Meet your 2023 CSMTA Educational Conference Facilitors and Guest Speakers
Terrra Nicholle Bio
M.OMSc, RMT, IAYT – Yoga Therapist – Trauma Informed, Lactation Consultant, Birth Doula
Terra Nicholle graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy with a Masters in Osteopathic Science. Since then, Terra has continued to pursue further training in pediatrics, concussion therapy, taping, lactation consultant and pelvic floor courses. She has an extensive background in personal training, Thai massage master trainer and fitness instructing since 1994. She has been teaching yoga teacher training and yoga therapy courses for the trauma sensitive client. She travels to Africa, Cozumel and Roatan to educate physiotherapists and midwives in treating the pregnant/ postpartum and pediatric patient. She loves to share the knowledge that she has gained to empower therapists to create effective treatment plans for their patients.
Michael Cook Bio
CAT(C), RMT, D.Ac International Doctorate Acupuncture
Michael combines the best aspects of Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Athletic Therapy in his clinical practice. As an Athletic Therapist Michael has worked for professional and National teams, with years of experience of sideline medical coverage and pre and post game taping.
Michael has a vast knowledge base through his studies, sports field, and clinical experience. He has been the head therapist for the Canadian Men’s Rugby and World Cup (England 2015), U18 Canadian Men’s World Trophy (Republic of Georgia), Athletic Therapist for the Montreal Alouettes as the 2006 Grey Cup Finalists, CFL/NBA Training Camp, Canadian National Figure Skating Championships, and many other University and Provincial level competitions and Games. Michael operates several high end clinical practices such Total Health Link, Progressive Sports Medicine, and the Elite Performance Center.
Anne Hartley Bio
D.O.M.P, BPHE, CAT(C). D.SC.0
Anne Hartley is a prominent Canadian athletic therapist (Hall of Fame, Emeritus), osteopathic manual practitioner, retired teacher of athletic therapy (Professor Emeritus Sheridan College) and author. She is well known for her publications and manual therapy lectures and workshops.
She has lectured and run workshops extensively in both Canada, the United States, United Emirates and Europe. She has been a member of the Canadian medical teams for several Pan Am, Olympic, Paralympic and International games.
Anne still maintains an active clinical practice specializing in athletic therapy, and manual techniques. She is a graduate of the Canadian College of Osteopathy with a diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice and a diploma in the Science of Osteopathy.
Alex VanLinden Bio
Alex is a triathlon coach and bike fitter at Ziggy’s Cycle in Kitchener, Ontario, where he has been fitting cyclists of all ages and abilities for the last six years. While attending Western University, Alex was quickly attracted to the Western Triathlon Club. Here Alex started in triathlon and progressed to racing as a professional triathlete. While racing against some of the best triathletes, Alex became obsessed with making cyclists faster through changes to their riding position and equipment selection. Now retired from professional racing, Alex aims to make cycling enjoyable for all riders by helping them balance both aerodynamic gains and injury prevention and management.
Nicole Springle Bio
MAN, RD, ISAK L2, HPC (She/Her)
Nicole Springle is a Registered Dietitian who holds both a Bachelor of Honors Degree and a Masters in Applied Nutrition from the University of Guelph. As a High-Performance Certified practitioner, Nicole has over 10 years of experience providing nutrition support for development and nationally carded Olympic and Paralympic athletes through the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario. She is currently the lead sport nutritionist for Cycling Canada, managing nutrition support across all cycling disciplines, and for Volleyball Canada’s National Beach program.
A recognized leader in high performance sport, Nicole was recently selected to Own the Podium’s (OTP) High Performance Advisory Council as national lead of Sport Nutrition, representing dietitians across the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network and National Sport Organizations. Prior to this Nicole chaired OTP’s committee responsible for developing the Women in Sport Science Mentorship program, a national initiative to enhance opportunities for leadership and career development for women in sport science.
Previously, Nicole has held the position of nutrition lead for OTP’s National Sport Science and Medicine Advisory Committee and has also acted as co-chair for the Dietitians of Canada Sport Nutrition Network, representing over 300 dietitians across Canada.
In her free time Nicole stays active running, cycling, and participating in basically any activity that can be done at the beach! She is an avid cook and loves nothing more than an amazing meal, paired with great wine, shared amongst friends.
Conor Collins Bio
BHSc. RMT DipSIT
Conor’s Sports Injury Therapy background has earned him a growing reputation in the professional sports industry. Conor has consulted for athletes in the NHL, NCAA and IHHF and he was a therapist at the 2015 Pan AM games in Toronto.
When he’s not at the clinic, Conor’s teaching at Mohawk College in the Massage Therapy program or teaching his course “Understanding the Complexity of Concussion” internationally. Conor has written for a variety of magazine and news outlets, as well as participated as an expert at a number of internationally-recognized conferences.
Janet MacKinnon Bio
MSc (PT), MSc (Bio Med), BSc Hon
Janet has a passion for keeping people active at all ages and stages of life. Janet is a graduate of University of Guelph and McMaster University. Having over 13 years of experience in private practice treating both pelvic health and orthopedic physiotherapy concerns. Hi
Janet specializes in Pelvic Health having taken Pelvic Health Physiotherapy levels 1-5 (Female and Male Urinary Incontinence), Pelvic Pain, Pregnancy, and Anorectal Disorders as well as further courses for pregnancy and exercise. Janet has completed courses in acupuncture through McMaster University, as well as many running injury and female athlete courses.
Janet has taught at the University of Guelph, McMaster University and at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario sharing her passion for physiotherapy and health.
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Rostam Turner Bio
Assistant Track and Field Coach, Sprints & Hurdles at University of Toronto Varsity Blues
Rostam Turner is an accomplished track and field coach and former international-level decathlete known for his expertise in speed and power-based training. He is currently the full-time coach and director of sprints and hurdles at the University of Toronto.
Turner has more than 10 years of coaching experience, and prior to joining the Varsity Blues, he spent three seasons as an assistant track and field coach at the University of La Verne. During that time, he worked closely with esteemed United States Olympic track and field coach Kevin Reid.
As an athlete, Turner represented Canada on the international stage four times. His most notable achievement was winning the gold medal and setting the decathlon record at the 2016 NACAC U23 Championships, a record that still stands today. Turner is also a two-time national champion in the decathlon and a USPORT champion in the heptathlon.
Turner’s educational background is equally impressive. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne. In addition, Turner is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Level 3 NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Performance Coach in sprints and hurdles.
His extensive training and experience as a high performance coach has established him as one of the leading experts in Canada’s athletic community. With his in-depth knowledge, international competitive background, and network of highly skilled professionals, Turner continues to excel in his field, providing unparalleled expertise in speed and power based training.
Brett Nagata Bio
MSc (PT-UK), CAT(C)
Brett Nagata’s involvement in designing orthotics and prosthetics introduced him to the world of adaptive sports. As he continued his educational pathway of athletic therapy and physiotherapy, he also continued his involvement with adaptive sports. This interest has significantly influenced his career, working with local clubs to national teams across two continents. Although much of his work has been with wheelchair basketball, he has also been involved with other sports such as para-athletics, wheelchair archery and boccia. His involvement in Para-Sport has earned him spots in numerous competitions, including 6 Paralympic Games and 2 Invictus Games. Para-Sport has granted him the opportunities to interact, learn and share with many experts in their fields. Additionally, Brett serves as an international wheelchair basketball classifier with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).
Kristy Wiltshire Bio
BA Kin, RMT, CSMTA Sport Fellow Member, CSIO C.A.S.T Member (She/Her)
Kristy a B.A. (Hons) Kinesiology graduate, also obtained her RMT diploma from Okanagan Valley College (Vernon, BC). In addition to her Sport Fellow designation (2009), Kristy is a member of the CSMTA Education Committee and Examination Committee. Kristy is a Past CSMTA Provincial Chapter President.
Kristy currently is in private practice at Burlington Sports and Spine Clinic and owner of her home-based practice Wiltshire Massage Therapy. In 2021, Kristy was selected to be a CSIO Affiliated Support team member (C.A.S.T) with the Canadian Sports Institute Ontario.
Her extensive experience with all levels of athletes includes selection as the alternate massage therapist for Core Medical at the 2022 Winter Olympics as well as Host Medical at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Paralympics 2010, World Police and Fire Games, and she has served with Canadian Core Medical for the World University Games (FISU, 2011, 2013) and worked with Trinity Western University as their Massage Therapist for Varsity Athletes in Soccer, Basketball, volleyball, swimming and athletics.
Kristy has taught Sports Massage Therapy with the CSMTA for 13 years and has been a clinic supervisor at Kikkawa College. She incorporates Sport Massage techniques taught into daily practice as well as soft tissue release, Myofascial techniques, Trigger point techniques, Active Isolated Stretching and Performance taping.
Suzanne Moroney Bio
RMT, CSMTA Sport Fellow
Suzanne is a Registered Massage Therapist, with over 15 years of experience in the industry and has obtained her Sport Fellow designation with the Canadian Sport Massage Therapist Association in 2016. Suzanne is also the sole owner of Coastal Sports and Wellness Inc in Bedford, Nova Scotia.
Clinic owner since 2007: operated private practice directly out of college from 2007-2011; In 2011, expanded individual practice and operated as “Coastal Massage ” adding 4 additional massage therapists to the company. Once this expansion was successful, further expansion occurred in June 2013 to “Coastal Sports & Wellness Inc.” as a multidisciplinary clinic adding Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Dietary, Naturopathic Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Counseling Therapy, Reflexology and Personal Training.
Suzanne has been a member of the IST for Swimming Canada since 2019 where she supports the athletes during traveling events, including the 2022 World Championships for both long course and short course. As well as Athletics Canada’s IST since 2019 supporting the athletes during training camps and competitions. Suzanne has additionally been involved as a member of the Canadian Core Medical Team for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
She has furthered her skills in the Sport Massage industry by joining the education team teaching the CSMTA Advanced Sport Massage course within the Atlantic Provinces since 2018.
Suzanne uses specific techniques to maximize the treatment and healing time as well as prevention of future injuries with deep tissue massage, trigger point releasing, myofascial release techniques, cupping massage, Graston Technique, deep stretching and muscular strength testing to determine neurological dysfunction.
Retired as a national level gymnast in 2014, at the age of 28. With over 20 years’ experience in the sport of gymnastics; her knowledge for acute, chronic and preventative care has been enhanced by her experience as an elite athlete.
Remo Bucci Bio
Remo Bucci RMT, CSMTA (SF), HPC (he/him)
- Registered Massage Therapist since 1995, CSMTA (SF) since 2000, CSMTA Certification and Examination Chair since 2009, Instructor for the CSMTA Advanced Sport Massage Course since 2010, and CSMTA Instructor Coordinator since 2018.
- High-Performance Advisory Council Therapy Lead for Own The Podium.
- Member of the Integrated Support Team (IST) for Athletics Canada since 2010 where he supports athletes in their Daily Training Environment (DTE) as well as has supported athletes at: 2020 Summer Paralympics, 2016 Summer Olympic game, 4 Para World Championships, Senior and Junior IAAF World Championships, Pan Am and 2 Parapan Am Games.
- Member of the IST for Swim Canada since 2014 where he supports athletes in their DTE as well as he has supported athletes at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the 2023 Pan Am Games.
- Member of the IST for Cycling Canada (Track Cycling) since 2015 where he supports athletes in their DTE as well as he supported athletes at the 2020 Summer Olympics and UCI 2019 World Track Cycling Championships.
- Member of the Canadian Core Medical Team, Remo has gone to:
2006 Winter Olympics, 2004 Summer Paralympics, 2003 Summer World University Games, and 2001 Summer Canada Games.
- Remo works at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario since 2014 as part of the Sport Medicine and Sport Therapy Team as well as Safe Sport Chair.
- Remo has taught Massage Therapy for 17 years. He focused his teaching in Treatments, Assessment, Remedial Exercise, and Anatomy. He incorporates what he has taught into his treatment sessions along with Osteopathic techniques, Active Isolated Stretching, IASTM, Cupping, Performance taping, and Thai Massage.
Scott Shallow - Guest Speaker
MD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Med.
Scott Shallow is a Sports Medicine physician practicing in Kingston, Ontario. Scott is currently the team physician for the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League, the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League, Queen’s Gaels Football, and has experience working with the Toronto Rock, Team Canada Cycling, and Team Canada Lacrosse. The breadth of Scott’s practice includes sports related injuries, osteoarthritis, ultrasound guided interventional procedures, and concussion management. He also has a cat named Tobi and a dog named Duke, which he’d be more than happy to discuss at length.
Jacklynn Boyle - Guest Speaker
National Track Cycling Sprint Team
My name is Jacklynn Boyle (miss/she/her) and I am currently a member of the National Track Cycling Sprint Team. I am currently training full-time in hopes to represent and medal for Canada at the Paris 2024 Olympics. I played competitive hockey growing up and varsity volleyball at University, so the last time I had ridden a bicycle was at the age of five and there were four wheels with breaks. I competed at RBC Training Ground in 2019 and was selected based on my power and strength to transfer to Track Cycling and morph my physique to be one of the best in the world and compete internationally as sprint cyclist. So here I am three years later, riding in Velodromes all across the world on two wheels, no breaks, and one gear. I am very grateful to wear the maple leaf on my back daily and I have my sights set on the Paris Olympics next year.
Canadian National Team Member since 2021
Two-time World Cup Medalist (2021, 2022)
National Champion (2023)
Competed at World Championships (2023)
Clare Buchanan - Guest Speaker
I have been a para-athlete for 23 years and have competed at the collegiate level in wheelchair basketball where I won 2 national titles. I was a carded development athlete with the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball National Program for close to a decade and in 2014 I began my career as a para hockey player with the Canadian Women’s Para Hockey team.
Outside being an athlete, my working career is still absorbed by the sports world. I am a sports broadcaster on a show called The Neutral Zone that is streamed on all podcast platforms and YouTube. In October I started my position at the Ontario Para Network as the high-performance coordinator with wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. I work directly with athletes and staff to coordinate training plans, camps, competitions and grow the game at the provincial level, creating a path for athletes to the National Team and competing at the Paralympics.