Michelle Miguel, BSc, RMT
Michelle graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and later completed the Massage Therapy Program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She has been with NLPT, behind the scenes, since its beginning in 2008 and started NLPT Massage Therapy in 2011.
Michelle believes in providing a holistic and well-rounded treatment approach. For the past 5 years, Michelle has strived to achieve experience in many different fields of massage therapy, which includes attending courses, volunteering at various sport events and staying current with the latest research. She has worked in both clinic and sport settings, finding a passion in sport specific massage therapy and its applicability towards the general public. She has a multitude of experience working with athletic injuries as well as helping maintain the soft tissue health of athletes in various sports such as baseball, hockey, soccer, cheerleading, downhill skiing and more.
Her resume includes:
- Postural Restoration Institute: Myokinetic Restoration 2015
- Advanced Kinesiotaping 2013
- Massage Therapist/Trainer for Cambridge Rivulettes Hockey Club 2012-2013
- Cranial Sacral Series 1-3 2013
- Sport Massage at Varsity Athletics at University of Waterloo 2011
- Trainer for the 2011 Major Bantam Cambridge Hawks
- Mondays: 12pm - 7pm
- Tuesdays: 7am - 3pm
- Wednesdays: 1pm - 8pm
- Thursdays: 10:30am - 5:30pm
30 minutes: $55 HST included
45 minutes: $70 HST included
60 minutes: $85 HST included
90 minutes: $120 HST included
Jenna Ridpath, RMT
Jenna started at the University of Waterloo in Kinesiology but decided to pursue her passion for directly helping others and made the switch to massage therapy. She graduated with high honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2018 while also completing additional certifications in sports massage.
Her personal involvement in sports has developed a passion for working with athletes and she loves to help individuals of all ages achieve their optimal healthy functioning. She loves teaching clients about how they can help themselves take care of their body and perform at their best.
Jenna has worked with athletes of all levels including individuals at the Olympic and elite level and individuals just starting out on their fitness journey. She has enjoyed partaking in various sports including varsity level field hockey, swimming, diving, track and field, soccer, cross-country skiing, gymnastics, dance, and dirt bike riding.
Looking deeper, Jenna investigates the root cause of pain and dysfunction to create an individualized treatment plan for every client. Her comprehensive treatments integrate General Swedish Massage with facial release, trigger point therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitative stretching, and joint mobilizations to get the most advantageous results from treatments.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Nick Plagos, ND, CISSN
Nick attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, earning his Doctor of Naturopathy degree (2018). During his clinical internship at CCNM Nick was selected to be part of the Sports Medicine Focus Shift, giving him extra experience working with athletes as patients, both in clinic and field side. Nick also assisted in the execution of clinical trial assessing the addition of naturopathic medicine to patients’ with type 2 diabetes usually care.
While attending CCNM Nick completed his Sports Nutritionist Certification (2018) through the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN). Prior to CCNM, Nick attended McMaster University obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (2014).
Nick believes in an integrative and patient-centred approach to healthcare. He uses preventative medicine whenever possible and evidence based medicine when treatments are required. No two patients are alike, and as such Nick believes in individualized treatment plans tailored to a patient’s specific needs and not cookie cutter plans given to every patient.
Nick enjoys: playing soccer, basketball, volleyball, and softball; as well as camping, and bringing his dog along on runs.
Initial appointment (up to 75 minutes) - $150
Follow-up (60 minutes) - $120
Follow-up (45 minutes) - $95
Follow-up (30 minutes) - $75
ND services are HST exempt.
David Albines, PT, CSCS
David attended the University of Guelph-Humber, where he obtained an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology as well as a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion (2012). He then went to York University to complete a master’s program in Kinesiology and a graduate degree in Neuroscience (2014). David’s thesis looked at motor development and how athletic experience could enhance motor performance. Finally, David completed a master’s degree in physical therapy at Queen’s University (2017). Throughout David’s education he assisted in injury prevention and in strength and conditioning programs, at both the recreational and varsity level.
David believes in a more hands-on approach to therapy, he couples this with exercise prescription to help restore function and optimize movement. David enjoys working with patients to help them return from injuries but also aid them in reaching their goals. To provide a full spectrum of care, David also does on-field coverage and helps with strength and conditioning.
David’s resume includes the following:
- First Responder, Sport Physiotherapy Canada (2018)
- Member of Sport Physiotherapy Canada, Canadian Physiotherapy Association (2018)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association (2018)
- Member of the Orthopaedic Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association (2017)
- Registered Physiotherapist, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (2017)
- Master of Science in Physical Therapy (Queen’s University- 2017)
- Master of Science in Kinesiology and Health Science (York University- 2014)
- Graduate Diploma in Neuroscience (York University- 2014)
- Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology (University of Guelph- 2012)
- Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion (Humber College- 2012)
Rehabilitative Manual Therapist
Stefan Rogalla, BSc. Kin, CSCS
Stefan began his athletics with youth gymnastics in the KW region which established his foundation for movement and passion for performance. Through the years he moved into contact sports and grew to love the game of rugby while playing for his high school and Waterloo County. Between his years studying and playing at Conestoga College, he took a year off and travelled to New Zealand to progress in the sport he loved. After college, he completed his Kinesiology degree at Guelph-Humber University while playing for Etobicoke Rugby Club and developed their first strength and conditioning program. During his time in Toronto he completed an internship at the University of Toronto coaching varsity athletes from diverse sporting backgrounds.
He is currently studying and practicing as a Rehabilitative Manual Therapist while working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach to both treat and train the NLPT athletes to achieve the best results in their sport while limiting the risk of injury.
Stefan's resume includes:
- Rehabilitative Manual Therapist (2018)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA (2017)
- Kinesiology, Guelph Humber University (2013-2015)
- Strength and Conditioning Internship, University of Toronto (2014-2015)
- Strength and Conditioning Coach, Etobicoke Rugby (2013-2015)
- Fitness and Health Promotion, Conestoga College (2010-2013
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