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David and Jennifer Swagar owners of MOST Physical Preparation
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David and Jennifer Swagar

Owners

David and Jennifer Swagar opened MOST Physical Preparation in September 2012 with the mission of bringing evidence aware clinical and training options normally reserved for elite athletes to the general public of Calgary while at the same time instilling a strong sense of personal confidence and community involvement to their members. MOST is a community of people that embrace education and practical experience and use both to overcome obstacles and dysfunctions. Our team works with an integrated interdisciplinary approach to offer the best possible results. Our coaches and clinicians all possess a high educational standard combined with years of practical experience in order to provide the highest quality client centred treatment and training environment. THE MOST COMMUNITY is a cohesive, safe, confident, prosperous, and positive environment, being the sum of the common attributes of our members. These common attributes build connections that define our culture and community. The COMMUNITY values and promotes openness and participative development underpinned by a continuous culture of learning and purpose. The MOST Community enables courage, communication, and connection to happen in a non-judgemental and open environment. MOSTIES are encouraged towards personal success and lifelong relationships. With over 25 years of high-level coaching and clinical expertise, our staff offers a personalized and all-inclusive approach to helping individuals achieve their health and fitness goals. Knowledge and experience are the foundation of our integrated multidisciplinary clinical and coaching team, who possess complementary skills and values while sharing ideas and information for seamless goal achievement, and positive training/treatment outcomes.

David Swagar coach at MOST Physical Preparation
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David Swagar

Clinical Director

Manual Osteopathic Therapist/Football Performance Coach

David comes from a high-level athletic background. David was a 4-year starter and 3-year Defensive Captain with one of the nation’s top varsity football teams, the University of Calgary Dinos. He moved from a personal focus on football performance to helping others achieve their performance goals and has been a manual therapist and performance coach for over 20 years. David has treated a wide variety of conditions including Back pain, motor vehicle accident injuries, neck and shoulder dysfunction, sports-related sprains and strains as well as chronic conditions; his clinical work. His patient base is wide and diverse: From professional athletes to weekend warriors. David has his degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and completed his education in Manual Osteopathic Therapy through the Collège D’Études Ostéopathiques.

Jenn Swagar coach at MOST Physical Preparation
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Jenn Swagar

Director of Coaching

 Rehabilitation Specialist

Jenn Swagar is the Director of Coaching at MOST Physical Preparation. She has dedicated her entire adult life to the study and practice of coaching, functional fitness, movement education and rehabilitation planning.

Jenn obtained her Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and then subsequently a Masters of Science in Coaching Education from Ohio University.

 

 Jenn Swagar’s coaching extends beyond athletic performance and empowers the athlete as an individual person. Jenn embraces coaching as both a science and an art, where education, experience and application all play equal parts in the overall message and its’ success. 

 

Through her years of coaching, movement education and rehabilitation planning, Jenn has acquired extensive firsthand knowledge of treatment and training practices and principles administered to high-performance athletes. Jenn’s goal at MOST is to bring this level of support and knowledge to the general public as well as the elite athletes she works with. Jenn has also established a large network of experts developed over 27 years working in her various coaching roles. This network includes some of Canada’s top nutritionists, sports psychologists, strength and conditioning specialists, sports scientists and clinicians. 

 

Integrity and honesty are key tenets of Jenn’s character and her overall outlook on life. Jenn is known for her holistic coaching style and her ability to bring out the best in her clients both in their athletic endeavors and their life outside of sport.

Mark Cameron coach at MOST Physical Preparation
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Mark Cameron

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

From a young age, Mark has been passionate about sport and believes in an active approach to rehabilitation and recovery for both youth and adult populations. He is a lifelong skier, gym goer, team sport enthusiast, and outdoorsman, and still enjoys lacing up the skates for a game of hockey. Mark has a background rich in strength and conditioning as an educator at the University of Alberta, former personal trainer, strength coach, and former head off-season trainer for elite level minor hockey players. With a Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta, Mark brings years of experience providing physiotherapy to pediatric and adult populations with a focus on return to sport and activity. Whether you are looking to participate and compete in sport and activities or feel more confident in motion, Mark is looking forward to teaming up with you to help you through all of life’s challenges. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams

Leif Edwardson coach at MOST Physical Preparation
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Leif Edwardson

chiropractor

Leif was born and raised in Edmonton where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta. He then obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic in Portland Oregon, while simultaneously studying a Master of Sports Medicine from the University of Western States. The Sports Medicine program exposed him to treating all kinds of athletes with both fast paced sideline work, as well as providing clinically relevant experience. Prior to living in Portland, he worked as a personal trainer and coach running group fitness classes in Edmonton. His approach to treating includes a thorough exam to find the source of pain or dysfunction, followed by corrective strategies to solve the problem and to build a long term solution.

In his free time Leif is passionate about the outdoors and plays various sports. He is also an avid backcountry skier, mountain biker, and kiteboarder. He looks forward to seeing how he can help you achieve your health goals.

Maxime Malo coach at MOST Physical Preparation
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Maxime Malo

registered massage therapist

Max Malo is a Registered Massage Therapist with a focus on sports recovery, chronic injury management, and performance enhancement, now serving athletes at MOST Physical Preparation. With a strong foundation in competitive sports and a personal history in high school football, Max understands the demands and challenges faced by athletes across a spectrum of sports including golf, skating, rugby, and hockey. Following a transformative experience overcoming a significant spinal injury, Max pursued an Advanced 3000-hour Clinical Massage Therapy program, equipping him with the skills to address a wide range of sports-related injuries and conditions. His practice emphasizes the latest in therapeutic technologies and techniques, notably Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) therapy, recognized for its effectiveness in accelerating recovery and improving cellular function. Max’s professional toolkit includes: – **Sports and Clinical Massage Therapy:** Tailored to meet the specific needs of athletes for recovery and maintenance. – **Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM):** A cutting-edge treatment that enhances healing, reduces inflammation, and increases ATP production, crucial for recovery. – **Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation:** Combining hands-on treatments with personalized rehabilitation exercises to ensure athletes return to their sports stronger and more resilient. Dedicated to his clients’ well-being, Max’s approach is both therapeutic and educational, aiming to empower athletes with the knowledge to maintain peak physical condition and prevent future injuries. At MOST Physical Preparation, he collaborates closely with a team of specialists to provide comprehensive care that supports athletes in achieving their performance goals.

Kelsey Miller coach at MOST Physical Preparation
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Kelsey Miller

registered massage therapist

Kelsey believes that leading a healthy lifestyle includes regularly taking care of your body through various manual therapies. Kelsey Graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology, and she went on to working as a kinesiologist in a physiotherapy clinic and personal trainer for several years. Kelsey enjoys working with people to rehabilitate their body to recover from injuries, get back to sport and to live pain-free. To do this she wanted to be able to provide more hands-on techniques to complement the exercises. Kelsey has since graduated from the Alberta College of Massage therapy as registered 2200 hour massage therapist and has joined Most Physical Preparation to offer her years of knowledge and massage skills.

Summer Hill coach at MOST Physical Preparation
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Summer Hill

certified athletic therapist

Hill Summer was born and raised in Calgary, AB. Where she grew up playing a variety of sports such as soccer, and volleyball and primarily was a competitive dancer. Most recently Summer was a representative for the Kinesiology Games team which is an athletic/academic conference where she brought home first place along with her fellow teammates from MRU. Summer is a recent graduate from Mount Royal University receiving her bachelor’s in Health and Physical Education, with a major in Athletic Therapy. During her bachelor’s she was able to work with a variety of varsity athletes primarily with the St. Mary’s University Men’s Basketball team and the University of Calgary Dino’s Football Team. Working closely with the team in the preseason, in-season and off-season. Working closely with her Sports Medicine teacher growing up, she learned that she wanted to pursue a career in athletic therapy. She continues to go back and volunteer with the program to help promote what athletic therapy consists of and provides guidance to those seeking questions about the field. Summer believes in creating bonds with her patients to help motivate and build confidence in their rehabilitation process which encourages a seamless transition back into their daily activities and sports. Summer uses a variety of soft tissue techniques to treat musculoskeletal injuries, along with exercise rehab prescription, and therapeutic modalities to create well-rounded treatments for her patients. She also works in the field providing on-field emergency care to her teams.

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Ruyter Swagar

Coach

Ruyter has grown up around competitive sports. He has been immersed in the theory and practice of training and coaching not only from his mother and father but from many other amazing coaches and athletes with whom he has had the opportunity to interact with and learn from. As such, his experience and knowledge of sports performance and general movement readiness are beyond his years. 

Ruyter has been involved in many sports as a young athlete including wrestling, weightlifting, track and field and football. As a result of his life and sport experience, Ruyter has developed great communication and people skills. He is an approachable and relatable young coach who thrives in the gym and on the field.

Outside of MOST, Ruyter is attending the University of Calgary pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society. Ruyter enjoys his time with every athlete and strives to build strong and respectful bonds with everyone he coaches and plays with.

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