2001 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Kinesiology & Health Science
Lead Physiotherapist at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Her recovery from a sports injury in high school, guided by an excellent physiotherapist, was a major catalyst in Kylie’s decision to pursue a career as a physiotherapist. “I was very active growing up playing sports,” says Kylie “and when I discovered that I could make a career out of helping others remain active in sport, I knew that was what I wanted to do.”
During her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology & Health Science at York, she was introduced to the field of athletic therapy and completed her certificate in sport therapy concurrently with her degree. At York she gained valuable hands on experience working with Cindy Hughes, the Head Athletic Therapist and Manager of York’s Sports Injury Clinic, on how to run a sports clinic, combined with field placements: “It was my placements with the varsity teams at York U and other event coverage that solidified my plan to pursue my diploma in sport physiotherapy in hopes of someday making it to the Olympics (on the sport medicine side).”
As the Lead Physiotherapist at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO), she provides on-site sport medicine services, mentors new therapists and works directly with provincial and national teams training in Ontario.
CSIO is a member of a network of Canadian Sport Institutes across the country designed to enhance the daily training environment of Canada’s high performance athletes and coaches. CSIO offers athletes a range of sport science and sport medicine services including nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, mental performance and sport therapy; as well as life services and assistance with transitioning into and out of sport. The CSIO also delivers programming and services to National and Provincial Sport Organizations and coaches.
Prior to CSIO, Kylie held the position of Director of Rehabilitation Services at Trent Health In Motion from 2005 to 2013, where she was the Head Therapist of Trent University’s Varsity Athletics from 2003 to 2013.
Throughout her career as a physiotherapist, the one thing she enjoys most is the interaction with people and the positive feedback from helping people function in work, daily life and sports. “It doesn’t feel like a job.”
With files from Arina Kharlamova and Physiotherapy Today, Spring 2014