Thompson - Okanagan

Sat 2nd -
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
This SportSmart workshop is being presented in partnership with Thompson Okanagan FC but is open to any interested Parents, Coaches, Officials and Administrators of youth sports. It is estimated that up to 50% of sports injuries are preventable and that parents and coaches hold the keys to some of the most effective sports injury prevention strategies. SportSmart is for you if you are interested in learning what you can do, whether or not your child has ever sustained a sports-related injury. It’s worth the attention. Sports-related injuries continue to pose a significant risk to the health...

Jane Nettleton

Hello everyone! I am Jane, and I am a recent master's degree graduate of Deakin university (Melbourne, Australia) in Clinical Exercise Physiology, as well as a graduate of UBC Okanagan for a Bachelor fo Human Kinetics. I work as a kinesiologist, exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and coach at Okanagan Peak Performance in Kelowna, BC.

Danielle Ayearst

Danielle is a graduate from Vancouver Career College and member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC as well as the Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association. Danielle enjoys working with individuals who recognize they may not be operating ideally due to injury, fatigue, or general overuse and seek the assistance of an educated health professional.

Michelle Béland

Michelle is an Athletic Therapist and strength and conditioning specialist who has recently relocated to Merritt, BC.  Currently, Michelle is embracing her passion for movement and leading "learn to lift" classes and fitness bootcamps at a local gym.  She is taking on clients who are looking to feel healthier, moving better, and perform at their highest potentional.  

Wed 25th -
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
This 2 hour workshop is led by a Certified Athletic Therapist and provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of best practices in concussion management. Participants will gain a greater understanding of recognition and management principles around concussion injuries. Participants will review injury mechanisms, on-field assessment techniques, the use of Sideline Concussion Tools (such as the Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool and SCAT5), signs & symptoms, concussion “red-flags”, and current best-practices surrounding return-to-play decisions and protocol. There...
Sun 18th -
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Led by a Certified Athletic Therapist, this course will introduce participants to common athletic taping techniques through a combination of lecture and practical components. Safety considerations and theory are covered, followed by taping techniques and relevant anatomy for injuries related to the foot, ankle, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, thumb and fingers. This course is an excellent baseline for any individual looking to assist athletes with injury prevention, management, and support during return-to-play following injury. Participants are encouraged to wear athletic clothing, such as shorts...