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Mike Grafstein, RMT, CSMTA Sport Fellow, CAT(C), CMRP

Registered Massage Therapist & Certified Athletic Therapist

"Feel, Move and Live Better"

In the past 25 years I have worked with many athletes in sports such as Rugby, Hockey and Basketball. I have travelled internationally to England, France and Germany and more, working with 1 to 3 soccer teams as the Head Therapist with Bryst International.

I have been fortunate to have treated National, Olympic, Paralympic, Pan Am and Para Pan Am athletes at the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario and am the Massage Therapist for Swim Ontario.

I was selected as part of the Core Canadian Medical Team for the 2019 World University Games in Italy and am an Alternate for the 2021 Japan Olympic Games for Massage Therapy.

My clinical work includes assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of concussions, sports injuries, chronic pain and post-surgery rehab with many different conditions.

 

My treatments vary from traditional deep tissue, relaxation, and pregnancy massage with 40-50% of my clients choosing lighter manual therapies such as Matrix Repatterning, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Matrix Manual Therapy. These treatments are easily integrated with one another. 

I understand the impact, pain and suffering that injuries have on athletes, weekend warriors and desk jockeys, and the importance of early treatment and rehabilitation for return to sport, work, school, or play. I have been under the knife a few times for both my knees, broken at least one bone in my body, have had stitches from head to toe and have had more than five concussions.

Furthermore, I also view Massage and Athletic Therapy as proactive and preventative self-care for maintenance of total mind, body and spirit wellness.

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In his spare time, Mike can be found hiking in one of York Region's Forest trails or camping in one of Ontario's Provincial Parks with his wife.

PROFESSIONAL BIO

Bachelor of Physical Education - Brock University, 1989

Diploma of Sport Injury Management - Sheridan College, 1991

Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT(C)), 1992

Diploma of Massage and Hydrotherapy - Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, 2000

Certified Matrix Repatterning Practitioner (CMRP), 2017

Craniosacral Therapy Levels 1, 1995

Craniosacral Therapy Level 2, 1996

Visceral Manipulation Level 1, 2008

Bioflex Certified Low Intensity Laser Therapist, 2019

Head Athletic Therapist Ontario Soccer, 1992-1994 (National Champions Boys u17 1992, Boys u15 1993 &1994)

Head Athletic Therapist Bryst International Futbol Academy - BFA, 2000-2017

CSMTA Sport Fellow, 2012

Lead Instructor - Advanced Sport Massage Techniques since 2017

Fill-In Massage Therapist - Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, 2015-2016

Host Medical Athletic and Massage Therapist - Para Pan Am Games, Athletic (York University), 2015

Swim Ontario Massage Therapist since 2018

Massage Therapist - Core Canadian Medical Team, World University Games (Italy), 2019

Alternate Massage Therapist - Core Canadian Medical Team, Summer Olympics 2021

Member of the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association

Member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association

Member of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapist Association (CSMTA)

Member of the Ontario Chapter of CSMTA

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