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Kristin Bignell


Supporting lifelong athleticism through physical therapy and education.

Kristin Bignell


Master of Science (Physical Therapy) 

University of Toronto – Toronto, ON

2013 – Sept 2015 

Awards: CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award (2015), H.J. Watson Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2015), Margeurite Harland Smith Student Scholarship (2014)

Post-Degree Studies (Organic Chemistry)

Wilfred Laurier University – Waterloo, ON

Sept 2012 – Aug 2014 


Bachelor of Science summa cum Laude (Exercise Science)

State University of New York at Buffalo – Buffalo, NY

Aug 2007 – May 2011

Awards: 1A-FAR Academic Excellence Award (2012), Taurus Aureus Award (2011), ESPN Academic All-District First Team (2010), Department of Exercise and Nutritional Science Outstanding Senior (2010), Academic All-MAC Team (2008, 2010), Mid-American Conference Honor Roll (2009-2011), Scholar-Athlete (all years)



Registered Physiotherapist and Clinic Owner

East Mill Physio – Elora, ON​


Instructor in Training

McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program – Hamilton, ON​


Consulting Physiotherapist

Guelph Storm 2019 Championship Team- Guelph, ON    

Registered Physiotherapist and Practice Team Leader 

Instil Physio – Guelph, ON

Registered Physiotherapist

South City Physiotherapy – Guelph, ON​



AIM Rehabilitation, MSK Centre – Kitchener, ON

Jun 2020-Present

Jan 2019-Present

Sept 2018-Mar 2019

Jan 2017- Mar 2020

Oct 2015-Jan 2017

Aug 2011-Aug 2013


Improving access in rheumatology: Evaluating the validity of a paper triage process involving an advanced practice physiotherapist through a retrospective chart review. (Jun 20, 2018) Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.



  • Sport Physiotherapy Canada Certificate Candidate (present)

  • Sport Physiotherapy First Responder (current)

  • Functional Sports Medicine (2021)

  • Health Pros for Healthy Teens (2020)

  • Treating and Training the Female Runner (2020)

  • NCCP Trained Development Coach (2020)

  • Advanced Needling and Soft Tissue Techniques for the Elite Athlete (2019)

  • Harvard Business School Online CORe (2018-19)

  • SHIFT Concussion Management Level 1 (2018)

  • McMaster Advanced Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner Program (2018)

  • The Female Athlete – Bulletproof Your Core and Pelvic Floor (2018)

  • Advanced Motor Control Training for the Spine and Pelvis- Paul Hodges (2017)

  • Julie Wiebe Piston Science Part 1 (2016)

  • Julie Wiebe Piston Science Part 2 (2017)

  • McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program (2016)

  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association -  Orthopaedic Division Level 2 Upper (2016)



Girls U11/12 Assistant Coach, KW Predators Volleyball Club

Girls U15 Head Coach, Guelph Junior Gryphons Volleyball Club


Physiotherapist, KW Predators Beach Volleyball Program

Physiotherapist. Ontario Volleyball Association

Co-Chair, U of T International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation

Assistant Coach, KW Predators Volleyball Club

Oct 2020-Present​

Dec 2019-Mar 2020

Jun-Aug 2018

Sept 2017-Mar 2018

Sept 2013-Aug 2015

Sept 2012-May 2013

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