At STAVE OFF, we aim to build up all aspects of our community along a continuum. We aim to help you reach your goals no matter where you are starting from. Through our physiotherapy services, we can get you back to what you love to do most, reduce pain, improve stiffness and increase strength. These services are covered under many private insurance plans.
Our group exercise programs allow you to reach your fitness goals! We have programs that can cater to you such as PRIME or our arthritis-specific program, CONQUER. Our gym and rehab staff are knowledgeable about injury,
injury prevention and modification of exercise programs based on your level. We strengthen our connection to the community through our fundraising efforts for local non-profit organizations. This is why a portion of every exercise membership to STAVE OFF goes to Hospice Kingston.
Through our community, we can work to be role models of healthy, active lifestyles. With the help of our team, we can encourage all members of the Kingston community at any age to be strong contributing members of our wonderful society.
Christina Prevett (Nowak)
Christina finished her Masters of Physiotherapy at McMaster University, graduating in 2013. She is a believer in the strength of exercise for rehabilitation, especially with older adults. This passion led her to begin her PhD in 2015 in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Ada Tang. Her doctoral studies look at the utilization of strength training principles for healthy aging and prevention of disability. She obtained her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) accreditation through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 2014. She interned at McMaster University in Strength and Conditioning. She was a member of the medical staff at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, ON.
Christina teaches internationally on physiotherapy and exercise for the older adult. Her course, Modern Management of the Older Adult with Dustin Jones through the Institute of Clinical Excellence helps therapists provide quality care to their older clients.
Christina is a mom of Mya, a fur mom of Boomer and Bailey and is a national level weightlifter competing in the 64 and 71 kg weight classes
Maura completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in 2019. Prior to her Master’s degree, she obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, with a minor in Psychology from McMaster University.
Maura gained experience coaching and correcting movement through her 3 year internship with McMaster strength and conditioning – where she was a lead intern with the varsity women’s soccer team, head strength coach for the women’s hockey team, and gained experience working with CFL athletes, and youth athletes.
Throughout her physiotherapy degree, Maura completed her final 2 placements in Moshi, Tanzania working in the spinal cord rehab unit and learned so much more than she could have imagined. Because of this, Maura not only has a strong passion and interest in exercise and movement, but also in global and community health.
Maura is an avid runner, loves hiking and camping, strength training and biking.
Kelsey completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy program at Queen’s University in 2017. Prior to her Master’s degree, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology also at Queen’s University. She is passionate about promoting health and physical activity in all individuals, and particularly enjoyed her extra-curricular involvement with programs for children and adults with cognitive, physical, and/or social barriers, including the Winter Adapted Games, Motionball, Revved Up, and Q-Jump. Kelsey has also enjoyed her experiences leading group exercise programs through her strength and conditioning internship with the Queen’s women’s soccer team, the Revved Up program, and the Cardiac Rehab program at Lennox and Addington County General Hospital. Throughout the winter months, Kelsey keeps busy with figure skating. She previously competed as a competitive ice dancer, and was the co-captain of the Queen’s Varsity Figure Skating team. She remains involved with the team through coaching and choreography to this day.
Kelsey is a strong believer that exercise is medicine, and can be used to help ward off chronic disease and pain. She hopes that she can encourage others to engage in lifelong participation of physical activity!
Carly graduated from Physical and Health Education at Queen’s University and is now pursuing a master’s in Occupational Therapy. She is set to graduate in 2020. She has been involved with coaching and exercise for more than 6 years, and has developed a great understanding of the body and how it benefits from physical activity. Throughout Carly’s undergraduate studies, she has become very involved in studying how our ever-growing knowledge of physical activity can have such an impact on persons with disabilities or injuries. She has also worked directly with participants from Revved Up, which is an adapted exercise program service that promotes physical activity for those with mobility impairments and developmental disabilities. Their goal, like Carly’s, is to improve quality of life and to encourage healthy living.