Olds athletic therapist working with nation’s top inline skaters

An Olds athletic therapist will help ensure Canada’s top male inline hockey skaters stay injury free.

An Olds athletic therapist will help ensure Canada’s top male inline hockey skaters stay injury free.

Rebecca Spiers was chosen recently to the team staff of the men’s national inline hockey team (Team Canada) competing in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Inline Hockey Championships.

Head coach Jason Stephens was integral in Spiers’ addition to the team staff. She will help look after all the medical needs of the players as they represent Canada.

The tournament runs from June 1 to 7 in Ingolstadt, Germany.

Nathan Fleck, executive director for National Inline Hockey Association, said they needed someone in the team therapist role who was knowledgeable, professional and excellent at what they do.

“With Rebecca’s background working with many high level teams and her strong relationship with Jason and other members of our team staff through the senior AAA Sylvan Lake Admirals, I expect that she will be able to slide into this new position quite smoothly,” said Fleck in a news release.

Spiers said this is an amazing opportunity to work with such an elite team. This is the first time she has been selected for a national-level team.

Spiers is the owner of Collegiate Sports Medicine in Olds and a former athletic therapist for the Olds Grizzlys Junior A hockey club.

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