We are excited to partner with some of the best external providers in Calgary for every athlete’s needs off the field. Scroll down to learn more about each one!


Strength & Conditioning, Injury Rehabilitation

ORKA Performance is a leading fitness and wellness provider located in Calgary, renowned for its comprehensive range of services tailored to enhance physical performance and overall well-being. The facility offers state-of-the-art equipment and personalized training programs designed to meet the diverse needs of its clients.

ORKA Performance specializes in various areas, including strength and conditioning, sports performance training, and injury rehabilitation. Their team of certified coaches and therapists work closely with individuals, athletes, and teams to help them achieve their fitness goals and optimize their performance.

In addition to their training services, ORKA Performance also provides specialized programs such as group fitness classes, yoga, and mindfulness sessions to promote holistic wellness and stress management. Their dedication to excellence and commitment to delivering results make them a preferred destination for individuals seeking to elevate their fitness levels and lead healthier lifestyles in the Calgary area.


Acute Knee Clinic

Sports Medicine

Knees are one of the most commonly injured joints. The majority of injuries are to the soft tissues in and around the knee (ligaments, tendons, menisci and articular cartilage). Most injuries are minor without (known) long-term consequences. However, some injuries are more serious and would benefit from an early intervention and care.

The AKIC at the University of Calgary was established to quickly and accurately evaluate and diagnose knee injuries that may need further treatment, management, diagnostic testing or surgical intervention.

Benefits include:

  • improved access to appropriate diagnosis to determine treatment
  • improved access to surgery for those who need it
  • fewer unnecessary MRIs for soft tissue knee injuries

The AKIC uses a web-based screening tool to help identify patients who need to be seen in a timely manner.

How to access the Acute Knee Injury Clinic

You do not need a doctor’s referral to access the clinic. But you do need the following to qualify:

  • must be 5 years of age or older
  • must have suffered a traumatic knee injury within the past 6 weeks
  • must fill out an online screening questionnaire (you will receive an email indicating the next steps within 5 business days)


SHRed Concussion Clinic

Concussion Diagnosis, Treatment, & Research

SHRed Concussions is a Canadian research study funded by the National Football League’s Scientific Advisory Board. There are ten Canadian Universities involved, as well as more than 30 community, government and industry partners across five provinces. The primary objective of SHRed Concussions is to develop a greater understanding of concussions and their consequences among high school athletes with a focus on Prevention, Detection, Assessment, and Treatment.

SHRed are looking at:

  • How to prevent concussions from occurring
  • How to detect and diagnose concussions
  • How to manage concussions to get athletes back playing sport faster

Participants must create an online account at SHRedConcussions.ca, whereby they will complete most of their study requirements. Through the online account participants will complete weekly sport participation and injury surveys and be able to report any injury sustained to their study therapist. Additionally, participants are asked to participate in baseline testing that includes; baseline measures, online questionnaires and clinical assessments.



Mental Performance Consultant

CMPC® , MHK, PhD(c)

Elise is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant® with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association and works with the University of Calgary Dinos. In addition to her formal education, her playing experience as a semi-pro and varsity soccer player and elite hockey goaltender gives her unique insight into helping athletes, teams, and coaches utilize sport psychology principles to improve their performance and wellbeing. She can help athletes with their self-confidence, stress management, emotional regulation, competition planning, and more.

Elise’s counselling philosophy is that mental training can be fun while being meaningful and that the results can go beyond the sport context and bring positive change in everyday life. Elise has experience working with athletes of varied backgrounds in English and French and has additional training for children, teenagers, and young adults. She conducts both 1 on 1 sessions and team workshops.

For more information, please email eliselacoste4@gmail.com and mention that you are part of CBSC


Nutritionalist, BScHNU, RD

Erin joined the team at the Sport Medicine Centre in the fall of 2021. Through her dietetic training, she has worked with a variety of athletes in sports such as cross country, basketball, rowing and track & field. Erin also worked alongside the women’s varsity hockey team at St. Francis Xavier University throughout her studies.

When it comes to nutrition, her approach is rooted in the principles of Health at Every Size (HAES)(R), with a weight neutral approach, meaning the focus is on health behaviour change rather than the number on the scale.