About us

Kingston Athletic Therapy Centre (KATC) was founded as a home based business in the summer of 2008. Certified Athletic Therapists Carla Brash and Jean Soleyn had a vision to introduce a unique form of physical therapy (Athletic Therapy) to the Kingston area.

What makes Athletic Therapy different than others forms of physical therapy?

  • Athletic Therapy focuses on finding the root cause of an injury and doesn’t just address the symptoms
  • This not only heals the initial injury but reduces the risk of future or recurring injuries
  • Athletic Therapy uses more manual therapy and less modalities (such as ultrasound, TENS, Laser or Light Therapy)

What makes Athletic Therapy at KATC so unique?

  • Our Athletic Therapists have several additional certifications (see Athletic Therapy Page) that allow them to treat injuries like a traditional physical therapist or to think outside the box to address persistent, chronic, or unique issues with complementary forms of manual therapy such as Cranial Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation
  • Along with 6 Athletic Therapist and 2 Massage Therapists we have a 650 sq/ft gym with a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Kinesiologist. We have the facilities to help young or old, injured or healthy, athletic or gym newbie. Having all these complementary health care professionals working together under one roof is a powerful thing!
  • We believe that getting stronger is one of the most important aspects of injury prevention. Therefore, our Therapists take a full body approach to treatment and our Trainers do the same with their Mobility & Movement Assessment. We are only as strong as our weakest link
  • We have Kingston’s only Whole body Cryotherapy chamber! It’s amazing for recovery from exercise, regaining mobility post-op or post-injury, managing the symptoms of arthritis, and for reducing inflammation (see Whole Body Cryotherapy Page)

Our Story

Within 2 years, KATC out grew its original space and moved to our current location at 1663 Venture Drive. Growing the space also meant growing services within the facility. Registered Massage Therapy, Personal Training and Nutritional Coaching were added to the KATC team. 
In 2010 Carla and Jean were awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce.

Today KATC is a 4200 sq ft multidisciplinary facility that houses 5 Certified Athletic Therapists, 2 Registered Massage Therapists, 1 Registered Kinesiologist / Cryo Cabin Operator, and 1 Certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach.

Our facility includes 6 treatment tables in our open concept clinic, 4 private treatment/ massage rooms, a 650 sq/ft private training studio, and Kingston’s only Whole Body Cryotherapy chamber. We offer a range of services from Athletic Therapy to Concussion Management and work with people of all ages and activity levels.