About us

Kingston Athletic Therapy Centre (KATC) was founded in 2008 by Certified Athletic Therapists Carla Brash and Jean Soleyn. They had a vision to introduce a unique form of physical therapy (Athletic Therapy) to the Kingston area. KATC grew quickly and in 2010 Carla and Jean were awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce.

Today KATC is a 4200 sq ft multidisciplinary facility that houses 6 Certified Athletic Therapists, 2 Registered Massage Therapists, 1 Registered Kinesiologist / Cryo Cabin Operator, and 1 Certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach.

Our facility includes 6 treatment tables in our open concept clinic, 4 private treatment/ massage rooms, a 650 sq/ft private training studio, and Kingston’s only Whole Body Cryotherapy chamber. We offer a range of services from Athletic Therapy to Concussion Management and work with people of all ages and activity levels.

What makes Athletic Therapy different than others forms of physical therapy?

  • It finds and treats the root cause in order to reduce your risk of future injury
  • Athletic Therapy uses more manual therapy and less modalities (such as ultrasound, TENS, Laser or Light Therapy)
  • Athletic Therapy originated in a field setting with the goal of keeping athletes in their sport. Therefore, Athletic Therapy is focused on helping you “return to play, or for everyday”.

What makes Athletic Therapy at KATC so unique?

  • Our Athletic Therapists have several additional certifications (see Athletic Therapy Page) that allow them to treat injuries like a traditional physical therapist or to think outside the box to address persistent, chronic, or unique issues with complementary forms of manual therapy such as Cranial Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation
  • Along with 6 Athletic Therapist and 2 Massage Therapists we have a 650 sq/ft gym with a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Kinesiologist. We have the facilities to help young or old, injured or healthy, athletic or gym newbie. Having all these complementary health care professionals working together under one roof is a powerful thing!
  • We believe that getting stronger is one of the most important aspects of injury prevention. Therefore, our Therapists take a full body approach to treatment and our Trainers do the same with their Mobility & Movement Assessment. We are only as strong as our weakest link
  • We have Kingston’s only Whole body Cryotherapy chamber! It’s amazing for recovery from exercise, regaining mobility post-op or post-injury, managing the symptoms of arthritis, and for reducing inflammation (see Whole Body Cryotherapy Page)