Michelle graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2014 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She received the Craven SPORT services Sport Physiotherapy Award upon graduation. She completed the first three years of her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Medicine Hat College where she played on the college soccer and basketball teams and earned Academic Athletic awards each year. During her time at the U of S she volunteered with the PAAL program as well as with the Huskie student trainer program from 2009 – 2014. She was a part of the Huskie Athletics All-Academic First Team each year and was awarded the Huskie Trainer of the Year award in 2012.
Clinically, Michelle’s interests lie in the areas of sport physiotherapy, orthopaedic rehabilitation, corrective exercise, and strength and conditioning. She has taken post-graduate education in running injury prevention, concussion management, strength and conditioning and athlete management. She has completed her Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy, is a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist, and has received her certification in Kinetacore Dry Needling. She regularly participates in medical event coverage for a variety of sports including football, basketball, soccer, hockey, fastball, wrestling, rugby, cross country and track and field. Specific areas of interest include ACL rehab, general hip, knee, ankle, and shoulder injuries, return to sport/activity programs and developing strength and conditioning programs.
Michelle’s background and interests include soccer, basketball, volleyball, golf, slo-pitch, ultimate frisbee, running, and strength training. Her passion for sports has kept her involved in the community, coaching multiple youth soccer and basketball teams and helping out with sport camps. She also continues to volunteer as a physiotherapist for the Saskatoon Valkyries Football team.