Kristen Vandergriendt

Certified Athletic Therapist / Registered Massage Therapist

yongestudio@totum.ca

Kristen received her Bachelor of Arts Honours Kinesiology degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2007. She went on to obtain her Bachelors of Applied Health Science in Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College in 2010, and became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2012.

Kristen has experience working with a wide variety of sports — volleyball, lacrosse, rugby, hockey, football and baseball, to name a few. Athletes she has worked with varied in calibre from high school athletes, college and university sports teams to provincial and national level athletes, and everything in between.

Since graduating, Kristen has special interest in orthopaedic and sports injuries, and works with an orthopaedic surgeon. She educates patients on their surgery and their post-operative rehabilitation programs which she has developed to suit each individual client. Her extensive field and clinical expertise working with multi-sport athletes of varying calibre enables her to cater each rehabilitation program to every individual’s strengths and weaknesses.

Kristen, a Certified Athletic Therapist, graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts, Honors Specialization in Kinesiology. She went on to further her education, receiving a Bachelor of Applied Health Science in Athletic Therapy at Sheridan College.

She has been recognized by the Ontario and Canadian Athletic Therapy Associations. She is the recipient of the OATA Annual scholarship, Sheridan College First Responder Scholarship, Robert Firth Memorial Scholarship and the CATA writing award.

Kristen has the skills and knowledge to help her clients and athletes achieve their dreams and their full potential. As a former athlete herself, it was her passion for sport that inspired her to study in this field. She understands the drive it takes to excel and she works with each individual client to motivate them to excel too. She sets high but attainable goals for both herself and her clients, and implements aggressive rehabilitation programs to return her clients to activity as soon as possible.