Brock’s team of sport medicine specialists have a wealth of experience to draw on from various major international competitions such as the Olympics, Paralympics, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and World University (FISU) Games.
Assistant Head Athletic Therapist
Jim Bilotta is an Athletic Therapist and Registered Kinesiologist at Brock University where he has been employed for the past 28years. Jim also teaches part time for the Brock University Department of Kinesiology. Jim has his undergraduate and Master’s degree at Brock University, completed his Athletic Therapy Diploma at Sheridan College and completed a Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Jim has worked on the Canadian Medical team for various international games including the Pan American Games in Argentina, Para Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, World University Games in both Japan and Sicily, and World Rowing Championships in St. Catharines
Over the past 12 years Jim has taught Soft Tissue Release workshops throughout Canada to thousands of health care professionals including Athletic Therapists, Physiotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, Kinesiologists and students of these professions. Jim’s expertise is in soft tissue manual therapy to help restore athletes full function and to eliminate postural imbalances. Jim resides in St. Catharines with his wife Mindy and their 2 children Abigayle and Brennen and dog Leo. Jim enjoys spending time with his family and help coaching his son’s hockey and soccer teams.
MSc PT, HBSc Kin, CSCS
Physiotherapist, Osteopath & RTS
Brad graduated from McMaster University with a Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy, and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. During his time at McMaster, Brad was a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Return to Sport Specialist with varsity teams. In 2015 Brad begun his training to achieve a diploma of osteopathic manual practice through the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Brad’s approach with patient’s blends his background of strength and conditioning, physiotherapy and osteopathy into a comprehensive assessment. He uses a variety of treatment modalities, but mainly treatments use a combination of manual therapy and corrective exercise to address mobility or stability/motor control deficits. Using this approach, the athlete can take leaps forward in the clinic, training room and sport. Brad seeks balance outside of clinical practice by spending time with his Bouvier puppy, camping and practicing yoga.
MSc(PT), MSc, NKT2, SFMA1
Dan Caterini is the Physiotherapist in the Brock University Athletic Therapy Clinic. Dan completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Brock before attending McMaster University for his Physiotherapy education. Upon graduating, Dan completed a Sport Physiotherapy Fellowship at Western University and holds a Sport Physiotherapy Canada certificate. While at Brock Dan has been a sessional instructor and senior lab demonstrator within the Kinesiology Department at Brock University and provides mentorship to both undergraduate and professional Kinesiology students.
Dan has worked with all types of athletes from professional to recreational. His area of practice focuses on manual therapy, movement analysis and optimizing movement efficiency. Dan also has a special interest in concussion management and return to learn/play following concussions. Dan lives in St. Catharines with his wife Kate and rescue dog Parker. In his spare time Dan enjoys keeping active with hockey, soccer, golf and enjoying the outdoors with his family.
Dr. Katie Dalziel
MSc, MD, CCFP, Dip. Sports Med
Dr. Katie Dalziel completed her medical training at Queen’s University in 2015 and went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency at McMaster (Niagara campus) in 2017. Following this, she completed a fellowship in Sports and Exercise Medicine through McMaster University under the guidance of Dr. David Levy and Dr. Wade Elliott.
Dr. Dalziel’s practice is focused on musculoskeletal medicine in athletes of all ages and levels which has afforded several opportunities for on field coverage. Most recently Dr. Dalziel travelled with the Canadian Men’s and Women’s Ball Hockey teams to their World Championships in Russia. Previously, she has covered events including the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, McMaster Wrestling Invitational and OFSAA Football Championships. She also had the pleasure of providing coverage for both the men’s and women’s rugby teams at McMaster for their 2017 seasons. She is looking forward to working with the Brock Badgers in their upcoming varsity season as well as providing coverage for local Niagara events. As a former varsity soccer athlete at Queen’s, Dr. Dalziel continues to enjoy an active lifestyle in the Niagara area that includes hiking, soccer and volleyball.
BKin Hons, RMT, DOMP
Matt Janzen is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner based out of St. Catharines. Working in private practice for 6 years, Matt is excited to offer his skills to help athletes at Brock University. After graduating from Brock University with an honours degree in Kinesiology, Matt completed the osteopathic program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. During that time, he also obtained his diploma in Massage Therapy. Matt uses his manual therapy training to help restore mobility to the body through a variety of techniques, including joint mobilization, myofascial release, visceral treatment and cranialsacral techniques.
Dr. Omar Khan
BSc (Biology), MD, FRCP(C)
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Omar Khan is a native of the Niagara Region and was born and raised in St. Catharines. He attended high school at Lakeport after which he completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Brock University from 1995-1998. He attended medical school at McMaster University and graduated in 2001. His residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was completed at the University of Ottawa from 2001-2006. He is a duly qualified physician with an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the Province of Ontario by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He has received specialist certification and fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Through further training he has developed expertise in the use of ultrasound as an evaluation tool for musculoskeletal injuries and a guidance tool for injection-based therapies.
Dr. Khan lives in Niagara Falls with his lovely wife, Cher, and their three amazing children. He has an office-based practice at Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre where he is also an associate/consultant for the management of an in-patient rehab unit. He has also been an active sports medicine physician at Brock University Don Lorimer Athletic Therapy Clinic over the past several years. He is dedicated to helping Brock develop a high-level sports medicine centre that will eventually serve its varsity athletes and Niagara residents over the coming years.
MSc(c), BKIN Hons, Dip. FLMP, CSCS, CATC
Associate Director of Performance
Steve Lidstone is the Associate Director of Performance at Brock University and is the former Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at York University (2004- 2007) and Strength & Conditioning Coordinator/Lecturer at McMaster University (2007-2016) Steve is a Strength & Conditioning Consultant with Hockey Canada’s NWT 2005-Present and also consults with various Canadian National Teams (Basketball, Bobsleigh, Wrestling and Waterski Canada). Steve has been a sessional instructor at Sheridan College, McMaster University and Redeemer University and presents at various conferences annually. Steve resides in St Davids (NOTL) with his wife Kristy and their 3 amazing children. Steve is proud to call Niagara home and has now focused his passion for athletic development on youth, varsity, next gen and professional athletes in the Greater Niagara Region.
BaKIN Hons, CAT(C), RMT, Acupuncture Cert
Massage Therapist & Acupuncturist
Kelsey Marshall joined the team at Brock University in the 2018 season as a Varsity Staff Athletic Therapist. Kelsey comes from McMaster University, where she worked from 2015-2017 as a Certified Athletic Therapist with the Men’s and Women’s Rugby teams and the Women’s Soccer team and from 2013-2014 as a Student Athletic Therapist with the Varsity Football team.
Kelsey has worked with various levels and type of sport including both national level and professional experience. In 2017, she was selected to act as Lead Therapist with Hockey Canada’s Women’s Development program, as well as Football Canada’s Women’s National Team for the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship, and with the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League in 2010.
Kelsey has been a sessional instructor at McMaster University within the Kinesiology department and has pursued professional development in the areas of Massage Therapy, Concussion management and has completed the Contemporary Acupuncture program at McMaster University. Kelsey looks forward to joining the Badger community and bringing her experience and passion for sport rehabilitation to the varsity clinic.
R Kin, RMT, CAT(C)
Karen Millar is an Athletic Therapist in the Athletic Therapy Clinic at Brock University. She has been calling Brock her second home since 1994. Karen has diplomas in Fitness (George Brown College), Sport Injury Management (Sheridan College), and Massage (Occupational Health & Technology), with a degree in Community Health (Brock University). She was also the first Pilates instructor at Brock. Karen moved to the Niagara Region in 1999 with her husband Dave. She has two boys, her first, Jacob Brock was the Niagara Region’s New Year’s baby in 2004. Both boys, after attending many Brock sporting events, are involved in several sports themselves. Karen very much enjoys educating the student athletes about injuries as well as training those students interested in careers within the medical profession.
CK. C Ped. (C)
Kelly Robb has been practicing as a pedorthist since 2009. She is the owner of KAL Orthoses, a private practice located in Southwestern Ontario. Kelly maintains her clinical practice at Brock University while focusing her attention on advancing evidence-based research in the pedorthic field of study. Kelly is currently completing her PhD studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, ON.
Current research focuses on the connection between neuromechanics, mechanoreceptor facilitation, lower limb muscular activity, and foot orthotics. Kelly’s long-term goals are directed towards improving clinical practice and evidence-based treatment options for neuromuscular disorders and pedorthic care. Kelly currently sits on the Pedorthic Association of Canada board of directors and is a course instructor in Western University’s pedorthic diploma program.