– By Kristie Moore
Wow! While watching this year’s Olympics I still can’t believe the Vancouver Olympics was 4 years ago already. Boy how my life has changed! I now have three kids and I’m working on my 1st year practicum for massage therapy at the Northwest Wellness Center. Through watching the Olympic events I came to realize there are some many other people behind the scenes you never see. We see the volunteers, security, coaches, and of course athletes. However, we never see the sports psychologists, massage therapists, chiropractors and so on. They are there waiting in the wings to work at all hours to help others realize their dreams. They are part of the team, much like the team that I have been lucky enough to work with at the Northwest Wellness Centre. I am blessed to know that working with this group. I will learn so much and may have just extended my chances of getting back to the Olympics!
(L-R) Kristie Moore, Cori Bartel, Carolyn Darbyshire, Susan O’Connor and Cheryl Bernard celebrate winning the silver medal after the women’s gold medal curling game between Canada and Sweden on day 15 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Vancouver Olympic Centre on February 26, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (February 25, 2010 – Source: Alex Livesey/Getty Images North America)
Kristie is working on her practicum in massage therapy at the Northwest Wellness Centre. Kristie has played high level sports from an early age, and her hard work and training led to a Silver Medal in curling at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010. Along the way she realized the importance of massage in helping her maintain her sports performance. When not training, Kristie had time to own and operate a restaurant, start raising a family and train as a massage therapist. Kristie loves to learn and looks forward to helping people improve their health and performance at sports and the challenges of daily living.