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April 12/17 20:44 pm - CSIO Welcomes New Physiotherapist to Work with Cycling

Posted by Editoress on 04/12/17

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is pleased to announce the hiring of Physiotherapist, Aly Hodgins, who will be working with Track Cycling and athletes based out of CSIO's satellite facility at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton.

Aly is joining the CSIO team while current Physiotherapist, Laura Hutchinson is on maternity leave.

Aly brings with her a vast background and experience, having graduated with a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and completed a Sports Physiotherapy Fellowship at Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic at Western University. She also holds a Sports Physiotherapy Certificate and certification for Integrated Dry Needling.

Aly has worked with athletes from a variety of sports including track and field, swimming and soccer. Previous roles that she has held include the Lead Physiotherapist, Varsity Football at Western University; IST Team Member, Varsity Athletics at University of Guelph; and Lead Physiotherapist, Varsity Women's Soccer Team at University of Guelph.

In her role, Aly will be working primarily with the National and Provincial level Track Cycling athletes and coaches based at the velodrome in Milton. Aly joins a team of CSIO expert sport science and medicine practitioners that collaborate and work together as an Integrated Support Team (IST) both in the daily training environment and in competition settings. One of Aly's focuses in her role will be on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injury.

"We're excited to have Aly join our team and continue the valuable contribution that Laura has made," said Andrea Wooles, Science, Medicine, and Innovation Manager at Cycling Canada.  "Aly and Laura work really well together and that's a great indicator that we've found a good fit for our team as a whole. CSIO has again shown themselves to be an outstanding partner through our collaboration on this hiring as well as continued support of a majority of our integrated support team for Track Cycling, and it's a pleasure to work with them."


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