ALEX ABBOTT, RMT, SMT(CC)
- Registered Massage Therapist
- Sport Massage Therapist
As a former elite hockey player, Alex has dedicated her career to the rehabilitation and prevention of sports related injuries. This has become a large degree of Alex’s career while working for teams such as a therapist for Team Canada at the IIHF World Junior Competition where they won gold. In addition, she has worked alongside medical staff during recovery and preparation for Rugby Canada and currently the Toronto Wolfpack.
She completed her education earning an Advanced Degree in Massage Therapy from Humber College. During this time she completed a research case study on the rehabilitation of shoulders and has continued her research and study ever since. After school, she continued her education by taking courses in Fascial Stretch Techniques, Cupping Therapies, Concussion testing and protocol, advanced sport massage, functional movement screening I, and Sport First Responder.
Alex’s patients range from recreational to professional, non-contact to extreme sport athletes. She took a position as the Events Chair for the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapy Association which has helped her provide the opportunity to encourage another therapist to gain experience in sport specific techniques. Alex began treating her patients on and off the field as a Sport First Responder. She continues to work as a field therapist for a variety of local teams such as the Burlington Cougars Junior A Hockey Association as the Team Therapist. In addition, the medical staff during larger games such as The North American Indigenous Games.
Alex believes in helping patients towards a goal, it is what motivates her. This is accomplished, in part by assessing specific impairments, and using evidence based massage to create specific outcomes and progress towards the patient’s goals for each individual treatment plan. She believes that the patient should progress towards being better each day.