sports injury clinic

Open year-round, the Everest Sports Injury Clinic is available to Everest Academy students and the public. We offer athletic therapy, kinesiology, and massage therapy. We are looking to add physiotherapy in the coming months. Our clinic specializes in acute injury care, exercise therapy, high performance maintenance of the body, as well we concussion management. In a relaxed and sports-driven environment, we put your needs first. We strive to get you back into sport stronger, more aware, and ready to excel. “We are leaders in getting you back in the game”

everest sports injury clinic


Our Certified Athletic Therapists are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. It’s a mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that make Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries of all our clients and student-athletes.

Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. We treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to adults recovering from knee injuries, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even custom bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: our Athletic Therapist’s goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.


Our Massage Therapist manipulates the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. The application of sport massage techniques to our patients enhance the their preparation for, or recovery from, the physical demands of training or competition. Our Massage Therapist is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with high performance stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.

Massage therapy can be used as a treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. Our Massage Therapists work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation, and disability. A referral or prescription is not required to visit an RMT, although some insurance companies may require this.

Learn more about our Registered Massage Therapist, Julie MacDonald, below

Our Kinesiologists use the science of human movement and exercise. Kinesiology uncovers the biomechanical, physiological, neurological, and psychosocial mechanisms that drive human function and performance. Our Kinesiologists assess human movement and performance to create programs to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement and performance.

All of our Kinesiologists are regulated with the College of Kinesiology of Ontario and adhere to the Regulated Health Professions Act of Ontario.

Managing a concussion and recovery can be daunting. We strive to help our patients identify a concussion, seek treatment methods if necessary, including appointments sport physicians in the area, and manage the return-to-learn and return-to-play process. We test for your symptoms, mental functions, balance, cervical spine, mood, response to exercise and neurological (brain) functions. Knowledge is power when it comes to concussion related-injuries and we are here to help educate. We follow the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations from the International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport.

For additional resources about Concussion Management, click here.

We measure and fit custom braces for all ligament and meniscus injuries and surgeries, as well as osteoarthritis unloading.

Contact us below to get started!


everest sports injury clinic


strength & conditioning director

james gardiner, M.Sc., CAT(C), CSCS

James is currently Director, Strength and Conditioning Student Athlete Preparedness at Everest Academy, the Head Athletic Therapist and Medical Direction with the Halifax Thunderbirds (NLL) and Director of Movement and Sports Medicine with Noble Sports Performance. He is a Certified Athletic Therapist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, holds a Masters Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and is a Hatha Yoga practitioner. He has worked with top-level athletes in all major sports, blending therapeutics and performance training into a holistic approach to athlete wellness. He has held positions as the Head Athletic Therapist with Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS), as a Head Athletic Trainer in the Toronto Blue Jays system (MiLB), a Rehab Coordinator at York University and various therapy, conditioning and sports injury rehab roles, including working as a performance consultant with the University of the Bahamas. He has held teaching roles in the two Athletic Therapy Certification programs and presented at conferences across multiple disciplines.


julie Macdonald

Julie is a graduate of the Athletic Therapy program at York University. She has a Masters in Kinesiology and is a Registered Kinesiologist and Registered Massage Therapist.  Julie has worked with active individuals of all ages and abilities, and with numerous athletic programs including the Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Rock Lacrosse, Canadian National Women’s Lacrosse, and Canadian Accredited Independent Schools athletics. Julie is a strong proponent of a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation that treats the body as a whole rather than as independent conditions of pain, injury, or dysfunction.  Integrating her love of anatomy and exercise science with a global approach to the joints, muscles, and connective tissues of the body, Julie enjoys helping each patient achieve their unique lifestyle, performance, and recovery goals. Julie also brings to the table significant experience in the rehabilitation and management of Sports and Exercise Related Concussion. She implements and advocates for inter-dispilinary concussion management practices that are comprehensive, evidence-based, and individualized to meet the unique needs of each patient. Julie is thrilled to join the team at Everest Academy.

everest sports injury clinic


Inquire now

Looking to book an appointment with one of our Sports Injury Clinic staff? Please submit an inquiry and we will strive to get back to you as soon as possible. 

For appointments, please have your injured area accessible by wearing appropriate clothing. 

Please wait in your car until your appointment start time.

everest sports injury clinic

contact us

Contact information
Call: 905.417.9393
Email: injuryclinic@everestacademy.com
Located inside the Everest Training Centre at:
2600 Rutherford Rd, Concord, ON L4K 5R1

We'd love to hear from you!

We'd love to hear from you!