Andrea Stephen – Registered Physiotherapist

Andrea holds a B.Sc. in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto and has well over a decade of experience in both private practice and in the field of high-performance sport. 

From 2017 until last year Andrea was highly involved with the Canadian National Track and field team and held the position of Lead therapist for Athletics Canada’s East Hub.  In addition to her role in the daily training environment she was a member of the Integrated Support Team (IST) for several high-profile sporting events and continues to be the personal therapist for 2023 World Champion decathlete Pierce Lepage.

She started her career in Para-Athletics (track and field) which resulted in her being the first Lead Para therapist for Athletics Canada.  During that time Andrea obtained her international classification certification for intellectual impairment and national classification certification for physical impairment. 

In private practice Andrea uses a variety of manual therapy, modalities and exercise progressions to help her clients get back to optimal health and performance.  She has a special interest in lower body injuries (hip, knee, and ankle/foot). 

Her passion for physio and patient recovery success is apparent.  She is also practices in Acupuncture and Blood Flow Restriction Therapy.

Previous Event Coverage

2023 World Athletics Championships (Personal therapist) 

2020 Olympic Games

2019 & 2021 World Athletics Championships

2012 & 2016 Paralympic Games

2014 & 2018 Commonwealth Games

2015 & 2019 Pan Am Games

 

Sporting background: Soccer, SUP, golf and track & field

Interests: Fitness, reading, sports documentaries

Passionate about: Family & friends, travel & health

Favourite quote: Do things you like with people you like, in places you like, as often as you like.