Understanding the cervical, neurological, vestibular, balance, cognitive and autonomic aspects of a concussion is what gives Codi Isaac an appreciation for what it takes her patients to achieve resolution.
Even before completing her Master’s degree, Codi began to research and learn about concussion, presenting on the topic to clinicians and community volunteers.
Codi graduated from the University of Alberta in 2007 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Since her graduation, she has worked in private practice and sporting environments. Her expertise is restoring function and participation in life, work and recreational activities for her patients. She consistently carves out time for post-secondary learning; advanced cervical, shoulder, hands, kinesiotaping, concussion, vestibular, sports, functional movement screening and manual therapy skills are among her courses and advancements. In addition to her Masters of Science she also has vestibular training.
As a Team Physiotherapist and Trainer both professionally and volunteer, Codi has worked with the following:
New Zealand Black Ferns Rugby Club
Tim Horton’s Brier
Strathcona Minor Hockey Association
Sherwood Park Minor Hockey
Sherwood Park Kings Athletic Club
Camrose Minor Hockey Association
Sherwood Park District Soccer Association
Salto Gymnastics Club
Leduc Rugby Club
Alberta Summer Games
Alberta Winter Games.
She has been involved with many different sports, events, and causes, including coaching children in figure skating and soccer, acting as the President of the Dalhousie/King's Figure Skating Club, being a part of the medical team at the 2009 Canada Summer Games, and is part of the onsite Medical Team for the Stollery Family Day Classic hockey tournament each year. She has worked as a trainer/team therapist with many different sports, including rugby, football, swimming, hockey, and lacrosse. She was the team therapist for Team Easton (North Division) of the 22nd Annual Game of the AMHL and of the Alberta Women's Gymnastics Team that travelled to nationals in 2013. Additionally, she has helped run dryland training in hockey camps for Serdachny Power Skating and Hockey and Ian Gordon Goaltending.
Jasmine has continued her education after graduation with post-graduate courses. She has taken McKenzie Part A and B, has received her Medical Acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, and is a certified Level 2 Fascial Stretch TherapistTM. (For more information on FST, visit the Stretch to Win website here. stretchtowin.com) Additionally, she has taken K-taping and is a Certified Joga Instructor. (www.jogaworld.com)
Marlyn graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010. She has since completed her Level 2 FMS (Functional Movement Systems) and Level 1 SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), which are focused at assessing and correcting an individual’s fundamental movement patterns. Marlyn is also an ART (Active Release Techniques) provider.
Marlyn has a special interest in sports injury prevention and management, as well as performance enhancement. Much of her interest in sports comes from having a sport background. Marlyn has played high school volleyball, winning two provincial championships, and was a member of the University of Alberta rowing team. She was also a member of the Alberta rowing team at the Canada Summer Games in 2005 and has completed 4 marathons.
Sid graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta, after having completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. He is committed to continued professional development to expand his knowledge base and grow his practice. He intends to pursue further courses in the areas of orthopedic and manual therapy, vestibular therapy, and concussion therapy. He is currently working towards a Sports Physiotherapist certification.
He has worked with a variety of patients and is particularly interested in sports rehabilitation. His time involved with the University of Alberta wrestling team, St. Kevin’s Athletics in Melbourne, Australia, and Midget and Bantam Pandas hockey teams solidified his interest in treating athletes.
He is focused on tailoring programs and employing a holistic approach in his practice to help his patients meet their goals and return to the activities they enjoy. He likes creating balanced programs of therapeutic exercise, education, and manual therapy to provide his patients with the support needed during recovery, and for the rest of their lives.
Outside of the clinic, Sid plays cricket semi-professionally. He also competed for the University of Calgary wrestling team during his undergraduate degree. Sid enjoys being active and leading a healthy lifestyle, and promotes the same for his patients.
He is also proficient in communicating in Bengali, Hindi, and Urdu.
Dr Mariam Ashraf is an Edmonton local chiropractor who has been working in the community for over 10 years.
B.Sc. (Psychology) from University of Alberta
D.C. from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Toronto
Certified in Active Release Technique (full-body certified in A.R.T.)
Certified in Kinesiotaping for soft tissue injuries.
Trained to perform gait and biomechanical assessments for the manufacture of custom orthotics.
Special training in assessment and treatment of jaw disorders.
Past team chiropractor for the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs (senior AAA hockey).
Member of MASCCP study club, a multidisciplinary group on jaw pain.
Volunteering experience with kids in Tanzania and Bon Accord elementary school.
Duncan has graduated from the University of Alberta Business Faculty and, more recently, the MacEwan University Massage Therapy Program. After experiencing a debilitating head injury, Duncan found massage to be intriguing, yet crucial in the recovery process. He has since made massage therapy his passion and platform to help facilitate recovery, health and wellbeing in others. From years of playing high-level football, Duncan brings a team-oriented mindset, collaborating to develop and work towards the goal of the client. Some of the football teams Duncan has played on include: U18 Team North/Alberta, U19 Team Canada and the U of Alberta Golden Bears.
Duncan now brings his skills, life experience and inquisitive nature to individually treat, optimize and educate clients to suit their lifestyles and abilities. Along with Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and methods promoting relaxation, Duncan is specifically interested in and focused on Myofascial Release (MFR) and Muscle Energy Technique (MET) as these treatment methods are of a gentle, yet effective, rehabilitative nature when addressing pain, soft tissue imbalances and, ultimately, function.
For leisure, Duncan likes to hike, snowboard and read general health and the latest research on technology and neuroscience. He stays physically and mentally active with meditation, yoga and calisthenics. Duncan currently volunteers his time and skills at his former high school football teams.
Taylor graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science In Kinesiology in 2011.
It was during this time he received his Certified Personal Trainer from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Taylor worked as a personal trainer for 3 years in both private and public facilities. He is also Move2Perform Y-Balance Certified.
Taylor’s passion for exercise therapy stems from a childhood of sport and injury. And by injury he means getting injured….a lot. All that wear and tear on his body led him to the realization that the chronic aches and pains in his body could be slowly fixed by exercising consistently. Chronically sore and clicking knees went away, the inability to kneel for longer than 10 seconds vanished and he all around just felt like he could move easier. He continues to educate himself in exercise therapy and ensures your treatment and recovery will be a positive experience.