Public Lecture: “Springing into Action: Running Injury Prevention Tips”
Speaker: Agnes Makowski, Chief Physiotherapist for Skate Canada
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 500 University Ave, Room 140
Fee: $10/$5 for students & seniors
Agnes is a difference-maker in the lives of active individuals of all abilities, within the areas of injury prevention, exercise medicine, musculoskeletal health and sport physiotherapy. She enjoys collaborating with others in a coordinated team effort in helping people reach their health, activity and performance goals. Being mindful and respectful of diversity, Agnes has made the integration of best evidence principles a focus of her professional practice.
Passionate about the role of physiotherapy in sport, Agnes has contributed to the Health Sciences Teams at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. She currently serves as the Chief Physiotherapist for Skate Canada and contributes to the Integrated Support Teams (ISTs) of Gymnastics Canada and Wheelchair Basketball Canada. Agnes will also be providing Sport Physiotherapy Leadership to the Wheelchair Basketball Venue at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto this fall.
Agnes is inspired by the philosophy that “exercise is medicine“, and promotes this attitude with patients and team members of all ages and abilities. She enjoys keeping active outdoors, is grateful for the opportunity to learn through travel and promotes the power of physiotherapy globally.