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Athletic Therapy
Jared Postance, Nancy Medeiros, Carla McConnell

The Scope of Practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist is to specialize in the prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Prevention includes musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm-up, conditioning programs, prophylactic or supportive taping, and adapting to the activity environment and facilities.

To book an Athletic Therapy appointment, contact Jared Postance, Karla McConnell, or Nancy Medeiros.

Jared Postance DOMPT, DO MRO, CAT(c)
Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, Classical Osteopath, Athletic Therapy, BioSignature

DCC Co-Founder Jared Postance was at one time a much sought after football prospect by many top Canadian universities including Queen's University where he spent four years earning his Bachelor of Physical Education and Bachelor of Arts in Health. Jared received his certification in Athletic Therapy from the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association and is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy _ Holistic Health Sciences. He specializes in applying his knowledge of the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the body, to all diseases, disorders and dysfunctions. As a student of Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Jared uses a gentle hands-on or manual approach to identify the causative factor of the problem and restore order to all of the systems: musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, or nervous system. Jared has worked with all levels of sport including numerous athletes from the NHL, AFL, NLL, CFL, OVFL, CSA and many Canadian University programs. As a competitive athlete, Jared is a member of the Canada's National Aussie Rules Football Program that will be competing at the International Cup in Australia in the summer of 2011.

Karla McConnell CAT(C), D.AC
Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, Massage, Athletic Therapy, Medical Acupuncture, 
Nutrition, BioSignaure

Karla graduated from Sheridan College's Sports Injury Management program and went on to complete her certification with the CATA. In 2000, she obtained her Doctorate of Acupuncture. In the clinic, she utilizes many manual techniques such Muscle Energy and Myofascial Stretching. Karla has also worked extensively with all levels of competition from provincial to international and has participated as a member of the medical team for the Canadian and Provincial Games. Karla's range of experiences include: the Ontario Women's Baseball teams, marathon runners, and triathlon participants, dancers and providing coverage on such movie sets as 
Chicago and Music Man. Karla currently spends time working and traveling with Stars on Ice.

Nancy Medeiros DOMPT, DO MRO, CAT(c), Hons. BA-Kin, ATC
Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, Classical Osteopath, Athletic Therapy

Nancy is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopath and Holistic Health Sciences. She also attended York University where she graduated in 2004 with an Honours in Kinesiology _ Health Sciences and obtained a certificate in Athletic Therapy. Nancy has worked with Women's field hockey, Women's Basketball and Varsity Football. In 2005, Nancy received her certifications in Athletic Therapy from the CATA _ NATA. Nancy has also spent time working with the National Canadian U15 Women's Soccer team

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