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Dominique Hartley

Dominique Hartley, Rehabilitation and Performance Specialist, BSc(Hons)Kin, CSCS

Dominique is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology from York University. Growing up, Dominique was a provincially ranked gymnast and had dedicated her life to competitive sports. Following a gymnast career ending injury, she re-focused her energy and passion towards rehabilitation. Having gone through the rigorous rehab herself, she decided to give back to athletes and dedicate her career to helping others prevent injuries, rehabilitate and become stronger, fitter and faster. Through her own personal experience, Dominique has developed a profound interest for movement quality, re-educating the injured body to move efficiently and helping others around her find a better quality of life through movement.

Surrounded by hockey and lacrosse players since she was very young; Dominique was strongly influenced by family and these sports communities, playing hockey and lacrosse herself for a few years. She spent multiple years coaching athletes in gymnastics and trampoline at all levels, ranging from recreational to nationally ranked gymnasts. She also coached lacrosse and has being referring the game since 2006 and is currently the referee in chief for Gloucester Lacrosse Association. Presently, when she’s not coaching, Dominique enjoys being the trainer for both lacrosse and hockey teams. In the past decade, she has worked with a variety of age groups and levels. She is currently in her third season as the trainer for the Metcalfe Jets Junior B team in the CCHL2. Her dedication and hard work were recognized as she was the recipient of the John Raine AAA Trainer of the Year award for the 2012-13 hockey season and again in 2015 in the Metro division of the CCHL2.

A highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike, Dominique has much experience working with youth in general, chronic pain, seniors, Parkinson’s patients and athletic populations. Her treatment process and programming has a neuroscience foundation through principles taught by the Postural Restoration Institute® and other evidence-based movement assessment patterns. Passionate about helping her clients improve their overall health and performance, Dominique continues to educate herself on new techniques and developments in the health field. She is a certified Functional Movement Screen (FMS) provider, a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Level 2 coach, and has a Level 1 Olympic weightlifting certificate. Her ultimate goal is to give people that work with her the freedom to move pain free and achieve high levels of performance.