Magda Schlegel MPT, BSc Kin
I graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2010 and from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. Since graduation from Physiotherapy I have continued to take courses to further my skills in manual therapy having completed Level 3 Lower Quadrant with the Orthopaedic Division of Canadian Physiotherapy Association. I have also become certified in biomedical dry needling which I find to be an asset to my treatments. I have also completed training in pelvic health and am interested in treating women with incontinence, prolapse and pelvic girdle pain. I have a special interest in working with peri and postnatal women especially after my experience with pregnancies and the birth of my two children.
I have strong background in exercise physiology and exercise prescription from working as a kinesiologist as well as completing the ACSM - Certified Exercise Specialist and the CSEP - Certified Exercise Physiologist certifications. I truly believe that exercise is medicine! My goal when working with clients is to provide them with the tools, through education and exercise, that will allow them to best self-manage their pain and/or injury and help them to reach their goals, whether that’s a walk around the block or running a marathon.
I have become a strong believer in the idea of “pre-habilitation”, meaning that prescreening or preventive measures is key to the prevention of injuries down the road. I want all my clients to be able to enjoy their sport or recreational activities for as long as possible and will do my best to always encourage my clients to keep moving, even if that means we need to make some modifications in the short term to reach our long term goals. My job is to help guide this graded return to sport or activity and to give you the education and confidence to know when to push forward to the next step or the need to hold back and “rest” a little longer.
My love for movement, and the human body with all its complexities, comes from my background as a dancer and dance teacher here in Calgary. I have completed the Grade 8 Royal Academy of Dance examination with Distinction and I have a special interest in working with dancers. Since retiring from dance, I have taken up running and have completed 3 half marathons and a handful of 10 km races. I also enjoy working with runners to help them best prepare and plan their training in order to meet their goals, however big or small.
Currently, I enjoy staying active by running, hiking and biking with my family, and downhill skiing.