Dr. Andrew Fagan recently competed at the World Archery Target Championships in Mexico City as a member of Canada’s national team. This event marks 10 years Dr. Fagan has been representing our county competing with the national team at various international events.
Sandor, one of our physiotherapist, travelled with the Speed Academy Track and Field team to the Canadian National Championships 2017 in Ottawa.
Speed Academy is based on Pickering Ontario and headed by one of the best track coaches, Tony Sharpe. Under coach Sharpe, Speed Academy has produced some of the best athletes in Canada that have filled our National Athletics Teams for Youth, Junior and Senior teams.
The team did really well with Leya Buchanan winning silver medal in 100m, Xahria Santiago ta ing bronze in 400m hurdles and Drelan Bramwell reaching 6th in 200m.
IPC Sledge Hockey International Women’s Cup, Brampton, Canada
Ms. Tracy Auld PT and Elizabeth Williams RMT participated at this important event as medical staff for the Canadian Women’s Sledge Hockey National Team. This was an exciting event as both were working with the team in such an event for the first time. Both enjoyed being part of this excitement and were proud of the team’s performance which placed second, only behind Team USA. It was a pleasure to work with the Team that was highly motivated and worked really hard.
They looked forward to the next event as they are now working for the team on permanent basis.
Congratulations to Liz and Tracy for a job well done!
In September 2014 Dr. Merepeza was asked by the Albanian Football Federation to join their medical staff of the Albanian Senior National Football Team. He was the team doctor for the Albanian U21 National Team under head coach Mr. Skender Gega and now he has joined the medical team of the senior team that consists of a team physician two PTs and Dr. Merepeza. The team is headed by Italian coaching staff with head coach Mr. Gianni de Biasi and assistant coach Paolo Tramezzani. It is an honour to be part of the team staff and it has been a great experience so far into the qualifying campaign. The team has obtained the best results in their history so far by beating Portugal in Porto and tying against France in Reinnes, France.
Swimming Olympic and Paralympic Trials, Montreal, Canada
Swim Canada held its trials competition to determine who will make the Canadian Swim Team to represent the country in London 2012 Olympic Games. Dr. Merepeza participated as the chiropractor for the Whitby Swim Team. It was a great event that took place March 26th-April 1st 2012 in Montreal, Canada. The swimmers did well and several achieved PB times and Isac Buckley made the Swim Canada Team for the Paraolympic Games in London 2012. Pictured right: Dr. Merepeza with 100m Backstroke finalist Kristina Steins and 50m free style finalist Jen Backberger at the Canadian Olympic Swim Qualifiers in Montreal, Quebec.
On March 6-7 2012 OFSAA wrestling competition was held in Peterborough Ontario. Dr. Merepeza was asked to put together a multidisciplinary medical team to service the event. The team was comprised of ten chiropractors, three physiotherapists, two kinesiologists and two massage therapists. From our clinic there were Elizabeth Williams RMT, Andrew Fagan CKin, Louisa Von Walderberg (our University of Waterloo Kinesiology Intern) and Dr. Alban Merepeza. The event was very exciting in many levels and very busy. Over 900 wrestlers from all over Ontario competed in over 1500 matches. The same team will be providing medical services for OFSAA Rugby 2012 which will be taking place on June 7-9 in Cobourg, Ontario. Well done team!