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Lead Therapist-Men’s Senior National Team

Volleyball Canada

Posted 4 months ago



Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Job Description

  • Develop and deliver therapy support, including manual therapies and other modalities, to members of the Men’s Senior National Team Program in training AND competition
  • Conducting baseline musculoskeletal assessments of athletes and screenings to assess health and physical condition.
  • Lead primary prevention initiatives on and away from the field of play.
  • Managing immediate and longer-term rehabilitation of athletes (maintain accurate and up to date electronic medical records (EMR), assist in coordinating specialist appointments and consultations)
  • Developing treatment plans based on clinical assessment, diagnostic imaging, and other consultations.
  • Evaluate current research to broaden your knowledge of the sport as well as general knowledge of trends and findings within the field of therapy.
  • Maintain medical supply inventory and coordinate the packing of medical kit and extra equipment when the team travels to competitions.
  • Develop appropriate Emergency Action Plan for various training environments.
  • Communicate effectively as part of a high performing interdisciplinary team.
  • Work using a collaborative approach to tackle sport specific challenges and questions.
  • Consult and refer specific athlete issues to relevant practitioners within the IST.
  • Adhere to any professional codes of conduct appropriate to your profession or other codes of conduct that might be deemed applicable to sports science and sports medicine practitioners in general.
  • Present workshops, lectures and seminars as required by the Lead, Integrated Support Team (including but not limited to, Advanced Coaching Diploma, Coaching Conferences, National Sport Science & Medicine Advisory Committee meeting)

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Qualifications Required

  • Advanced degree (M.Sc.) in Physiotherapy or Certified Athletic Therapist in good standing with CATA.
  • Sport Physiotherapy Certificate or Diploma (SPC), FCAMPT, Acupuncture and IMS certification would be considered assets.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a high-performance sport environment (including National and International Competitions).
  • Experience developing and implementing injury prevention routines for athletes.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Sport System would be an asset.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Bilingualism is an asset.
  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment with a high degree of independence and initiative.
  • Good team building skills and the ability to be flexible and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and previous involvement within, an International/Professional sport environment
  • Valid driver’s license is an asset.

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