KATE HOOD, DC
Active Release Techniques® Provider
Acupuncture McMaster University
McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture Clinical Instructor
Location: King & Yonge
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Kinesiology program, Kate went on to pursue Chiropractic following a series of debilitating back injuries. Choosing to attend Palmer West College of Chiropractic in San Jose, California, she graduated with awards in Leadership, Sport and Clinical Excellence. While at Palmer West she was actively involved with several on-campus organizations including the college’s chapter of the ACA Sports Council. Serving in several positions, she ultimately went on to serve for two terms as it’s President. This role afforded her the opportunity to work with athletes of all calibers from a variety of sports, including but not limited to the Ironman Triathlon (Kona HI 2000-2003), Professional beach volleyball (2000-02), Track and Field (US trials 2000), Swimming (Santa Clara Invitational 2000-03).
She was listed among the “Who’s Who” of students in American Colleges and Universities and was privileged to help co-author the chapter; “Considerations in the Female Athlete”, in Conservative Management of Sports Injuries 2nd Ed.
She is a Clinical Instructor for the Core and Advanced Programs in the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Programs offered through McMaster University and has assisted as an instructor on programs provided to the US Navy (San Diego 2009/2010). She has been the Medical Trainer for several Triple A hockey teams throughout the GTHL. In recent years, Kate has become a sought after speaker for sport clubs as well as professional and community groups.
She is an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine and International Youth Conditioning Association.
Credentialed in Performance and Kinesio Taping, Active Release Technique, Graston and Fascial Abrasion Techniques, she utilizes Electro Acupuncture, movement re-patterning, fascial work and appropriate exercise prescription to address the needs of each individual patient. She has a passion for addressing the specific needs of Female Athletes as well as restoring the body to a pre-injury level of performance.
She maintains a professional license in the province of Ontario as well as the state of California.