Jonathan was born in Daysland, Alberta and grew up in the Alliance/Castor, AB area. He started his post-secondary education in Red Deer to then finish his undergraduate in Edmonton at the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He then continued on to complete his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta – Augustana Campus.
As an individual, Jonathan loves the sport of running and competed in XC-running at the ACAC and CIS level during his post-secondary education. It was during Jonathan’s post-secondary experience he developed a passion for understanding the how and why we use to explain phenomenon. This lead him to the field of research and a publication in the Journal of Advances in Physiology Education; The ins and outs of breath holding: simple demonstrations of complex respiratory physiology.
He believes his experiences in running/sport, research, & recreational activities have allowed him to understand the analytical/problem solving side of rehab to optimize recovery and performance. Additionally, Jonathan believes his love for movement and experience in sport allows him to understand the emotional component of injuries. This allows him to empathize and work with the patient to reach their goals.
In his free time, Jonathan enjoys weightlifting, distant running (best times: ½ marathon 1:18:50; Marathon: 2:51:37), bouldering, hiking and spending time with friends and family. Jonathan joined the Collegiate team in February of 2018.