Ian Budge- MscPT, Bkin, CSCS.
Ian began his post secondary education in Toronto with a 4 year undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University. Upon acceptance to Queen’s University, Ian moved his life to Kingston where he completed a professional masters degree in Physiotherapy. For nearly a decade, Ian has been working in private practice treating orthopaedic injuries and helping Kingston’s finest get back on their feet. Commitment and dedication to his career, health care, and physical activity have made Ian feel extremely grateful he has the opportunity to help people on a daily basis.
Additional training amongst regulated health professionals is essential in order to maintain the highest quality health care services. Ian has taken many postgraduate courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, and therapeutic exercise in an effort to provide his patients with the fastest possible recovery. Most recently, Ian has focused his practice on Shockwave Therapy and Functional Dry Needling (Kinetacore). He feels they are powerful tools with the potential to maximize overall speed of recovery.
Postgraduate training as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA for the past 7 years has allowed Ian to expand on his previous knowledge base when it comes to exercise. Correctly prescribed exercise is essential for a client’s full recovery from injury. Whether for clients who seek pain relief or who simply want to get back to the activities they value the most, professional guidance is important. Ian will take the time to ensure the gains made during physiotherapy sessions don’t get wasted with a lack of attention to detail.
Ian enjoys an active lifestyle which usually includes hitting the gym, backcountry camping, and sports of any kind. From a young age, physical activity has always played a big part in Ian’s life; regularly playing hockey, baseball, golf, soccer, volleyball and his new favourite – Ultimate Frisbee. In his down time, Ian also enjoys relaxing with some of the finer things in life; such as drinking a rich espresso, exploring new travel destinations with his wife, and strumming on the acoustic guitar. Being both a happy and hardworking individual, Ian provides an optimistic outlook for his patients dealing with all kinds of injuries and functional restrictions.
Joel Zelt- MSc, BScH
Joel is a Kingston native, graduating from Queen’s University with an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and a Master’s in clinical exercise physiology. Joel brings valuable knowledge to the field of kinesiology with expertise in the benefits of exercise and physical activity programs on health and functional capacity.
Prescribing the correct modality, frequency, and intensity of physical activity is a core component of health management and injury rehabilitation. With a background in clinical exercise research, Joel has the ability to tailor and adapt exercise programs to the specific needs and goals of the individual client.
Although he has played Queen’s Gael’s varsity soccer, he has hung up his competitive cleats to focus on his second passion of health management through exercise. During the summer months you can find Joel on the soccer pitch, enjoying the high winds of Kingston on the lake windsurfing, or riding his bike around the various paths the city has to offer.
Ian Gilchrist- BSc, MScPT, PhD
Ian completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Honours Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo before completing his Master’s of Physical Therapy degree from Queen’s University. Ian’s passion for learning, continuing education, and innovation lead him to earn a Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science at Queen’s University. His doctoral research focused on the measurement of neck strength and neck muscle activity. Ian has published components of his doctoral work in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.
While completing his doctoral research, Ian has worked in an acute care setting at the Kingston General Hospital. He is extremely excited to return to a private practice setting to be able to treat orthopaedic conditions and promote a physically active lifestyle. In addition to his clinical work, Ian also holds Teaching Adjunct positions in the Schools of Kinesiology and Health Studies and Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University.
Ian grew up in rural mid-western Ontario playing elite-level hockey and fastpitch. However, since moving to Kingston, he has found a love of Ultimate Frisbee. His passion for Ultimate combined with his competitive nature, Ian now plays for Kingston’s competitive Master’s team. When he can find some extra leisure time on weekends, you may find Ian on his road bike cycling around the greater Kingston area. However, Ian spends the majority of his time with the two greatest loves of his life – his wife and young daughter.
Jaclyn is a graduate from the Fitness and Health Promotion program at St. Lawrence College. After working in the fitness industry for 3 years, she decided to branch out further finding a job in the health care field.
Jaclyn is passionate about seeing others succeed in accomplishing their goals. She will always greet you with an energetic smile when welcoming you to the clinic and help schedule appointments at each patient’s convenience.
Jaclyn’s favourite pastimes belong in the great outdoors. Anything from hiking and camping to water sports with canoeing, paddle boarding or wakeboarding being right up her alley. During the winter months, she lives for getting out on her snowboard.