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.
Michelle Gaudet, Certified Athletic Therapist
Through taking Sports Medicine classes in Highschool Michelle developed a interest towards helping athletes recover from sport related injuries. Being an Athletic Therapist has given her the power to embrace this passion. She received her Kinesiology degree at the University of Lethbridge, and obtained her Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal University.
She loves to learn and incorporate techniques from continuing education courses. Her focus is on manual therapies that can help facilitate the rehabilitation process. Michelle uses a combination of Craniosacral Therapy and Neuromeningeal Manipulation techniques to help the body self correct and adjust to the biomechanical changes.
In her free time Michelle plays ringette, and shows her Shiba-Inus in conformation dog shows throughout Canada.
Carly Kolesnik, Certified Athletic Therapist
Carly’s desire to become an Athletic Therapist stemmed from experiencing her own injuries and dealing with frustrations within the rehabilitation process. She was born and raised in Innisfail Alberta and after playing multiple sports in high school, went on to play varsity basketball at Red Deer College. During her time as an athlete, some may say Carly was just a small town girl, living in an “injured” world. She found a passion for helping others not only overcome their injuries, but to understand how they can help themselves. Don’t be surprised when she talks about body awareness in your appointment!
After graduating from the University of Alberta with Bachelor of Kinesiology and sport performance she obtained her Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy from the University of Mount Royal. Now Carly fills her a passion to learn by eagerly waiting for the next continuing education course she can take.
She enjoys working through compensation patterns and finding dysfunctions within the kinetic chain. (Yes an issue in your foot can impact your neck). As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Carly uses the scientific principles for increasing athletic performance as a foundation for optimizing everyday biomechanics in a variety of populations.
When Carly is not in the clinic she is likely going on adventures with friends, at the gym, or talking about how she wants to go to Disneyworld. She also really wants a dog !
Lindsay Langlais (Ibey), Certified Athletic Therapist
(Currently on Maternity Leave)
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, spending time with her husband or trying to tire out her husky puppy!
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.
Ally Lo, Certified Athletic Therapist
Growing up playing basketball and other sports, Ally 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.
When she isn’t working at the clinic, you will find her playing the piano/ guitar, writing a song or filming her travels!
Marilyne Doucet, Certified Athletic Therapist
Melissa Slater , Yoga Instructor
Melissa discovered yoga by accident 14 years ago, after the birth of her second child and was immediately hooked ,” The combination of mindfulness,strength and serenity spoke to me .” The practice has allowed Melissa to improve her performance in her other athletic pursuits: running,hiking and participating in obstacle races such as the Spartan Race.
Melissa spent years cultivating a strong home practice.before deciding to take the plunge and pursue her Yoga certification.She received her 200 hr RYT : Hatha Method in 2016. Melissa has a passion for education and has since taken multiple courses including : Mindful Sequencing with Noah Maze and Yin Immersion 1 and 2 with Alan Mileham.
Melissa combines mindful sequencing and anatomical awareness with her quirky sense of humor to offer a comfortable yet challenging practice.