Brittni graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2018 and went on to complete her Master’s of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Manitoba. Throughout her time in school she has had the opportunity to work with sports teams and athletes, ranging from recreational to elite, and has been able to collaborate closely with a diverse group of health care professionals.
Physical activity and health promotion have been a very important part of Brittni’s life, which has spurred her desire to help individuals of all ages and abilities to achieve their goals. She is very passionate about expanding her knowledge about exercise and manual therapy and plans to continue her education in the advanced orthopaedic levels. Brittni has taken a particular interest in Pelvic Health and fitness, completing a variety of courses in that field. She believes in a team approach to health care and strives to foster autonomy in all her patients.
In her spare time, Brittni loves running, hot yoga, and spending time with friends and family. Now that she lives in closer proximity to the mountains she plans on taking up hiking and maybe even learning to ski!
Naomi graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from ULeth followed by her Masters in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Alberta.
Naomi's physio methods include a thorough assessment of how you move, including your gait, mobility, strength capacity and more. She utilizes hands on manual therapy techniques, joint and soft tissue techniques, and teaches patients how to incorporate these into their treatment plans.
Naomi has taken elective courses in massage therapy, sport therapy and athletic taping, as well as on field emergency assessments. Naomi's special interests include treating neck and back pain, shoulders as well as foot/ankle pain.
Naomi is a busy bee who enjoys trying new things and staying active whether it's scuba diving and free diving, rock climbing, horse back riding/training, roping, trail running, curling, skating, weight training, and hunting/fishing.
Certified Athletic Therapist
Brittany Mercier is a Certified Athletic Therapist with a Masters in Biomechanics and a Diploma in Sports Nutrition from the International Olympic Committee. Her aim is to optimize health and performance for individuals in all stages of their health journeys.
Brittany enjoys her personal passions of training and competing in endurance sports, including triathlon, road cycling and running. These blend into her clinical experience, for which she offers nutritional services and biomechanical assessments.
Strength and Conditioning Director
Jacalyn's Education and Strength and Conditioning Experience:
MScPT University of Alberta Physical Therapy
BKin University of Manitoba Athletic Therapy
HScKin McMaster University
CSCS, CAT(C), ACC, STR
Physiotherapist University of Lethbridge (2016-present)
Strength & Conditioning Coach Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (2014-2015)
Athletic Therapist Hockey Alberta High Performance Teams (2012-2017)
Athletic Therapist Edge School for Athletes (2014-2016)
Athletic Therapist Barrie Baycats Baseball Club (2012-2013)
Intern Strength & Conditioning Coach Hamilton Bulldogs AHL Hockey Club (2008-2009)
Strength & Conditioning Coach McMaster University (2007-2010)
Strength & Conditioning Coach Edmonton Oilers Hockey School (2008)
Gray graduated with a Bachelors of Kinesiology with a major in Human Kinetics from the
University of Regina, followed by completing his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta.
Gray uses an in-depth hands on physical assessment looking at movement patterns, strength, and functional tasks in order to identify potential causes for patients impairments. Having a background in human kinetics allows for a critical evaluation and adjustment of movement patterns to help patients return to what they enjoy doing. He uses targeted exercise prescription along with adjunct therapies including manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, and
active muscle stimulation to help patients reach their goals.
Gray has taken elective courses in massage therapy, sport therapy, and chronic pain which allows him to make individualized treatments plans tailored to specific patient needs and lifestyles.
Gray has a background in competitive hockey, playing in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (Humboldt Broncos), North American Junior Hockey League (Odessa Jackalopes), and USports (University of Regina), where he has gained experience in training at a high level and incorporates that knowledge into patient care. He wants to help patients get from where they
are to where they want to be, whether it is returning to work, play, or performance.
Registered Massage Therapist
Michaela is a registered massage therapist who has been practicing since 2008. She graduated from Medicine Hat College with a diploma in Massage Therapy as well as a post-diploma certificate in Sports Massage Therapy.
Michaela has been able to obtain a variety of skills and hands-on experience, working with many different people along the way. She has taken on various opportunities such as athletics-oriented therapy with the MHC Rattlers women's basketball team, various volunteer events, clinical experience in an adult inpatient psychiatry ward as well as various work settings to include physiotherapy clinics, chiropractic clinics, and various high-end spas.
Michaela has taken many massage courses outside of college and continues to educate herself on the various ways she can aid her clients. She has over 180 hours of additional training to include visceral manipulation, ethics, massage therapy and mental/mood disorders, aromatherapy, and myofascial release. She has a Bachelor of Health Science from Thompson Rivers University and is currently working on a Bachelor of Science majoring in Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge.
Michaela takes a holistic approach to her clients, blending the various techniques and investigating the origin of the client's issues, while empowering clients to take charge of their own health and wellbeing. She has a special interest in working with women's health issues, end of life, seniors, post-surgery/scar tissue, visceral/organ release, emotional distress (anxiety, depression, grieving), headaches, nerve issues (carpal tunnel, sciatica), and sacroiliac (SI)/pelvis issues.
In her spare time, Michaela enjoys hiking, road trips, creating art, travelling, playing tabletop games, training in medieval martial arts, and spending time with her partner and cats.
Danica is our Clinic Lead, she does administration, booking, scheduling. If you have any questions about Rebound Performance Centre come see her.
She also is running the recovery corner and tools in the clinic.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, going on walks or hikes with her husky and being outdoors.
Tim Takahashi has been a Certified Athletic Therapist and Exercise Physiologist working in private practice in Lethbridge since 1998. He holds a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Exercise Physiologist.
Tim is an owner at all three clinic locations (Rebound Health Centre, Fit Physiotherapy and Fit Health Lethbridge).
Bruce completed his Bachelor's of Science degree (Biology) from the University of Lethbridge. He then completed his Master's of Physical Therapy degree from Idaho State University and then returned to Lethbridge in 2002. In conjunction with his physiotherapy practice, Bruce is an instructor at Lethbridge College. Bruce is an owner at all three clinic locations (Rebound Health Centre, Fit Physiotherapy and Fit Health Lethbridge).
In his free time you may find Bruce running around Henderson Lake or hiking in Waterton with his family.