The Team

Athletic Therapists

Our Athletic Therapists

JR Justesen

Judy MacKasey,

CAT(C), B.P.E. Certified Athletic Therapist

You do not need to be an athlete to see Judy; her ideal client is a motivated individual with a positive attitude willing to take the necessary steps to deal with their injury to pursue their goals.
Judy has 20 years of experience that encompasses clinical work in multi-disciplinary clinics, owning a clinic for 13 years in Canmore, Ab., touring with Cirque du Soleil, and being a team therapist for several sports.
Best known for returning professional and elite athletes back to their sport after an injury, Certified Athletic Therapists use the same sport medicine approach to quickly rehabilitate your injury – resulting in faster recovery, reduced chance of further injury, and fewer visits to your health care professional.

Certifications & Techniques

Active Release Techniques (ART)
Muscle Energy of the Thoracic Spine
Running Injury Clinic Biomechanics
Sports First Responder Certification
Doping Control Officer

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Athletic Therapy Association
BC Athletic Therapy Association
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Volunteer Community Service

Working at sporting events is a passion for Judy. She devotes her time to 1-14 events a year providing field coverage at events ranging from local to International level. Below are a few examples:

1992/1993 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – Men’s Hockey Team
1991/1992 South Side Athletics Midget AAA Hockey, Edmonton, Alberta
1992 St. Albert Rugby Football Association,
1993 National Ultimate Championships
1996-1998 World Cup Mountain Biking Races (7 events)
1996 National Women's Soccer
1997 National Gymnastics Competition
2000/1999 National Figure Skating Championships
2015/1999 Pan Am Games
1996-1999 Rugby: Men’s, Women’s, Levels from High School, Club to International Play
2002 National XC Ski Championship
2003 Canadian Biathlon Nationals
2003- 2007 Therapist for National Cross Country Ski Team
1996-1999 Eastern Ontario Women’s Rugby
1993/1994 University of Ottawa –Women’s Volleyball Team
2015 National Youth Climbing Team Therapist (World Championships, Italy)
2014 National Youth Climbing Team Therapist (Pan Ams -Mexico, World Championships - New Caledonia)
2014, 02- 07 Wolverines High School Football
2003-05 TransRockies Mountain Bike Race
2005 Cross Country Skiing World Cup
2007 Canada Winter Games
2010 Vancouver Olympics
2014 Alberta Winter Games
2003 Canadian Biathlon Nationals
2002 National XC Ski Championships

Judy volunteered with the Canmore High School football team for 7 years attending practices and games to keep the players safe. She has volunteered at Canada Winter Games, Pan Ams, and the Vancouver Olympics. She has travelled as a dedicated team therapist with hockey, rugby, football, soccer, and climbing.