Perform athletic therapy services in a fast paced environment using abilities to prioritize workload, analyze individual case factors and adapt to changing demands while remaining consistent with overall organizational goals and needs Coordinate with varsity team coaches, university management, student therapists, sports medicine physicians and other health practitioners in the community to allow for comprehensive and collaborative care of varsity athletes Supervise and educate athletic therapy students in a clinical setting to help them be successful in the athletic therapy certification process Track and electronically document injury management and performance outcomes to assist in future programming of rehabilitation programs and early intervention measures.
04/2011 to 10/2017
Business Owner-OperatorPura Vida Fitness
Safely and sustainably enabled individuals to return to sport and work through implementation of exercise and rehabilitation programs Provided bio-mechanical, activity of daily living and ergonomic assessments for clients in order to determine an individualized and progressive plan for return to activity and work Submitted a proposal to start a lunch-time bootcamp program for the Ministry of Advanced Education and Golder Associates Ltd.
Participants have reported increased energy levels and productivity leading to a healthier work environment Trained and coached five staff members on how to provide safe and effective fitness classes, outstanding client management and superior individual care to ensure improved health measures and quality of delivery Fostered strong stakeholder relationships through health advocacy, collaboration, genuine interpersonal skills to achieve successful expansion of a start-up business resulting in a 200 percent growth over three years.
01/2011 to 04/2011
Anatomy & Physiology InstructorWest Coast College of Massage Therapy
Streamlined course material and performance evaluation tools to deliver effective seminars.
Able to teach to a variety of learning styles and convey complex concepts using appropriate.
presentation skills as indicated by a high success rate in a challenging course.
10/2006 to 04/2011
Athletic Therapist/Business Owner
CookStreet Village Health Centre, Victoria BC
Provided quality athletic therapy treatments and case management with clients in need of injury prevention, education, reconditioning coaching and hands-on therapy Managed and collaborated within a team of ten other health care professionals and staff with effective communication skills and solid problem-solving abilities to create a positive work environment Prepared written reports for physicians, specialists and insurance companies regarding analysis of patient assessment and outcomes while respecting patient confidentiality Developed and presented core conditioning, flexibility and wellness workshops designed for healthy populations and people with special injury considerations.
Popularity of these workshops indicates the quality and usefulness of the content and instruction.
Functional Movement Assessor
SportMed BC, Vancouver Island BC Personally selected by SportMed BC Performance Manager for a training course in administering functional assessments, evaluating the outcomes and implementation of corrective exercises based on findings Effectively applied functional movement assessments to a variety of populations including seniors, Workers Compensation clients, industrial workers, office employees and athletes.
04/2006 to 08/2006
Athletic TherapistVictoria Exercise Rehab Centre － BC
Managed and Implemented individual return-to-work exercise programs for disability patients.
to allow for a safe, progressive and timely return to work.
Certified member of Canadian Athletic Therapy Association Since
Canadian Athletic Therapy CertificationUniversity of VictoriaSports Injury Management Diploma (Silver Medalist), Sheridan College 2005
BSc. Kinesiology with Distinction
Effective Disability Management Programs course, Pacific Coast University
Sport First Responder, CPR 'C' and AED Re-certification
CATA course reviewer for continuing education athletic therapy courses 2011 to 2015
Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certification
Completed Boston Marathon
Sport Med BC Functional Screening Workshop
Pelvic Girdle: Fascial Strain course
Completed first Ironman Canada
Management of the Upper and Lower Extremity in Clinical PracticeRobert Firth Scholarship for academic excellence, Sheridan College 2005
L. Quach Memorial for dedication to athletic therapy and academics, Sheridan College 2004 Cara Williams CV January 2018
Extensive knowledge of musculoskeletal injury assessment, prevention and rehabilitation: As a certified athletic therapist with over ten years clinical experience, improved the health status of clients through comprehensive musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation programs based on functional assessments, work capacity and individual return to activity goals. Success has been indicated by a high return to work and sport rate for the clients. Dedicated to Customer Service: Consistently provided responsive, reliable customer service and quality programs using abilities to anticipate and surpass client needs, clearly communicate and strong organizational skills, as supported by a favourable customer retention rate and business growth of 200 percent over three years at Pura Vida Fitness. Passionate communicator and educator: Fostered quality client, partner and stakeholder relationships through use of impactful communication skills, collaboration and ability to convey complex information to diverse populations.
Certified member of Canadian Athletic Therapy Association Since Canadian Athletic Therapy Certification Effective Disability Management Programs course, Pacific Coast University Sport First Responder, CPR 'C' and AED Re-certification CATA course reviewer for continuing education athletic therapy courses 2011 to 2015
Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certification Completed Boston Marathon Sport Med BC Functional Screening Workshop Pelvic Girdle: Fascial Strain course Completed first Ironman Canada Management of the Upper and Lower Extremity in Clinical Practice
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