Registered Physiotherapist & Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Laura started playing soccer at the age of seven while growing up in Brampton, Ontario. By the age of ten, she was playing competitively and she never looked back. She was selected for Team Ontario, and advanced to participating with the National Training Centre of Ontario. A member of the Team Canada U-17 Training Camp, Laura’s soccer career led her to a full scholarship at Fordham University in NY, NY. She excelled on the soccer field, as well as in the classroom. Her passion for sport, her positive experiences in physiotherapy, and her love of health and wellness, led her to a career in physiotherapy. Laura received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Columbia University in NY, NY. After working as a staff PT, she opened and managed a successful new clinic for her employer SPEAR Physical Therapy.
Laura’s postgraduate studies include courses in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Mulligan Concept, NAIOMT, Kevin Wilk’s Treatment of the Shoulder & Knee, The McKenzie Institute, and most recently training in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion Treatment. She is a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
Laura continues to play soccer competitively for Guelph. She caught the triathlon bug from Jared, and has completed multiple triathlons including her first Half-Ironman distance in 2014. Laura truly believes that “exercise is medicine” and can provide numerous health benefits both physical and emotional. She believes there are ways for everyone to exercise and achieve personal fitness. In her spare time, Laura enjoys cooking up healthy new recipes, reading historical fiction, exercising outdoors, and spending quality time with her little boy.
Registered Massage Therapist
Andrew grew up as a multi-sport athlete, particularly excelling at basketball. He competed at the rep level, while also getting involved with coaching youth basketball. After high school he developed a passion for ultimate frisbee, again excelling as an athlete and a coach. Playing Ultimate has led him to compete at the Canadian Ultimate Championships the past 5 years in a row.
Positive experiences with his own training and athletic rehabilitation influenced Andrew to pursue a career as a Massage Therapist and Performance Coach. He graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2015. He is also a CrossFit Level 1 Coach at CrossFit Kitchener.
Andrew has completed rigorous training in Active Release Technique, completing the Full Body certification. His other post-graduate studies include RockTape RockBlades Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, RockTape Functional Movement Taping, CrossFit Level 1 Trainers, and Power Athlete Methodology. He is a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Andrew can be found living an athletic lifestyle on a daily basis. You will find him training or coaching at CrossFit Kitchener, or competing in Ultimate Frisbee. He believes that good movement quality is paramount for pain management, and success as an athlete. In his spare time Andrew enjoys training, reading books, playing games, and spending quality time with his fiancee and their dog.