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Our Massage Therapists specialize in the therapeutic treatment and advancement of athletes. In addition to massage therapy, we offer fascial stretch therapy, cupping, functional movement screening, athletic taping, and concussion screening.
Here at SHIELD Performance Therapy, we are committed to helping our athletes reach peak performance, as well as providing therapy to our lifestyle fitness clients.
Alex Abbott, RMT
Alex is a former elite hockey player, and has since dedicated her career in the therapeutic treatment and advancement of athletes.
Alex has worked as the head therapist for the Burlington Cougars Junior A Hockey Team, was a member of the therapy team at the IIHF World Junior Tournament, and provided care for the Rugby Canada Men's 15's during the World Cup qualifying matches.
Alex is an integral part of our team at SHIELD Performance, providing quality care for both our athletes and lifestyle fitness clients.
Prateek completed his Master in Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto and prior to this obtained his Honours in Kinesiology degree at McMaster University with distinction.
What drives Prateek is to get his patients back into their favorite activities and hobbies without limitations. Whether that be facilitating healing from an injury, day-to-day aches and pains, improving performance, or working towards injury prevention. As a captain of his hockey team growing up in the GTHL, he understands how debilitating it can be to not be able to not be at your best due to physical restraints, which is what pushes him to achieve meaningful results. He has extensive experience treating people of all ages and disciplines from elite athletes to recreational athletes to the general population.
To treat various musculoskeletal injuries, Prateek uses a combination of direct hands-on manual therapy, individualized functional exercises, and uses a Western medical approach to acupuncture when warranted to provide the basis of his treatments. As well, his background as a personal trainer helps guide his rehabilitation goals. Whatever your issue, Prateek is sure to create an individualized physiotherapy treatment program to help you recover.