Christina Nowak MScPT, CSCS, PhD (c)

Registered Physiotherapist

STAVE OFF

Address: 14- 1187 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7M3E1, Canada

Social Media Links

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Academic Background

  • 2015- Present - PhD (c), School of Rehabilitation Science. McMaster University
  • Thesis: The use of high-intensity strength training to prevent functional decline in at-risk older adults 
  • 2011-2013 - MScPT, McMaster 
  • 2007-2011 -HBSc in Neuroscience, U of T

Specialties & Certifications

  • CSCS
  • CF-L1
  • CF-Mob
  • Starting Strength

Athletic & Training Background

Currently training for my first powerlifting meet. 
September 9, 2017: 63 kg. Elite Powerlifting Association. Current total: 255 lbs/ 185 lbs/ 255 lbs
Compete in local CrossFit competitions
2014: 3rd Place East Regional; Team Crossfit Outlaw North
Experience competing in bodybuilding/figure competition - provincially qualified 2012

Current Role Working with Athletes

Rehabilitation of muscular injuries as well as pre-habilitation through gym programs aimed for functional strengthening across the lifespan and with different groups.

Professional Philosophy

I believe in an exercise-focussed approach to rehabilitation using manual therapy as an adjunct as needed for pain and movement quality.

"Your body needs to be strong enough to handle what you're asking it to do"