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
Sasha Guay, PT
Sasha Guay completed her Sports Physiotherapy Fellowship at the University of Guelph, following her Masters in Physiotherapy at Queen’s. At Guelph, she covered varsity lacrosse as well as Minor Midget AAA hockey, assisted in anatomy and physiotherapy courses and partook in various research studies.
She’s excited to work in the NLPT atmosphere, as she comes from a background of sport herself. She played varsity rugby at the University of Western Ontario while completing her undergrad in Kinesiology. She has competed in a variety of other sports, such as hockey, soccer and field hockey. Passions outside of physiotherapy include hiking with dogs, cooking and interval training.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Nick Plagos, ND, CISSN
Dr. 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.
Both during school and while working in clinical practice, Dr. Nick has developed a keen interested in sports medicine and concussion management. He is a Level I trained provider of the Shift Concussion Management program.
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).
Dr. Nick believes in an integrative and patient-centred approach to healthcare. He employs evidence based treatments and preventative medicine. 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.
When he's not in the office you can find Nick 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)
Nicholas Yu, MPhty
Nicholas graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Physiotherapy in 2015. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at Western University in 2012. Nick has provided on-field coverage and clinical treatment for a wide variety of sports at various levels including youth, collegiate, and professional levels including baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer. His previous experiences have included working as the head physiotherapist for the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League and student therapist for the Western University Varsity Basketball Team.s
Nick combines his passion for movement with a detailed assessment, manual therapy techniques, individualized strength programs and preventative strategies to optimize rehabilitation with the aim to empower and to get patients better than they were before.s
In his free time, Nick enjoys playing various sports, working out, drinking coffee and cheering for the San Francisco Giants and the Toronto Raptors.s
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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