User:Christina Nowak

Education: 2015 - Present, Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science, Strength training in vulnerable, older adults 2011-2013 Master of Science in Physiotherapy

Work: 2013-2015 South City Physiotherapy, Guelph ON - Private and OHIP funded models - 65+ age group 2013- Present Element CrossFit, Mississauga ON - Sports and Older adult populations - run group "Boomers" program for strength training for older adults 2014- Present Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), School of Rehabilitation Science, Physiotherapy Program, McMaster University

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Christina finished her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto in 2007 before continuing into her Masters of Physiotherapy at McMaster University, graduating in 2013. She is currently a treating therapist at Element CrossFit/ Element Therapy + where she uses largely exercise-based rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries. She has also worked within a OHIP model of care in a private practice. In both settings, she is a believer in the strength of exercise for rehabilitation, especially in an older demographic. Her interest in this lead her to begin her PhD part time in 2015. Her project is related to strength training principles for healthy aging and longevity.

Christina took her CrossFit Level I in April of 2012. Feeling she needed to learn more about exercise prescription, she obtained Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) accreditation through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She interned at McMaster University in Strength and Conditioning with women’s rugby. She was a field therapist with the medical team for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Ontario Canada where she helped with the athletes in the football tournament. She has worked with kids with a variety of skill levels for sports specific training including hockey, tennis, rowing and swimming as well as rhythmic gymnastics with the Special Olympics

Education

2015- Present: Doctor of Philosophy, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada 

2011-2013: Masters of Physiotherapy, McMaster Univeristy, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 

2007-2011: Honours Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Physiotherapy Association 

Professional Appointments

2015 - Present: Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University

2014- 2015: Assistant Clinical Associate, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University 

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www.staveoff.ca 

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