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The RINK Testify Performance performance team have a wealth of knowledge and experience that they bring to our clients. Each and everyday they drive athletic performance via data-driven programming and create the link with our coaches allowing our atheletes to reach their on and off-ice goals.

Performance Team

Jeff Leiter Headshot

Director of Sports Science & Performance

Jeff holds a PhD from the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science as well as a Master of Science in Sport Biomechanics. He is also currently a sport-science consultant for various NHL teams and hockey equipment companies.

Dr. Jeff Leiter Director of Sports Science & Performance

Mike Hellyer Headshot RINK Testify Performance

Off-Ice Program Manager

Mike holds a Master of Science in Sport Biomechanics and is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. Mike has experience both evaluating and training athletes at all levels including the NHL, AHL, WHL all the way through the minor hockey ranks.

Mike Hellyer Off-Ice Program Manager

Matt Asmundson Headshot RINK Testify Performance

Hockey Coordinator

Matt holds a Master of Science with a focus in Exercise Physiology from the University of Manitoba. His research focused on the relationship between on-ice speed and off-ice maximum and dynamic strength levels utilizing force plate testing. Matt is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA.

Matt Asmundson Hockey Coordinator

Brooklyn Parker Headshot

Youth Coordinator

Brooklyn holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. She has 5 years of professional figure skating coaching experience as well as many years of experience as a program assistant. She is actively coaching as a NCCP certified regional coach in both Morden and Winnipeg at the Star one to the Novice levels.

Brooklyn Parker Youth Coordinator

Larissa Martyniuk Headshot

Performance Coach

Larissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and a minor in Nutrition from Syracuse University. She has experience training athletes at all levels, and has also worked as an on ice instructor for RINK Player Development.

Larissa Martyniuk Performance Coach

Conor Dowdell RINK Testify Performance

Performance Coach

Conor holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba. He has spent 4 years coaching minor hockey as well as instructing on-ice skill development from various age groups and skill levels.

Conor Dowdell Performance Coach

Luke Halstead RINK Testify Performance

Performance Coach

Luke is a graduate from the University of Manitoba with a bachelor of Kinesiology. He is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Luke was the head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the U of M Bison's Men’s hockey team and is looking forward to bringing his experience to the RINK. He has grown up playing hockey his whole life and also loves to exercise, so why not combine the two together and help others.

Luke Halstead Performance Coach

Adam Neiles RINK Testify Performance

Performance Coach

Adam Neiles Performance Coach

Clinic Team

Izzadmaher Satoudian Headshot RINK Testify Performance

Athletic Therapy & Teams Coordinator

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Izzadmaher Satoudian Athletic Therapy & Teams Coordinator

RINK Testify Performance Sean Nagasaka Headshot Chiropractor

Chiropractor

Dr. Sean Nagasaka uses a patient-centered approach to empower individuals and utilizes chiropractic manipulations, soft tissue therapies, and rehab exercises to help clients reduce their pain and reach their goals.

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Dr. Sean Nagasaka Chiropractor

Tess Dusik Headshot

Massage Therapist

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Tess Dusik Massage Therapist

RINK Testify Performance Brenna Cyr Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapist

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Brenna Cyr Athletic Therapist

Dr. Ashley Cassan

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Cassan is a Naturopathic Doctor bringing a fresh perspective to Winnipeg’s natural health community. With the help of an athletic scholarship, she was able to expand her health and wellness passion to receive her Bachelor of Science from Norwich University. Following graduation she quickly discovered a growing demand for natural and alternative healthcare and found her way to Naturopathic Medicine. The profession offered her an opportunity to turn her lifestyle into a passion and career. Once she completed her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, she found her way home to Winnipeg.

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Dr. Ashley Cassan Naturopathic Doctor

Kelsey Brown Physiotherapy Bio Head Shot RINK Testify Performance

Physiotherapist

Kelsey attended the University of Manitoba and completed her Bachelor in Kinesiology in 2013. In 2021 Kelsey completed her Masters in Clinical Science (MClSc) in Advanced Health Care Practice and Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Western University in London, Ontario.

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Kelsey Brown Physiotherapist

Ashley Gusberti RINK Testify Performance Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist

Ashley Gusberti has over a decade of experience treating clients in an orthopedic setting. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation with a degree in Physical Therapy.

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Ashley Gusberti Physiotherapist