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.
Christina teaches internationally on physiotherapy and exercise for the older adult as well as working with women who are pregnant and postpartum so they can return to exercise. She teaches four courses, including Modern Management of the Older Adult and Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete: Pregnancy and Postpartum through the Institute of Clinical Excellence helps therapists provide quality care to their older clients.
Christina is a pelvic floor physiotherapist and has a passion for helping women with different life transitions including postpartum care and menopause.
Christina is a mom of Mya, a fur mom of Boomer and Bailey and is a national level weightlifter competing in the 64 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.
Lisa completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2020. Prior to her Master’s degree, she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, where she had the unique opportunity to study Friluftsliv (Outdoor Studies) in Oslo, Norway.
Having worked previously as a Kinesiologist, and coaching gymnastics throughout her schooling, Lisa understands the value of exercise and the positive impact movement can have both physically and mentally. She is an advocate that movement is medicine, and strives to help others find exercises they enjoy and can incorporate into their daily lives.
During her Master’s degree Lisa completed a Women’s Health elective that inspired her to take additional training towards becoming a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. She is passionate about using a combination of education and exercise to empower women to feel confident throughout their pregnancy journey, and help them continue doing what they love.
Lisa is a huge animal lover, and loves finding unique ways to get active from training for Spartan Races to going to goat yoga!
Ally has completed her undergraduate degree in physical and health education studies at Queen’s University and is currently completing a certificate in business. She has been an athlete her whole life playing a wide range of sports, however, she specialized in swimming and is currently on her 5th year swimming for Queen’s.
Ally is passionate about all things sport; from hockey to football, she has a love for all types of physical performance. She loves weightlifting and is an advocate for increasing strength in all ages. She is also a firm believer in being different and knocking down barriers in the gym.