Brett has had a passion for sport throughout his life, with a concentration in swimming and more recently resistance training. He has been a part of foundational swimming instruction and has been a certified life guard with the National Lifesaving Society for the past 7 years. Brett is excited to work at Premier with their active clientele and is looking forward to learning from and working with such motivated clients!


Education:

  • Eastern Academy - Massage Therapy Diploma Program


Additional Certifications:

  • ​National Lifeguarding Association Certification

Stephen started his career as a sports nutritionist at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), where he provided nutrition services for the elite junior men’s and women’s basketball and Australian Rugby 7’s programs, as well as for a number of other elite junior and senior and athletes. After finishing at the AIS, Stephen spent nine years working at the Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence in Doha, Qatar, where he had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of junior and senior elite athletes in a number of team and individual sports, including track and field, soccer, tennis and squash. A number of athletes he worked with competed at the World Championship and Olympic level.

Stephen aims to offer athletes at all levels individualized, research-based sports nutrition advice to help them achieve their health and performance goals, whether that be to help them improve their body composition (increase muscle mass/reduce fat mass), optimize recovery from between training sessions or indeed help them to “return to play” in the best shape possible.

Outside of work, Stephen is a keen runner, having competed in multiple marathons and ultramarathons, as well as three Ironman triathlons. His own participation in sports has allowed him to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by athletes in achieving their dietary and sporting goals, while balancing all of life’s other commitments. He also enjoys reading, traveling and hiking, having recently discovered the wonders of the East Coast trial. Stephen currently holds temporary registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dietitians.   

Education:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics), QUT, Brisbane, Australia

  • Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Sports Science, VUT, Victoria, Australia 

  • IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition 
  • ISSN Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition


Ashley Hiscock, CAT(C), NLCK, CSCS
Certified Athletic Therapist 

Certified Kinesiologist 

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

​​​Sara graduated from Academy Canada in 2015, knowing that sport massage was going to be the focus of her career. Currently a full time dancer and dance instructor at the Dance Academy, Sara is excited to bring the dance community to Premier and is looking forward to increasing her knowledge of sports massage as well as her overall skills as a registered massage therapist!


Education:

  • Academy Canada - Massage Therapy Diploma

Bianca Paiement, MSc, CSCS

Master of Science Biomechanics

Strength and Conditioning Specialist


After graduating from York University, Mathew has since completed courses in manual therapies, taping, and distance running. During his time as a Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT), Mathew has been fortunate enough to help a variety of people, including professional athletes in the CFL and AHL, Olympic Athletes, as well as some of the province's top athletes in running, gymnastics, basketball, ultimate frisbee, and swimming. ​​


Education: 

  • York University - Bachelor of Science Specialized Honours in Kinesiology
  • Canadian College of Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy - Massage Therapy Diploma


Additional Certifications:

  • Athletic Therapy Certification


​Ashley has been working as a Certified Athletic Therapist since 2010 and founded Premier Athletic Therapy & Sports Medicine in 2011. Since then, she has worked with the Newfoundland Growlers, St. John's Edge, St. John's IceCaps, Hockey Canada's U18 Program, Newfoundland's provincial team athletes in volleyball, hockey, soccer, football, gymnastics, and cheerleading, and the 2019 Canada Winter Games to work with Team NL hockey. She was also a member of the therapy team at the 2013 World Ball Hockey Championships.

Ashley is committed to understanding your sport. As a former artistic gymnast, she has a special interest in artistic sports such as gymnastics, cheerleading, circus arts, and dance. She has also competed in cheerleading (university and all-star), fixed-seat rowing, played hockey, ultimate frisbee, and she's most recently taken up springboard diving! Contact Ashley if you need help getting back on the field!


Education:

  • Memorial University - Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours)
  • Sheridan College - Bachelor of Applied Health Science - Athletic Therapy (Honours)


Additional Certifications:​​

  • Certified First Responder (Canadian Red Cross)
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Assessment and Treatment of Minor Traumatic Brain Injuries and Associated Spinal Dysfunction
  • Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Introduction to Dance Medicine & Survey of Injuries in Dance
  • Health Care in the Performing Arts

Rebecca graduated with her Massage Therapy diploma in 2010, and discovered a passion for working with athletic populations in 2015. Since then she has worked with numerous athletes across a variety of sports. Selected teams/events include World and Canadian Muay Thai Champions, Pinty’s Grand Slam Tour Challenge, HockeyNL's High Performance Program, Hockey Canada's Senior National Women's Team, the IIHF High Performance Program (U18 Camp), and the MUN Seahawks Women’s Basketball team. As a former artistic swimmer, she was honoured to work with Canada Artistic Swimming’s Olympic Training Team during their visit to Newfoundland. 
Rebecca is currently working towards her Sport Massage Therapist diploma and a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Rebecca is thrilled to be part of the Premier team!  


Education:

  • CompuCollege - Fitness and Lifestyle Specialist Diploma
  • CompuCollege - Massage Therapy Diploma


Additional Certifications:

  • K-Tape Pro Therapist Certification
  • Mechanical Cupping Certification 
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Certified First Responder - Canadian Red Cross


*Rebecca is not currently accepting new clients due to scheduling restrictions. Please book in with one of our other providers, or contact the office if you would like to be added to her waitlist. 


​NEWFOUNDLAND'S SPORTS INJURY REHABILITATION SPECIALISTS​

Matthew Moore, CAT(C), RMT, SMT(CC)
Certified Athletic Therapist 

Registered Massage Therapist 

Sport Massage Therapist (candidate)


Stephen Gurr, RD, BHlthSc(Nut&diet), IOC Dip Sp Nutr

Registered Dietitian

Sara Earles, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist 

After graduating from the University of Ottawa, Bianca went on to work in the fitness industry for 7 years, where she has worked with both general and special populations. Originally a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Ottawa Women's Rugby team, Bianca has since worked with NHL, AHL, OHL, NCAA, USports, National Volleyball and Rep Rugby athletes at a private sports performance facility in Ottawa before moving back to Newfoundland. 
As an athlete, Bianca grew up mostly figure skating and playing hockey until post secondary when she started playing rugby. With the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women's rugby team she won 4 RSEQ gold medals, and the 2017 USports National Championships before transitioning to coaching.


Education: 

  • University of Ottawa - Master of Science specialized in Biomechanics
  • University of Ottawa - Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics


Additional Certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) - NSCA
  • Personal Trainer Certification 

Machel Rayner, MPH, BKin, CEP

Bachelor of Kinesiology

​Certified Exercise Physiologist


Rebecca Gladney, FLS, RMT

Fitness and Lifestyle Specialist

Registered Massage Therapist

Sport Massage Therapist (candidate)

While completing his honours in Kinesiology under the supervision of Dr. David Behm, Machel studied The Effect of Static Stretching on the Counterlateral Limb Performance, Push-Ups vs. Bench Press and Differences in Repetitions and Muscle Activation between Sexes, of which both articles were successfully published.


Machel hopes to have an impact on the healthcare industry by educating the public on the importance of being active through fitness, strength and conditioning, and lifestyle management. He is a highly motivated and energetic individual, who creates a positive environment in his surrounding. Armed with his drive to help individuals achieve their uttermost goal to the best of their ability, Machel hopes to be a great asset to the Premier Athletic Therapy and Sports Medicine team.


Education: 

  • Memorial University - Master of Public Health
  • Memorial University - Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours)


Additional Certifications:

  • ​Certified Exercise Physiologist

Brett Rowsell, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist