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 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, 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.
Harley Thwaites, Certified Athletic Therapist
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, 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. 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!
Chris English, Registered Massage Therapist
Chris English is the owner and founder of Magni Strength and Vitality and is now offering massage therapy services at Competitive Edge Sport Therapy. Chris has helped people from all walks of life including professional and amateur athletes, weekend warriors, business professionals and countless men and women looking to improve and maintain their overall health. Chris is dedicated to helping each and every person who walks through the door in their pursuit of optimal physical wellbeing.
Chris graduated from the Western College of Remedial Massage Therapies in 2004 after completing an in depth 2560 hour program. This provided an well rounded knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and the massage techniques needed to address the bodies various imbalances, injuries, and restrictions.
As an RMT, Chris specializes in deep tissue remedial massage. This includes assisting in the rehabilitation of injury, correcting imbalances of the musculoskeletal system, post surgical recovery and addressing the nagging pain, tightness and soreness that comes along in our day to day lives.
Outside of the clinic, Chris can be found on the mats practicing Jiu Jitsu, strength training in the gym, practicing yoga, and spending time in nature with his family.
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.