Cathy Salvo CAT(C)
As a graduate of York University, I hold a Bachelor of Arts, Specialized Honours in Kinesiology and Athletic Therapy Certificate. I have also completed my education in massage therapy, looking at becoming registered by the end of the year. I am currently working towards the completion of my Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University.
As an athletic therapist, I pride myself on taking a global approach in treating musculoskeletal injuries. Looking at the cause of the injury first, coupled with an integration of any biomechanical factors that may have contributed to the injuries, while working to help minimize future injuries. My focus is on combining soft tissue manual therapy, joint mobilization, therapeutic modalities, and functional movement exercises to assist in the rehabilitation of the injury.
I am passionate about sport at any level. Whether you are a recreational athlete enjoying a variety of activities or a competitive athlete, my goal is to get you back to doing what you love to do. Over the years, I have been fortunate to gain experience as a head therapist for York Universities Varsity Women’s Rugby and Field Hockey Teams, developing skills necessary to work with and treat contact sport athletes, especially treating concussion injuries. As an amateur athlete I can also draw on my personal experiences with injury, understanding how injuries can affect both our physical and mental well-being, working with you to implement the tools necessary to help get you through your injury and back on the road to recovery.
I am a 9-time Ironman Triathlete with 13 years of swim coaching experience. I have a great understanding of overuse injuries and the importance of functional movement and strength to restore the body to its optimal biomechanical position.
I have a profound passion for staying active in life. When I am not treating at Apple Creek, you might find me coaching on a pool deck, swimming, biking and running, or outside climbing on a rock, all the way to the top.