RCA announces Tricia McBride as Lead Therapist at the National Training Center

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VICTORIA, BC – Wednesday December 13, 2017

Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tricia McBride as Lead Therapist.

Working as a key member of the RCA Sport Science and Sport Medicine leadership team, Tricia will be actively involved in the development and implementation of the Sport Science & Sport Medicine (SSSM) strategy. Under the direction of RCA Chief Medical Officer, McBride will provide on-site management of medical and rehabilitative monitoring protocols. Tricia will also be responsible for daily direct therapy support and national team therapy program implementation.

Tricia brings over 12 years of physiotherapy experience in various roles with National Sport Federations including Rowing Canada, the Canadian Soccer Association, Hockey Canada and Rugby Canada. Tricia graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy. 

“I am thrilled we have managed to recruit Tricia and welcome her to this key role at RCA,” said RCA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mike Wilkinson. “Tricia brings a wealth of clinical skills and elite sports experience to the team and will play a key role in keeping athletes healthy and training on the water. We are looking forward to having Tricia join the RCA SSSM team and supporting the athletes in achieving their goals in the future.”

“It’s very exciting to have Tricia joining RCA’s high performance team within the pivotal role of Lead Therapist,” said High Performance Director Iain Brambell. “Having a central point of contact at the boathouse daily focused on medical management and preventative care is critical to ensuring our athletes are best prepared to endure and prevail the high intensity workouts that are required of a high performance rower.”  

Tricia will be based at the National Training Centre in Victoria, starting her new role as Lead Therapist this month.