Physiotherapist at Canada's National Ballet School
Jennifer Denys is a Registered Physiotherapist, co-creator of the new BE CALM Protocol for injury first aid, and co-author of the document “Reasons to think twice about icing – and what to do instead” (available through www.becalmprotocol.info). With co-creator/co-author biochemist Rebecca Dietzel, BE CALM is offered as an appropriate replacement to the abandoned acronym RICE.
Jen holds a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and has completed post-graduate advanced training in manual therapy (Level 4, Orthopedic Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association), Contemporary Acupuncture (McMaster University) and Pelvic Floor Fitness (Level 2, Julie Wiebe PT; Certification as a PfilatesTM (Pelvic Floor Pilates) Instructor, Dr. Bruce Crawford). With a passion for proactive education, Jennifer is committed to help people learn how to help themselves.
Since 2005, Jennifer continues to treat elite ballet dancers at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS). She works with the artistic faculty as an integrated team, not only to treat injured dancers, but also to prevent injuries and optimize the dancers’ potential through both individual sessions and group workshops. Jennifer’s professional practice is also found at ellephysio – in Oakville, ON, Canada.
Jen lives in Oakville with her husband and 2 beautiful stepkids. As a dancer herself since age 3, Jen continues regular class and project-based performing and/or choreography as well as singing regularly as part of the musical leadership teams of her church. In conjunction with her family, she cross-trains through swimming, running, hiking and is committed to a whole foods lifestyle.