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ATHLETIC THERAPISTS

Meet our team of certified athletic therapists in the Sport Medicine Centre. 

Meet our Athletic Therapists

The Sport Medicine Centre’s certified athletic therapists provide injury assessments, rehabilitation and injury prevention services for the University of Calgary varsity teams. Treatments are tailored for each athlete.

Athletic therapists work with sport medicine physicians, coaching teams and trainers to help athletes safely return to sport. Patients are treated using various therapies such as manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription, bracing and taping.

Learn more about our athletic therapists below. 

Chris Linder, athletic therapist for the University of Calgary

Chris Linder, BKin, CAT(C)

Chris has more than 12 years experience as an athletic therapist working in elite level sports. He has been working in varsity athletics at the University of Calgary since 2013.

His areas of expertise are on-field sports injury care, sports injury assessment, sports injury reconditioning, strength and conditioning, soft tissue mobilization techniques and correcting dysfunctional movement.


Micah Reim, Certified Athletic Therapist

Micah Reim, BKin, CAT(C)

Micah is a certified athletic therapist with clinical and field experience, and he works with varsity athletes at the University of Calgary. He has experience with sports such as hockey, rugby, football, soccer, judo and wrestling.

He is passionate about helping people achieve their goals. His focus is on neurological performance and optimization. He enjoys continuous learning and stays on top of new research and therapies available in the industry.


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Melissa Roth, BKin, CAT(C)

Melissa assesses and treats injuries in emergency, return to play, and in clinical settings.  She has worked with recreational and elite athletes of all ages (rugby, football, court sports, baseball, pro bull riding, and more). She has mainly been in football for the past 10 years working with youth players as they develop, assisting them at the varsity level and watching them move on to the CFL.

Her skills include developing professional relationships and rapport with athletes, parents, coaches, game officials, and healthcare professionals. She has creative and effective communication techniques to explain injury information, care recommendations, and scientific/therapeutic theory principles to manage and prevent injuries.


Bonnie Sutter, head athletic therapist at the Sport Medicine Centre at the University of Calgary

Bonnie Sutter, BPE, BEd, CAT(C)

Bonnie has been an athletic therapist for more than 25 years, and she has been the head athletic therapist for the University of Calgary Dinos since 2004. She excels as a mentor and instructor, and she has been involved in research projects at the university.

She understands the training and preparation athletes dedicate to their sport and she ensures athlete development is managed well to prevent injuries and mental health issues helping athletes to achieve their goals.

Learn more about athletic therapy here.