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Athlete Factory Monthly Newsletter - August 2015
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ATHLETE TESTIMONIAL

Name: Mollee Ramsay
Age: 21
Sport: Soccer
Level: Varsity 

1. How long have you been playing soccer for? And what keeps you motivated? 

I've been playing soccer for 17 years. I always want to see what's the next level I can reach. I am always striving to be the best I can be on the pitch. My motivation comes from constantly wanting to one up my best performance. 

2. Who has been your biggest influence in your soccer career? 

My dad had been my biggest influence. I grew up around soccer and fell in love with it at a young age. His passion for the game transferred onto me and his belief that I could continue to excel in the sport encouraged me to continue past what I thought I could achieve. 

3. What is your most memorable moment as a soccer player? And what are your greatest accomplishments?

The most memorable moment as a soccer player was playing for the Everton Ladies youth academy on a visit. Since then, I have been working towards playing for the team. 

My greatest accomplishment is becoming the captain of my university team in my second season. 

4. How has training at the Athlete Factory affected your soccer game? What's the biggest difference you notice as a player?

Since training at Athlete Factory I have become more confident in my movements. I have more time on the ball because I can get there faster, which has improved my decision making because I can see plays quicker. Speed has always been my biggest weakness in soccer and although I worked to improve it seemed like something that was out of my control. After joining Athlete Factory, I have seen major improvements. Every movement that is taught is extremely applicable to my sport, which makes it easy to stay motivated because I can see direct results in my game. I come out of every session believing I have gotten faster and more powerful. 

5. What is your ultimate goal in soccer?

My ultimate goal is to play professionally in Europe for the Everton Ladies. 

6. What advice can you give young female soccer players who aspire to get to your level? 

Never lose sight of why you love soccer. You may not like early morning practices or tough conditioning sessions, but find a way to visualize how those tough days are fuelling your love for the game.

SPORTS THERAPY TEAM IS GROWING!

New Physiotherapist:
Jacob Carter, MScPT, BKin, SFMA

Jacob Carter has been involved in the rehabilitation and fitness world for over 10 years and strives to offer the most comprehensive physiotherapy possible.  He is a graduate of the Acadia University’s Bachelor of Kinesiology program (Specializing in Sports Rehabilitation), and Queen’s University Master of Science in Physical Therapy program. 

Jacob is passionate about professional development and continues to build on his existing knowledge and skill-sets.  Excluding conferences and mentorship, he has taken over 15 post-graduate courses over the past three years and is certified to provide Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), Anatomical Acupuncture, Spinal Manipulation, Mulligan Mobilizations, Selective Functional Movement Assessments, and Functional Movement Screens. Jacob is currently completing his Level 3 Manual Therapy courses as he works towards becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT).  He has been a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Orthopaedic Division since 2011, and is a committee member of the Southern Alberta Orthopaedic Unit.

Jacob treats a wide cross section of clients from children to seniors, and Olympic athletes to weekend warriors.  He also has a combined 5+ years of experience working with people after motor vehicle accidents. He specializes in movement assessments, injury rehabilitation, and injury prevention.  While he enjoys treating all musculoskeletal concerns, he has a special interest in treating the neck, shoulder, lower back and knee. 


New Massage Therapist:
January Learmond, RMT

January Learmond is a new graduate from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  She just moved to Calgary and is extremely excited to start her career in conjunction with the team at The Athlete Factory!  January originally went to college for business administration and after 9 years in administrative roles in medical and business offices she decided to pursue her dream of working as a health care provider.  That is how her journey into Massage Therapy started! 
 
January has since completed 2500 hours of practical application of massage including; MET’s, bone mobilization, fascial integration, hydrotherapy, and exercise re-habilitation.  An osteopathic approach to looking at the whole body instead of chasing pain and symptoms helps her provide clients with an efficient and effective way of treating their dysfunctions. It is January’s pleasure to work together with each client and their coaching teams in order to achieve their highest performance goals.  
 

 
Visit our reception or call 403 255 7703 to book your appointment today!

Athlete Factory Sports Therapy Clinic

IMPORTANT DATES

Holiday Hours
- Monday August 3rd 9am-4pm

Performance Assessments
- Wednesday August 5th 5:30pm
- Tuesday August 11th 7:30pm
- Saturday August 22nd 10:00am

Athlete Memberships available for $30/month! 

ATHLETE NEWS

Afam Muojeke looking good form at his NBA camps & trials. 

Kirstie Kasko qualified for her second Para Pan American Games. At the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships in Toronto she was second in the 200m freestyle, and was third in both the 100m breaststroke and 100m backstroke.


Michelle Salt qualified for the National Development Para-cycling team and competed in her first World Cup para-cycling race in Germany.

Rugby players Nick Blevins & Gordie McRorie performing well for Canada at the Pacific Nations Cup.

Dakota Krebs who will be attending the Tri-City Americans (WHL) training camp in late August. 

Rugby player Sya Trafford named to the Canada U20 long list with a chance to compete at the upcoming Can Am Cup. 

Golfer Chris Horton was the low score at the Alberta Golf Men's Am Qualifier at Murfields Lake. 

Matt Dyck made the Team Alberta Baseball team. 

Golfer Logan Carver was 3rd at the Canadian Junior Golf Association National Order of Merit and qualified for the Canadian Amateur Tournament in Toronto.

Celeste Holy, Alex Lamacchia, Lucy Faba and Alycia Kanters of the CBA Cobra 8 Team came 1st at the West Coast Championship in Las Vegas, they also won the Western National Championships.

Golfer Geoff Fry qualified for Canadian Amateur in Toronto.

Swimmer Sebastian Somerset is set to compete in Age Group Nationals in 400m IM, 50m,100m and 200m fly.

Shay and Sharnae Sedres of Foothills soccer are all set for provincials. 

Hamish Jordan is set to try out for Stampeder Bantam football team.

Rhett Freiter, a member of the Alberta Soccer Association, was named to the players of distinction team at the Pacific Challenge Cup in Vancouver. 

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