Alex Barton, Athletic Therapist
Alex Barton graduated from Sheridan college with a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Athletic Therapy and is a member in good standing with the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association (CATA) and the Ontario Athletic Therapy Association (OATA). She is an Emergency First Responder and recipient of a lifesaving commendation from St. John Ambulance. She has worked with a variety of different patients ranging from dedicated athletes, weekend warriors, and factory workers to your average Joe.
Alex is a Certified Provider in the Shift Concussion Management Program specializing in concussion management and rehabilitation. She also provides Baseline Testing for concussions to most sports team in the area.
You do not need to be an athlete to see an Athletic Therapist. Alex specializes in return to work, return to sport or return to play. She believes in creating functional exercise programs for each individual, so they can get back to doing what they love. She has worked with many different sports teams including but not limited to: rugby, football, soccer, hockey and field hockey at all different levels including Collingwood Collegiate Institute’s Jr. and Sr. football teams. She was an Assistant Athletic Therapist at the University of Guelph and worked with the Varsity Athletes on the field and in the clinic. During her time at Guelph she went to the CIS’ Field hockey championships were Guelph won Bronze and travelled with the Men’s Varsity Soccer team to England. During her schooling she worked with the University of Waterloo Men’s rugby team and the Women’s hockey team. She also worked with Industrial Athletes at The S.M.A.R.T Clinic at Honda Canada Manufacturing and has experience working in multidisciplinary clinics where she worked with orthopedic surgeons and gained experience with knee and hip replacements, fractured ankles, ACL Repairs and meniscus repairs.
Alex uses different Athletic Therapy techniques such as rehabilitative exercise, myofascial release techniques, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue release, and Micro- current Point Stimulation Neuromechanical Therapy (similar to acupuncture without puncturing the skin). She specializes in treating acute and chronic muscoskeletal injuries, on field emergency care, concussion management, return to sport protocols, prophylactic taping and orthopedic and custom bracing.
Outside of work, Alex enjoys travelling, the outdoors, skiing, swimming, scuba diving, running, yoga and dance. She was a lifeguard and swim instructor for 7 years and has always enjoyed water activities such as paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, and rowing etc. and is a certified rescue diver.
Alex is relatively new to the Collingwood area, she is originally from just outside of Hamilton from a small town called Flamborough and looks forward to working with the people and athletes of Collingwood!
Alex also offers custom bracing here at Synergy!