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Athlete Factory Monthly Newsletter - October 2018

The Factory News

October 2018


This Month's Featured Athlete

Gage Kingsmith
19 years old
Tennis
Gage Kingsmith is a tennis player at Eastern Illinois University. Throughout his career, he has had many successes, but one of his most memorable moments was shared with his varsity teammates; clinching their spot in the conference tournament against Tennessee State University. “We were able to win in a tightly contested match with a lot on the line. This not only gave our team a lot of confidence, but it gave myself confidence that I was able to use throughout the rest of season,” says Gage.
 
But Gage does not plan for that to be the height of his success, he has lofty goals that he is working hard to achieve. He aspires to become a professional tennis player, competing in tournaments on the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) World Tour. Gage knows his dreams are big, but he does not shy away. “It’s a long road ahead of me, and I’m hopeful I can work hard enough to reach my goal!” The constant ability to progress every day is what motivates Gage to keep doing better. “Over the past few years I’ve been able to get a little bit better everyday, whether it’s through fitness, my tennis on the court, or through mental training,” he says.
 
Gage has much appreciation for the Athlete Factory, stating that “I was fortunate enough to come to the Athlete Factory and have an awesome experience, and I have so much gratitude towards all the coaches, especially Tom Clifford”. The Athlete Factory strives to support its athletes and provide them with the tools necessary to not just compete, but to excel at the highest of levels. For tennis, our distinctive work in coordination effects changes in critical agility capability that is almost non-existent elsewhere. “Training at the Athlete Factory is different than any other fitness program that I have ever gone through. Their attention to detail, focus and willingness to help even when you’re not in the gym is second to none. I feel taken care of and feel like I’m maximizing my ability as an athlete. Every coach at the Athlete Factory is there to help you on your journey as an athlete,” adds Gage.
 
When asked what advice he would give to aspiring athletes, Gage says “Enjoy what you do. You have the opportunity to be an elite athlete in your sport, so enjoy it while it lasts!”
Welcome Back 
Clinic Director 
Dr Richard Robinson
In case you  have not heard, the Athlete Factory Sports Therapy Clinic is very excited to welcome back Richard Robinson D.C as Clinic Director.

With Dr. Robinson comes a skilled team of chiropractors, physiotherapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists. Our Patient centered multi-disciplinary clinic ensures you receive the highest quality of care! Let our team help you achieve your optimal level of performance.

Services Provided:
Chiropractic                Acupuncture                     Laser
Physiotherapy            Shockwave                       A.R.T
Massage Therapy      Concussion Management    

To help streamline your visit we offer:
  • Direct billing for many extended health care plans - let our administrative team look after your billing needs.
  • Online booking - book an appointment with any of our practitioners through our website. 
Dr. Richard Robinson works closely with the rest of our Sports Therapists to provide the highest standard of care. Not only do they treat and rehabilitate injuries, but they also help the patient prevent injuries and ultimately help them optimize their performance.

Having gained his B.Sc Hons. in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, Dr. Robinson went on to obtain his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer college of Chiropractic in San Jose, USA. In the years since, he has gained extensive experience in his field, some of his certifications include an International Chiropractic Sports Sciences Diploma, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Massage Therapist.

While taking any opportunity to further his extensive knowledge, Dr. Robinson has worked with a huge array of world-class athletes. He was a member of the Canadian Olympic Medal Team in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2014. He has also worked with the National Sports Centre in Calgary, the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team, the Canadian Hockey, Speed Skating, Bobsled and Alpine Skiing national teams.

Dr. Robinson is also adjunct faculty at Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus in San Jose, California and the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.

By applying his renowned experience to all his clients, no matter their goals or injuries, Dr. Robinson leaves each client knowing their optimal physical condition is being looked after in every possible way.
Sports Therapy Clinic Also Welcomes
Dr Chris Hildebrandt
Dr. Hildebrandt enjoyed hockey, biking and snowboarding while growing up in Calgary. His aggressive participation in these activities led him to appreciate the benefits of chiropractic care which drove his pursuit of related training.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary he moved to Portland Oregon where he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Chiropractic studies at the University of Western States (UWS). Through additional studies he also achieved a Masters of Science in Sports Medicine from UWS. The Sports Medicine program provided the opportunity to work extensively with athletes of all ages in a variety of sports. Dr. Hildebrandt strives to provide his patients with the highest quality of care which will lead to health and performance improvements and to a higher quality of life. To achieve these objectives, he continues to develop his professional skills. He has received further training through the Motion Palpation Institute as well as Complete Concussion Management (CCMI), and  is certified in Active Release Technique (ART). He blends a combination of chiropractic manipulation, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy and ART to develop a treatment plan that will enable his patients to return to the level of activity that they desire.

During his spare time Dr. Hildebrandt continues to enjoy a variety of sporting activities. He is also an accomplished glider pilot and has experienced the joy of soaring with eagles in the mountains of B.C.

To book in with Dr. Hildebrandt, call our reception at 403-255-7703 or email.

Check out Some Outstanding Accomplishments from Our Athletes

Peyton Krebs has been named to NHL Central Scouting's October 'Players to Watch' list for the 2019 NHL Draft. See link.
 

Aleah Rodipe finished tied for 4th at the USKids Golf World Junior tournament.

Maddox Hagerty won the Southern Alberta Flag Football Championships and is off to Nationals. He also made his PeeWee AA hockey team as a first year and is currently leading the team in scoring.

Did we miss highlighting your accomplishment? Have a newsworthy 'win'?
Speak to your Lead Coach and they can ensure you are included in our next edition!
By the Numbers - September
TOP TESTING SCORES:
3 Double Leg Hop: Sam Gibb (7.87 m) / Sasha Nuttall (7.02 m)
10m Test:  Parker Carrier  (1.066 sec) / Maria Wheeler (1.79 sec)
30m Test: Joban Kuber (4.203 sec) / Julia Foster (4.184 sec)
T-Test: Jonah Arseneau (7.362 sec) / Ella Clayton (7.828 sec)
PC Test: Matt Dunn (51 lengths) / Ella Clayton (49 lengths)
Important Dates
PERFORMANCE TESTING
October 20th at 2pm
October 22nd at 8 pm
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