Bolder Health and Performance was created to assist active Calgarians  achieve optimal health, maintain an active lifestyle, and improve performance within their sport and life pursuits.

About Us

We are a multidisciplinary clinic of physiotherapists, osteopaths, and massage therapists, sharing a space with the climbing community. This unique pairing allows our team access to a multitude of tools for assessment and rehabilitation.

We work with individuals of all ages and with all interests. Our therapy team has extensive experience treating sports related injuries, chronic pain, acute to chronic injuries,  injury prevention, vestibular rehabilitation, TMJ dysfunction, and running and climbing specific assessments. We also offer blood flow restriction training.

Our clients range from non-athletes to athletes who perform at a high-level. We have a strong interest in mountain sports and enjoy working with climbers, hikers, runners, cyclists, skiers/snowboarders, and alpinists. 
 
At Bolder Health and Performance, you can expect one-on-one individualized care based on your specific goals. We emphasize education and movement as the foundation for recovery and injury prevention. Our overarching goal is to empower you to be an active participant in your rehab and support you in taking charge of your health. 

Our Team

Kayla Eagle

Physiotherapist, MScPT, BKin, CAFCI

Kayla is a physiotherapist, climber, mother, and co-owner of Bolder Health and Performance. 

Kayla graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy following a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. Practicing as a registered physiotherapist, she has worked extensively in private practice working with a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions.

Kayla has a strong interest in additional post-graduate education, which has included certification in acupuncture, biomedical dry needling, Active Release Technique, advanced manual therapy courses through the orthopaedic division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the ordering of diagnostic Imaging. She has taken additional training in the assessment and treatment of shoulder conditions and injuries, elbow and pelvic injuries, assessing movement patterns including climbing movement assessments, running gait assessment, and blood flow restriction.

Her approach to rehab is centred around analyzing movement patterns and postures, creating functional progressive exercises and using manual therapy techniques to address altered mechanics and restore optimal mobility and function. She is also very keen on patient education, helping patients establish realistic goals, and focusing on self-management. 

Kayla has a special interest in climbing related injuries and injury prevention, and has taught youth education workshops on preventing injury in youth competition climbers.  She also has a keen interest in non-operative shoulder management.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family or at the local climbing gym. She enjoys running, bouldering, snowboarding, golf, and water sports. 

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Antoine Rodriguez

Osteopathic manual therapist

Antoine Rodriguez is an osteopathic manual therapist having graduated after 5 years of study at the Collège Ostéopathique Européen in France, 2016.

After graduation, he spent 5 years practicing osteopathy in France before moving to Canada. His experiences have led him to work with different demographics such as infants, prenatal/postnatal clients, athletes and geriatric clients. Antoine is registered with the Alberta Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists (AAOMT) and since moving to Canada, has been practicing in Calgary since 2021.

His practice of osteopathy is unique to each patient, utilizing a broad scope of skills which include deep tissue massage as well as myotensive, structural, functional/fascial, visceral and cranio-sacral techniques.

His passion for sports led him to pursue a training exploring the practice of osteopathy in relation with athletes. Through the years, Antoine had the opportunity to work with his local running and soccer clubs in France and during this period, he helped athletes understand the cause of their injuries through osteopathic assessment and treatments.

Antoine values health and overall wellbeing and leverages his training to maintain optimal health of his patients through osteo-centric practices.

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Zoe Frank

PT, MScPT, BSc(honours)

Zoe grew up in Montreal as a competitive figure skater which spearheaded her interest in treating sports injuries and working with athletes. She completed her Bachelor of Sciences degree at Queen’s University, which is where she first began rock climbing with the local climbing club. She quickly fell in love with the sport and the community. She moved to Calgary in 2019 to pursue climbing adventures in the mountains. She earned her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in December 2022.

Zoe’s goal is to create treatment plans that are deeply intertwined with the individual’s goals and interests. She has a strong belief in the healing power of movement, and incorporates exercise and education at the forefront of her care. She strives to help individuals get back to the sports they love in the healthiest form possible. Having taken clinical courses on running injuries, climbing finger injuries, as well as concussion management, Zoe has the knowledge to assess and treat a wide variety of conditions. 

Outside of work, Zoe loves to play in the mountains in as many different ways as possible. You may find her at the local crag, skiing fresh pow in the backcountry, running along steep mountain trails, or fueling her love of coffee at the nearest cafe. 

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Samuel Shapiro

Massage Therapist

Samuel Shapiro graduated with honors from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy. Initially choosing massage therapy as a lifestyle change, Samuel has discovered a new and deepening interest in the human body and all of its amazing systems and complexities. He is particularly drawn to therapeutic massage, including myofascial work, dynamic cupping, active techniques, and joint mobilizations. Samuel likes to challenge his clients and get them actively involved in their treatments and wellbeing. He prefers a collaborative approach and strives to arm his clients with the knowledge and the tools they need to take care of their bodies and maintain their health.

As a lifelong learner, Samuel enjoys doing research and takes regular massage-related courses in an effort to build a well-informed, evidence-based practice. His passion is teaching and he hopes to one day instruct other aspiring massage therapists. Outside of massage, Samuel stays active with bouldering and hiking in the mountains. He is obsessed with specialty coffee and can talk endlessly about this subject!

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Dr. Nicole Laird

Chiropractor, DC, BScKin

Nicole grew up in Saskatchewan, where she trained heavily in cheer and gymnastics. She decided to pursue chiro after a back injury in her youth introduced her to manual therapy, which sparked an interest in learning more about the human body.

She completed her Bachelor’s of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan, before pursuing her Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Nicole has received additional education in acupuncture, dry needling, and Functional Range Conditioning. 

Nicole developed a passion for climbing while living in Toronto. She now enjoys bouldering and sport climbing, and gets outdoors whenever possible. She attended the Canadian Medical Climbing Symposium in 2023 in order to help treat climber specific injuries and improve performance. 

Nicole’s treatment style involves an individualized, rehab focused approach. She utilizes manual therapy to increase mobility, decrease pain, and restore function. Then gives exercises and modifications to strengthen tissues, and get you back to doing what you love. She highlights establishing clear, achievable goals in both the short and long term. Nicole works with the entire body as a whole, and has a special interest in treating hand, shoulder, and knee injuries.

When she isn’t working, Nicole enjoys climbing ( you will probably see her around the gym), yoga, skiing, and hiking with her dog, Ahri. She is also an avid reader, and has a problem putting a book down once she has started. 

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