Mackenzie enjoys working with every kind of athlete – professional, varsity and the ‘weekend warrior’ athlete and desk athlete! She is a versatile clinician and approaches all of her work with an emphasis on injury prevention and providing value to the patient. Mackenzie was hand-selected to be the injury prevention specialist helping to launch a new Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Toronto.
Mackenzie fell in love with athletic therapy while working with the varsity men’s hockey team at Queen’s University, where she attended the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) provincial championship as well as U Sports National Championship with the team. Her success with the men’s hockey team prompted her to continue her education in athletic therapy at Mount Royal University, where she found more success, having attended the Alberta College Athletics Conference (ACAC) provincial championship with the Ambrose University varsity men’s basketball team.
Mackenzie is also very skilled at treating with manual therapy techniques including soft tissue release, assisted stretching and joint mobilization. She also has plenty of experience evaluating and managing acute injuries through her time as a first responder working for the event medical companies Odyssey Medical and Panno Medical Inc. Her other athletic therapy experiences include volunteering with the Toronto Football Club (TFC) Academy, with the Ringette portion of the 2020 Alberta Winter Games, and with team Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Mackenzie earned her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Kinesiology from Queen’s University in 2019 and her Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University in 2021.
Mackenzie’s hobbies include playing sports, her favourites being hockey, Ringette and skiing, as well as crocheting, drawing, and spending time with friends and family.