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  • Micaela Zettel, PT, MScPT, BScHK(hons), CMAG

Performance Care for the High Performing Athlete

Updated: Feb 14, 2021

The High Performance Athlete Care Program:

High performance sports place a unique set of demands on an athlete’s body.  A body must be able to adapt and to manage these demands in order for an athlete to achieve longevity in their sport.

The High Performance Athlete Care Program is designed to help keep an athlete performing in their sport and minimize time lost due to injury. This program aims to provide athletes with the tools necessary to create an environment in their body that makes it more adaptable and responsive to the demands of their sport.  

Whether an athlete is dealing with a current injury, or looking to prevent injury, this program takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to treatment. All parts of the athlete are considered in treatment planning, including but not limited to their: cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, metabolic, neurological and psychological systems. All of these systems contribute to an athlete’s overall health, and are essential for optimal sport performance.  

Program Highlights:

  • 1.5 Hr comprehensive assessment

  • Written plan designed and centered around the individual athlete’s needs and goals

  • Multidisciplinary team approach to the rehabilitation of injuries and management of sport related demands on the body

  • Timely access to care following the onset of an acute injury

Initial Assessment:

The initial assessment will be 1.5 Hrs in length and will include a comprehensive neurofunctional and orthopaedic assessment. Your practitioner will collaborate with you and based on your individual needs and goals, will create a comprehensive plan.  Each athlete is unique and requires an individualized and personalized approach.

Individualized Comprehensive Treatment Plan:

We aim to work with the athlete, along with their coaches and trainers, to create an allied team of multidisciplinary professionals with common goals based on the athlete’s performance and care needs. Following the assessment, the therapist will use their findings to create an individualized treatment program. They will consult with other health care providers/trainers/coaches, etc., as required. This may involve a Registered Massage Therapist, Medical Doctor, Naturopathic Doctor, Nutritionist, Chiropractor, etc. Each athlete will then be provided with a written plan of action including recommendations to help them reach their performance goals.


Further treatment will depend on the results of the initial assessment.  All recommendations will be described in the written treatment plan provided.  Recommendations for treatment frequency will depend on the treatment goals and the athlete’s season.  Often with high performing athletes, because of the demands of their sport, the plan may include weekly one hour treatments to aid in maintaining optimal neuromusculoskeletal function and sports performance.  Some common issues are: neuromotor inhibition, tissue tension/disruption, tissue overuse, tissue hypersensitivity, persistent pain or dysfunction from previous traumatic and/or overuse injuries, poor movement patterns and overuse/overtraining.

Treatment for the mentioned potential issues may include, but is not limited to:

neurofunctional acupuncture, cupping, soft tissue release techniques, exercise, strengthening, movement correction, education, etc.

We strive for a preventative approach to help reduce incidence of injury and length of recovery.

Our mission is to help empower and arm athletes with the tools to move well and be well. Keeping you in the game is our passion because your sport is your passion!

Call 519-400-2818 or email for more information and to enquire about booking an appointment. 

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