Teresa Budwal

Massage Therapist and Athletic Therapist

Teresa Budwal Massage Therapist & Athletic Therapist

Teresa Budwal is a dual certified practitioner. She is a Certified Athletic Therapist (AT) and a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology she graduated from Sheridan College in 2004 in the Sports Injury Management Program and from the Ontario Health and Technology Massage Program in 2014. Teresa joins the Armoury with a wealth of experience and knowledge in sports injury assessment and rehabilitation, after spending 14 years in University Sport at Laurier and Guelph Universities as the primary AT for both football programs and working with a variety of other varsity sports. Over the years she worked internationally with two national Olympic sports including Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Canada and Wrestling Canada, as well she was part of the core medical team for both Ontario and Canada 2022 Summer Games. Teresa uses her skills as both an AT and RMT to provide the best treatment tailored to each individual with the goal of returning a person to their sport or activity in an efficient and safe manner. Professionally Teresa’s interests are in acute injury of joints, ligaments, bone and muscle, concussion management, post-op care such as ACL reconstruction, labral and meniscus surgery and joint replacement. Teresa believes in using a variety of techniques and skills such as manual or hands on therapy, therapeutic modalities, and exercise to provide a well-rounded rehabilitation program with the goal of faster return to play or activity whether you’re an elite athlete getting back to the game or a weekend warrior trying to stay active and have fun. Personally, she is an avid soccer player after playing at the collegiate level and enjoys spending time with family and friends in the outdoors.

Experience:

Athletic Therapist – Wilfrid Laurier University Football Program 2004-2014 – including 2005 Vanier Cup National Championship, 2004, 2005 Yates Cup Championship
Athletic Therapist – Guelph University 2014-2018 – including 2015 Yates Cup Football Championship, Mens and Womens Volleyball, U Sport Soccer Championships
Wrestling Canada – Travelling AT – 2010 – present, attending tournaments in US, Rio, Cuba, Spain
Ringette Ontario – Lead AT providing Field Coverage – 2021 – present
Womens U25 and Womens National Wheelchair Basketball Team – travelling AT – 2010 – 2015 attending games in US, Germany, China, Japan, Mexico
Athletic Therapist – 2022 Ontario Summer Games and Para Summer games – soccer, wheelchair basketball
Athletic Therapist – Core Medical – 2022 Canada Summer Games – wrestling, basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball
Experience rehabilitating professional and semi pro athletes in the CFL, OHL Kitchener Rangers and KW Titans
Teresa Budwal, a practitioner of dual certification, boasts accreditation as a Certified Athletic Therapist (AT) and a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). Following the attainment of a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology, she distinguished herself through graduation from Sheridan College in 2004 with a specialization in the esteemed Sports Injury Management Program. Subsequently, in 2014, she further augmented her expertise by completing the Ontario Health and Technology Massage Program.

Her arrival at the esteemed Armoury heralds a confluence of extensive experience and profound knowledge in the realms of sports injury assessment and rehabilitation. Teresa’s illustrious 14-year tenure in University Sport at Laurier and Guelph Universities positioned her as the primary Athletic Therapist for both football programs, along with collaboration in the care of various other varsity sports. Her global footprint extends to international collaboration with two national Olympic sports—Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Canada and Wrestling Canada. Additionally, Teresa contributed significantly to the core medical teams for both the Ontario and Canada 2022 Summer Games.

Blending her roles as an AT and RMT, Teresa artfully tailors treatments to individuals, aspiring to facilitate their return to sport or activity in an expeditious and secure manner. Professionally, her focal points encompass acute joint, ligament, bone, and muscle injuries, concussion management, and post-operative care, including procedures such as ACL reconstruction, labral and meniscus surgery, and joint replacement.

Teresa’s professional philosophy champions a multifaceted approach, integrating various techniques and skills such as manual or hands-on therapy, therapeutic modalities, and targeted exercises. This holistic rehabilitation methodology aims at achieving a swifter return to play or activity, catering to both elite athletes seeking to rejoin the game and weekend warriors aspiring to sustain an active and enjoyable lifestyle.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Teresa personally revels in her identity as an avid soccer player, drawing from her collegiate-level playing experience. Additionally, she cherishes moments spent with family and friends amidst the great outdoors.