Alisha Mohamed-Kassam - Physiotherapist, Clinic Director
Alisha graduated with her Masters in Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2012. She also completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta. Alisha is also certified to practice acupuncture. Some of Alisha's future career endeavors include becoming certified for spinal and peripheral manipulations. Before beginning her physical therapy training, Alisha worked as an Exercise Therapist, as well as a trainer and coach for multiple men's, women's, and youth ball hockey teams. Along with ball hockey, Alisha has played competitive soccer, volleyball, and basketball. She also enjoys snowboarding, skating, hiking, boxing, running, and travelling.
Nick Ontkean - Athletic Therapist and Kinesiologist
Nick is a Certified Athletic Therapist and graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. He completed his Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy in 2014 at Mt. Royal University. Since graduating, Nick has been involved with many sport teams and athletes ranging from rugby players to ballet dancers. Nick specializes in functional rehabilitation; treating the cause of your problem to ensure your return to your activity is safe and effective in the long term. Other areas of specialty include running injury prevention and form coaching and injury prevention screening. Nick is an avid triathlete, having competed at the Age Group World level several times up - from the Olympic distance to the Half-Iron distance. Nick enjoys all activities and would be happy to help with any questions you have about training or a persistent injury you might have.
Lee (Sawka) Macauley - Physiotherapist
Lee graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree in 2006. Lee previously worked as a physiotherapist with the Calgary Police Service and the Canadian Back Institute for five years before she worked in Montreal at International Headquarters with Cirque Du Soleil. She is currently a Research Clinician at the University of Calgary in a study for Concussion Management in hockey players, Knee Osteoarthritis Prevention and contributed to a previous 10 year study on Injury Prevention in Soccer Players.
It has always been important for Lee to remain educated in the latest information and techniques related to providing superior therapy. She is certified in acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation). She is also certified in spinal and peripheral manipulation and completed her orthopaedic level 2 upper and lower quadrant training in manual therapy.
In her spare time, Lee enjoys downhill and cross country mountain biking, photography, golfing, snowboarding and reading.