Instructors

Kristy Wiltshire BSc Kin, RMT, CSMTA Sport Fellow Member

 

Kristy graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon, BC.  Kristy is a certified Sport Fellow Member of the CSMTA and was the CSMTA ON Chapter President and National AGM Committee Chair. Kristy also holds a B.A. (Hons) in kinesiology and physical education from Wilfrid Laurier.

 

Kristy currently working at Burlington Sports and Spine clinic as well as Life mark Physiotherapy (Meadowvale).  Kristy has experience working with all levels of athletes. Most recently she was selected for medical staff at Milton international cycling event at the new Velodrome that was built for 2015 PanAm’s.  

 

Kristy was selected as Host Medical at the Toronto 2015 PanAm Games and has previously worked at Host Medical for the Paralympics 2010, World Police and Fire Games and at CIS Soccer and Volleyball Nationals at Trinity Western University. Kristy has been part of the core medical team for the World University Games (FISU Games) and had had the unique experience of working with Cirque du Soliel in 2011.

 

Kristy has been on the CSMTA Examining Committee since 2010 and has the taught the Advanced Sport Massage course since 2011. Kristy, more recently, has taught with Remo Bucci at the 2014 CSMTA Conference Sport Massage course: Part 1 Upper Extremity.

Jonathan Maister  Bachelor of Social Science (University of Cape Town) CAT(C)  RMT, CSMTA Sport Fellow Member  

Jonathan is a Canadian certified Athletic Therapist, an Ontario registered Massage Therapist and Sport Fellow with the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association. In addition to a private practice in York region, he is faculty at Centennial College. He also works regularly with athletes at the Canadian Sport Institute (Ontario). He has lectured across Canada on a host of related topics, and has been guest speaker at the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association (USA), the University of Western Cape (South Africa) as well as the Israel Sport Therapy Association (on line). His lectures energetically illustrate the synergy of applied anatomy, mechanics of injury and successful manual intervention strategies.

Jonathan is a contributor to various journals including The Toronto Star, The Canadian and Ontario Athletic Therapy Newsletters, Massage Magazine (USA) and Massage Therapy (Canada). The latter two in which he has been featured in personal profiles.

 

Previous teaching experience includes staff positions at CCMH and ICT Kikkawa College as well as having presented at conferences of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA), the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO),  and the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA). He has also presented at the Massage Therapy Expo.

 

His current committee work involves chairing the Education Committee for the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association. In his private life he co-founded and co-chaired the Markham Solar Power Initiative which is a grassroots neighborhood environmental green energy organization.

 

He and his family live in Thornhill, Ontario.

Mike Grafstein B.Ph.Ed, CAT(C), RMT, CSMTA Sport Fellow Member

 

Mike is only one of four individuals in Canada that has designations as an Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Sport Fellow Member with the CSMTA.

He has worked with many sports and was the Head Therapist for Bryst International Soccer Academy from 2000-2017 where he over saw 10-12 soccer teams with players ageing from six to eighteen. He traveled many times to Europe with soccer as the only medical personal

Mike was a Senior Instructor and Clinic Supervisor at in the faculty of Massage Therapy at Elmcrest College (now Bryan College) for over 10 years.

His home away from home is Balanced Body Breakthrough in Newmarket and Meridian Spine and Sport in Richmond Hill. Mike practices Matrix Manual Therapy, Matrix Repatterning Therapy along with deep tissue massage. 

Mike was part of the Host Medical Team for Para Pan Am Games for track and field and was selected and was part of the Core Canadian Medical Team for the July 2019 FISU World University Games in Naples Italy. 

Currently Mike works with the Swim Ontario Team providing pre- inter and post sport massage at major swimming event (Junior Internationals and National Swim Trials.)

You can find out more about mike at    https://www.mikegrafstein.com/

 

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Karen Hyslop - Gibson BPE, RMT,  | Active Release Therapy (ART) Provider | Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider| CSMTA Sport Fellow Member

Karen holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from McMaster University and graduated in 2002 from the Canadian Therapeutic College and Hydrotherapy in Burlington. She is a Certified Active Release Provider, Contemporary Acupuncture for Health Care provider, and Kinesio-Tape provider. Currently a board member of the National Canadian Sport Massage Therapy Association.

Karen has worked with athletes at the local level in their developmental stages, to University, international and professional level athletes at the FISU games in Naples, Italy 2019 and South Korea in 2015, Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg , Manitoba 2017, Pan American Games in Hamilton 2015, World Junior Track and Field Championships in New Brunswick 2015, Para-Olympic Athletes in Vancouver in 2004. Karen has been selected for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games and 2022 Beijing Winter Games as part of the Core Medical Team. She also sits on League 1 Ontario Technical Committee (Soccer) as a medical advisor.

 

Along with her current practice at Main West Massage, Karen treats all conditions from headaches, muscle tightness, to post-operative joint replacements. She combines and incorporates many different techniques from ART, Cupping, Fascial work, and modalities heat/cold and acupuncture to provide specific care to each of her clients to provide the most effective treatments possible.

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 Remo Bucci RMT, CSMTA Sport Fellow Member

 

  • Certified Sport Fellow Member with the CSMTA since 2000

  •  CSMTA Certification and Examination Chair since 2009

  • CSMTA Advanced Sport Massage Instructor Course since 2010.

  • Member of the High-Performance Advisory Council’s Working Group for Own The Podium.

  •  Member of the IST for Swim Canada since 2014 and Cycling Canada (Indoor Track Cycling) since 2015. Supporting athletes in their daily training environment. Remo has supported athletes at the UCI 2019 World Cycling Championships

  • Member of Athletics Canada’s IST since 2010 where he supports athletes in their daily training environment as well as has supported athletes at: 2016 Summer Olympic game, 3 World IPC Championships, Senior and Junior IAAF World Championships, Pan Am and 2 Parapan Am Games.

  • Member of the Canadian Core Medical Team, Remo has gone to: 2006 Winter Olympics, 2004 Summer Paralympics, 2003 Summer World University Games, and 2001 Summer Canada Games.

  • Remo works at the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario since 2014 as part of the Sport Medicine and Sport Therapy Team. Remo also works at Club Physio Plus in Oakville since 2002.

  • Remo has taught Massage Therapy for 17 years. Remo focused his teaching in Treatments, Assessment, Remedial Exercise, and Anatomy.

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Jason White  BAHSc A.T, RMT, R.KIN, CAT(C), CSMTA Sport Fellow Member, CMAG, CST

 

Jason’s holds a Bachelor of Applied Health Science Degree in Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College, a diploma in Massage Therapy from Ontario College of Health Technology, a Certificate of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University and is also a Registered Kinesiologist.

Jason belongs on the Canadian Board of Certification for Athletic Therapy as the National Examination and Model Coordinator and you will find Jason as one of the Editorial Board members for the Massage Therapy Canada Magazine.

Jason has been a Therapist for Rugby Canada 7’s/15’s since 2010, Hockey Canada Sledge since 2014 and Head Therapist for Ontario Sledge since 2013. Jason has been selected for multiple major Games as part of the Core Health and Science Team - 2015 Pan Am/Parapan AM Games in Toronto (host medical), 2015 FISU Summer Games in South Korea, 2015 Canada Winter Games in B.C., 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, 2013 Canada Summer Games in Quebec and 2010 FISU 7's International Rugby in Portugal. He has been selected for the Chief Therapist for the 2017 USport Winter Games in Kazakhstan and Lead Medical Practitioner for the 2017 INVICTUS Games in Toronto.

He has had the honor and privilege of working at multiple major games and with numerous Olympic Medalists and Athletes from Myriad of Sports as well as highly motivated athletes and professionals.

Jason is the owner of Momentum SportMed and Wellness in Toronto, Ontario.