Rebecca Margel

MScPT, Physiotherapist

Born and raised in Ontario, I moved to Calgary in 2011, working in Oil and Gas and volunteering with adults with disabilities. In my first year in Calgary, I started rock climbing, completed my first triathlon, and ran distances I never thought possible. I pushed my body in ways I never had before, injuring my hip in the process. 

What I loved most about physio as a patient was the sense of empowerment I got from learning about my body and being given the tools to make myself better, faster, stronger. Rather than just doing my exercises and calling it a day, I applied to do my Master’s in Physiotherapy and I’ve never looked back. 

I love meeting people, I am passionate about empowering them to understand their bodies and giving them the tools to improve their function, mobility, and sports performance. At the end of the day, exercise is medicine. The best feeling in the world is having a patient come back to me for a follow-up appointment and telling me “I did that exercise and I’m starting to feel better” or “my pain is gone” or “I’ve never run that far and felt so good”.  

 

I treat a diversity of people from a spectrum of athletic and cultural backgrounds, of all ages and abilities. From 5k runners to professional rodeo athletes and professional musicians, I use critical thinking to help you prevent injury and rehabilitate your body. 

In my spare time, I love to hike, run, climb, skate, and swim. On more sedentary days you can find me nerding out with a physio podcast or a good book, or sometimes fifteen episodes into a Netflix binge because we all have those days. Say hi if you see me at the lake, on the trail or at the crag!