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.