Sarah Breu, BSc Kin CAT (C)
Owner & Athletic Therapist
Sarah got her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from the University of Alberta where she volunteered with the varsity athletic therapy program working with the pandas rugby for 2 years. Afterwards, she moved back to Calgary to recieve her Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal. Throughout her years of school, Sarah got a lot of field experience with a variety of sports, from rugby, soccer, football, wrestling, and track and field. She had the priveledge of working with provinical level teams with rugby alberta, soccer alberta, football alberta and ultimate frisbee teams all competing at the national level.
Her professional career started in Canmore, where she was a personal trainer and staff manager at Athletic Evolution. Living in the mountains was a dream, but the position of head Athletic Therapist at Red Deer College became available, and this was not an oppertunity to pass up. Sarah worked at the college for 2 years, both running the varsity clinic, mentoring student trainers and teaching as a lab instructor in fitness and athletic therapy. Her family life brought her back to Calgary which is when she started treating in private practice, and started her own business, Return to Play Therapy. Sarah's private practice is run through Fortius Rehabilitation Systems inside Vergie's Speed, a high performance training facility. Her post natal core recovery classes are held at Flawless Laser & Body Sculpting.
Sarah's treatment approach is very holistic, to incorporate the entire body. She not only treats your pain, but she addresses the contributing factors that caused the pain or injury in the first place. Sarah uses a lot of manual techniques, and is certified in Graston and K-taping. She is also a rep for Young Living so as to incorporate the use of pure essential oils into her treatments through ointments and diffusion.
After having her second child, Sarah treated and resolved her own diastasis recti. This experience has opened her eyes up to the lack of treatment and care provided to women after giving birth. Working with post natal women, to help them recover from childbirth and help prepare for any additional pregnancies has evolved into a new passion of hers. She has now started offering post natal courses for women to help restore the function to their deep core muscles, which help prevent and treat diastasis recti, low back pain, deep hip pain or deep pelvic pain. Sarah's hope is to build this side of her business to be able to help women get their bodies functioning properly so they can return to play with their kids, spouses and all their other pre-pregnancy activities.
Sarah has always lived an active lifestyle from playing baseball and figure skating to waterskiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding as a kid to hiking, cross country skiing, paddleboarding and rock climbing as an adult. Sarah is a mother of 2 lovely kids, and when she is not working, she is enjoying being a mom! The best job of all.