Brady Greening – Head Athletic Therapist
EXPERIENCE – B.Ed, CAT(C)., B.Kin, P-DTR Advanced Practitioner
Brady began her career with Edge School in 2004 when she worked with their first ever Midget hockey team. Her entire athletic therapy career has focused on youth athletes in hockey, dance, soccer, figure skating and basketball. Her experience, professionalism and knowledge as the Head Athletic Therapist of Edge School is wide ranging. Between working on the bench with hockey and basketball, spending hours to understand the world of dance, and years as a senior high sports medicine teacher have accumulated into an all-encompassing amount of experience that she leans on to provide the best experience for her patients.
Brady’s entire world has revolved around competitive sports and keeping athletes healthy and doing what they love. Drawing on her experience as a young competitive figure skater – who had to quit because of a preventable injury – Brady’s treatment philosophy focuses on educating youth athletes about their own bodies, so that they can be the key drivers in their athletic health, wellness and athletic career. She knows communication between parents, coaches and athletes is key for successful injury management, and for helping athletes return to play at the right time. For Brady, this is an important piece of the rehab journey and she will always take the time needed to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Connection and education is where Brady shines. Her ability to connect with her patients and to help them understand why they are experiencing the dysfunction and pain of their injury is the key to her success. She recognizes the fear of the unknown that athletes experience when injuries occur, and her goal is to always empower athletes with knowledge that will help them get back to 100% and prevent future setbacks.
Kim Lee-Knight – Sport Physiotherapist
Kim received her degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Saskatchewan in 1991. She has her Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy, Certificate in Manual and Manipulative Therapy (Part A), Certificate in Medical Acupuncture (U of A and Beijing Teaching Hospital), GunnIMS Certification (Dry Needling), Kinesiotape certification and the ability to order Diagnostic Imaging. Kim has been working with youth athletes at Edge School for 15 years, with many years’ prior within the community of Calgary.
As a mother of two athletes, Kim understands first-hand the pressures of being a high level athlete and how injuries can impact their overall well-being. Her son played quadrant hockey in Calgary then went on to play in the WHL before receiving a hockey scholarship to University of New Brunswick. Her daughter played high level soccer in Calgary and played her entire university career at StFX University.
Without a doubt, Kim is one of the most sought after physiotherapists in Calgary. Her wealth of knowledge, manual therapy skills and approach to patient care is unparalleled. Her philosophy revolves around how rehab is such an important aspect in an athletes career. It can help young athletes return to their peer group with an enriched identity and the healthy lifestyle that sport offers.
Charlotte Van Audenrode – Physiotherapist and Athletic Therapist
Charlotte is a Physiotherapist and Certified Athletic Therapist entering her eighth year with Edge School and her third as a member of the Sports Therapy Clinic. Charlotte received her Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney, Australia. She also has a Bachelor of Sciences in Kinesiology from McGill University, and an Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University. She has spent most of her career working with youth athletes –helping them develop and reach their future objectives as both athletes and students.
Charlotte was a competitive swimmer through most of her youth. She understands first-hand how complicated the life of a young student-athlete can be, and how demanding the training schedule can be. This greatly influences how she interacts and works with youth athletes. Her main objectives when working one-on-one with a youth athlete is to get them back to their sport, while also teaching them skills and ways of managing future potential physical issues. She prides herself on helping youth athletes reach the next level, and has immense joy and pride seeing them pursue their dreams.
Charlotte approaches each injury both specifically and in a generalized approach. Her ability to break down movements and look at overall body mechanics to individualize each treatment to specific youth athletes is very impressive. There is no problem too hard to solve for her. Since graduating, Charlotte has completed several continuing education courses and uses techniques such as dry needling, kinesio taping, graston, cupping and Pilates in her treatments.
Melissa Petryna – Athletic Therapist
Melissa is a kinesiology graduate from the University of Calgary and graduated with honours from Mount Royal University with an Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy. She wrote her National Certification exam with CATA to become a Certified Athletic Therapist in 2012. While in school, she completed her school practicums at SAIT working with the men’s basketball team and also worked in the student-athlete clinic.
Melissa has been working with youth athletes since 2007. While completing her degree, Melissa worked with Calgary Bantam and Midget football teams as their team trainer. She also volunteered her time with multiple high school football teams and sports med programs including Saint Mary’s, Western Canada and Central Memorial. Since completing her post secondary and working as an Athletic Therapist, she works predominantly with athletes between the ages of 10 and 18. In the past four years she has also taken a particular interest in working with Irish dancers, where she has had the fortune of travelling to the World Championships of Irish dance in Glasgow, Scotland and Dublin, Ireland to work closely with these dancers.
Melissa joined Edge as one of the clinical therapists in the fall of 2017 and also helps out with Edge team coverage when needed. She enjoys the variety in the clinic working with youth athletes of all ages and across all different sports. Melissa strives to get to know the athletes and the particular sport or activity they enjoy. She really enjoys seeing them compete to see their personal results. Melissa’s philosophy is to educate youth athletes about their injuries, and stresses the importance of home programs to prevent further or future injuries.
Luke Kosowan – P-DTR Specialist and Massage Therapist
EXPERIENCE – BSc Kin, CSEP-CPT, P-DTR Advanced Practitioner, RMT
Luke has 15 years of experience as a Kinesiologist and Personal Trainer. His observations of clients’ experience with dysfunction and pain in his sessions led him to seek out becoming an Advanced Practitioner of P-DTR. He was the first in Canada to receive this certification and is known as the most experienced P-DTR practitioner in all of Canada. With this certification, he has focused on treating youth athletes and their sport injuries for the past five years. Luke most recently completed his education to become a registered massage therapist and is looking forward to adding these manual skills to his treatment approach.
Luke’s treatment philosophy when working with young athletes is to focus on the main problem, but also look at the body as a whole to make the body more efficient, improve performance and prevent future injury. His lifelong participation in soccer, basketball and tennis, and his 15 years as a personal trainer have provided him the background in sport to truly understand the challenges his patients may have when it comes to injury in sport and in the fitness centre.
Luke’s expertise is working with the nervous system using P-DTR. This unique approach to treating the nervous system is a brand new perspective in the rehabilitation field. It allows for rapid assessment of the issue, and treats the root cause of musculoskeletal issues, instead of simply treating the symptoms.