Meet Our Team
Competitive Edge is a Sport Therapy and Concussion Management clinic committed to the health and wellness of our clients. Competitive Edge strives to provide the best patient care available in a warm, friendly environment. Athletes and non-athletes alike will benefit from the treatment they receive.
Whitney Dikoume, Certified Athletic Therapist
Growing up in an athletic family, sports and various injuries have always been a part of my life. I have always been fascinated by the bodies ability to heal and come back to its original state like nothing ever happened.
I was drawn to Athletic Therapy because it a profession that actively looks at the body as a whole when guiding it either through a rehab program or an injury prevention program.
I strongly believe that the activities we go through everyday affect the way our bodies are built and how they react to various stresses and injuries. This is why there is no same remedy for what might seem like the same injury.I graduated from the University of Calgary in 2014 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and an Advance Certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University.
Other than an Athletic Therapist, I am also a personal trainer. This scope allows me to train and educate people who would otherwise never have access to the knowledge of an Athletic Therapist.
When I am not working as an athletic therapist or a personal trainer, I’ll be found somewhere around Calgary with my camera!
Lindsay Ibey, Certified Athletic Therapist
Being an Athletic Therapist was a dream of Lindsay’s from a very young age. She received her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and shortly after, her Certification in Athletic Therapy.
Her appointments will make you think differently about the body. She uses a combination of skills including NKT (Neurokinetic Therapy)and P-DTR (Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex) to pinpoint and correct compensation patterns of the body as well as CranioSacral Therapy to gently allow the body to self correct and realign.
Though Lindsay is at work most of the time, when she’s not, she is most likely traveling a new country or spending time with her husband and friends.
Brodie Lefaivre, Certified Athletic Therapist
Brodie’s passion to become an Athletic Therapist started from playing multiple sports growing up from court sports like volleyball and basketball all the way to gymnastics and skiing. Being raised in Canmore she was always surrounded by adventure and a very active atmosphere. As she grew up she began fostering an interest for how the body performs all of these sports and how big of an impact an injury can have on your athletics and your day to day life.
She graduated from the University of Calgary with an Undergrad in Kinesiology and obtained her Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy from the University of Mount Royal.
She loves learning and she loves teaching so during your treatment with Brodie she will be sure to explain and teach you what she is finding and why she is choosing certain treatment methods to help you get back to your active life.
When Brodie is not in the clinic you can find her outside either camping in the summer or skiing in the winter. She loves exploring and being with family and friends.
Harley Thwaites, Athletic Therapy Certification Candidate
Harley’s career path as an Athletic Therapist took many loops and turns before ending up at Competitive Edge and previously the University of Winnipeg. Through various sports (and injuries), he grew an interest in human movement and injury.
Harley enjoys the rehabilitation process, with a focus on strength and conditioning for optimal function. While injuries are a driving force for visits in the clinic, he also enjoys injury prevention methods through correcting movement patterns and optimizing biomechanics. Working with various high-level soccer, hurling and rugby clubs, he has had the opportunity to do extensive return to play work.
Growing up in Vancouver, Harley always enjoyed outdoor activities around the ocean and mountains. Now that he is back near the mountains, he can finally return to hiking, camping and skiing in the mountains. You can also find him in the gym, working with various teams, traveling and trying new skills and movements!
Ally Lo, Student Athletic Therapist
Ally is currently finishing her 4th year of the Athletic Therapy program in Mount Royal University.
Growing up playing basketball and other sports, she has always been passionate about helping everyone to excel in their sports, everyday life and overcome their injuries that became “roadblocks” in life. Fun fact, Ally was born and raised in Hong Kong! She decided to move to Calgary in 2012 to pursue her passion and education in Athletic Therapy. One of her main goals in the field of Athletic Therapy is to educate the population to be as knowledgeable as possible about how their body works, guiding them to take the best path on the road of recovery and maximizing performance. She will be graduated in May and is looking forward to pursuing various continuing education courses in the near future.
When she isn’t studying for her national exam or working at the clinic, you will find her playing the piano/ guitar, writing a song or filming her travels!