportunity to work with elite athletes, as well as people from the general population.
Serge has been at the PERFORM Centre Athletic Therapy Clinic as a clinical instructor since 2015, and is excited about the opportunity to combine his two passions to help his students and patients see the best results possible and to guide students to achieve their therapeutic and academic goals.