STR

About Jim

Jim has been teaching STR Workshops throughout Canada since 2005

Instructor

CAT(C), R.Kin, M.Ed, Dip SIM, B.PhEd(honors)

Jim Bilotta has taught STR workshops throughout Canada to a variety of health care professionals including Registered Massage Therapists, Athletic Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Kinesiologists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and students of these professions over the past 15 years. He was first introduced to soft tissue release by Stuart Taws who developed, and has taught, STR workshops since the mid 1980’s. Jim assisted Stuart in STR workshops held at Brock University from 2003-2005 before beginning to teach STR workshops on his own.

Jim is an Athletic Therapist and Registered Kinesiologists who has been employed at the Brock University Sports Medicine Clinic for the past 30 years. He also teaches part time for the Department of Kinesiology at Brock. He has been a certified member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association since 1992. After completing a Bachelor of Physical Education (honors) degree at Brock University in 1987 and a Diploma in Sports Injury Management at Sheridan College in 1989, he earned a diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1997. This was followed by a Master’s degree in Education from Brock in 2004, specializing in adult learning. The Soft Tissue Release workshop and manual were developed as part of his graduate work. Jim utilizes many adult-learning principles in his workshops to help participants understand the soft tissue release principles, skills and techniques.

He has been on many Canadian Medical Teams internationally including the Pan American Games in Argentina, the Para Olympic Games in Atlanta, and the World University Games in Japan and Sicily.

Instructor

CAT(C), R.Kin, M.Ed, Dip SIM, B.PhEd(honors)

Jim Bilotta has taught STR workshops throughout Canada to a variety of health care professionals including Registered Massage Therapists, Athletic Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Kinesiologists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and students of these professions over the past 15 years. He was first introduced to soft tissue release by Stuart Taws who developed, and has taught, STR workshops since the mid 1980’s. Jim assisted Stuart in STR workshops held at Brock University from 2003-2005 before beginning to teach STR workshops on his own.

Jim is an Athletic Therapist and Registered Kinesiologists who has been employed at the Brock University Sports Medicine Clinic for the past 30 years. He also teaches part time for the Department of Kinesiology at Brock. He has been a certified member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association since 1992. After completing a Bachelor of Physical Education (honors) degree at Brock University in 1987 and a Diploma in Sports Injury Management at Sheridan College in 1989, he earned a diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1997. This was followed by a Master’s degree in Education from Brock in 2004, specializing in adult learning. The Soft Tissue Release workshop and manual were developed as part of his graduate work. Jim utilizes many adult-learning principles in his workshops to help participants understand the soft tissue release principles, skills and techniques.

He has been on many Canadian Medical Teams internationally including the Pan American Games in Argentina, the Para Olympic Games in Atlanta, and the World University Games in Japan and Sicily.

Instructor

CAT(C), R.Kin, M.Ed, Dip SIM, B.PhEd(honors)

Jim Bilotta has taught STR workshops throughout Canada to a variety of health care professionals including Registered Massage Therapists, Athletic Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Kinesiologists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and students of these professions over the past 15 years. He was first introduced to soft tissue release by Stuart Taws who developed, and has taught, STR workshops since the mid 1980’s. Jim assisted Stuart in STR workshops held at Brock University from 2003-2005 before beginning to teach STR workshops on his own.

Jim is an Athletic Therapist and Registered Kinesiologists who has been employed at the Brock University Sports Medicine Clinic for the past 30 years. He also teaches part time for the Department of Kinesiology at Brock. He has been a certified member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association since 1992. After completing a Bachelor of Physical Education (honors) degree at Brock University in 1987 and a Diploma in Sports Injury Management at Sheridan College in 1989, he earned a diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1997. This was followed by a Master’s degree in Education from Brock in 2004, specializing in adult learning. The Soft Tissue Release workshop and manual were developed as part of his graduate work. Jim utilizes many adult-learning principles in his workshops to help participants understand the soft tissue release principles, skills and techniques.

He has been on many Canadian Medical Teams internationally including the Pan American Games in Argentina, the Para Olympic Games in Atlanta, and the World University Games in Japan and Sicily.

The Teaching Team

Kim Mark-Goldsworthy

Instructor

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BPhEd, RMT, DOMP

Registered Massage Therapist

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Canadian Sport Massage Therapist Association Sport Fellow

Kim Mark-Goldsworthy is a Registered Massage Therapist licensed to practice in British Columbia. She has been in continuous practice in Victoria since 1995 in the sport massage field with a special interest in concussions. She has a Physical Education Degree from Brock University (1993) and a Diploma of Massage Therapy from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in Ontario (1995). Kim became a Sport Fellow with the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) in 2002. She has also completed 5 years of training at the Canadian School of Osteopathy in Vancouver and a thesis to graduate with a Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice in 2021.

Kim has worked with a number of national and professional athletes and teams. She was the RMT with the Victoria Salmon Kings hockey team (ECHL) through their time in Victoria (2004-2011) and continues to be the RMT with the Victoria Royals hockey team (WHL) since their inception in 2011. She has worked with a variety of rugby teams at the Provincial and National level since 2004. Some of these teams included the Men’s Senior National 15s Team, Women’s National 7s Team, and the Men’s National 7s team. She has also been a member of the host medical teams for a variety of World Championships, Major Games, and the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver. Kim has been a member of the Canadian Medical Team at the 2007 Pan Am Games (Brazil), 2007 World Junior Championships in Athletics (Poland), 2008 FISU Summer Universiade (Russia), and the 2012 Summer Olympics (London). She was the RMT with the Men’s Senior National 15s Team at The Rugby World Cup 2015 in England.

Kim has been a member of the CSMTA Executive Committee (2002-2016) including the role of president (2010-2012), an examiner for the CSMTA written and practical certification exams, and continues to be a member of many CSMTA committees. She was also a Board Member of SportMed BC (2003-2008).

Kim works hard to balance being a mother of two, a busy practice, continuing education, and professional committee involvement. Throughout her life, her active participation in a broad array of sports including volleyball, badminton, athletics, ringette and rowing has given her the understanding of the demands and pressures of competitive sports.  In her spare time, Kim currently enjoys mountain biking, hiking, paddle boarding and ice hockey.

Joan Matthews White

Instructor

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Head Athletic Therapist for University of Alberta Athletics program for over 20 years.  Teaching & Service in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation in the area of sport injury management.  Certified Athletic Therapist & Completed PhD at University of Alberta in area of sports injuries in Disability in Sport.

Jerome Camacho

Instructor

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Jerome Camacho is the Head Athletic Therapist with Ryerson Athletics and Recreation.  Jerome Camacho has more than 15 years of experience working with national, professional, amateur, and varsity level athletes in numerous sports.     He spent four years working at the Sheridan Athletic Therapy Centre, where served as the Teaching Clinic Supervisor for two years.

Prior to that, he worked with the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club as the Assistant Athletic Therapist for 3 seasons.  He graduated from the Athletic Therapy Program at Sheridan College and became a Certified Athletic Therapist in 2001.   Before attending Sheridan, he completed his Bachelors of Physical Education at Brock University where his passion for Athletic Therapy began.  Jerome plays a key role with the Integrated Sports Team which strives to provide the best care and support for all the varsity athletes at Ryerson University.

Ben Trunzo

Instructor

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Ben Trunzo has been a Certified Athletic Therapist since 1987 and a member since 1981 when he joined under what was at the time a student member category. Ben became intrigued about athletic therapy after taking a Prevention and Care of athletic injuries course in 1978 at the University of Winnipeg where he was also a member of the Wesmen Varsity soccer team. 

Having suffered an ACL and meniscal injury in 1974 this course helped him understand what these injuries really meant, and he wanted to learn more about them. At that time Ben was a psychology and developmental studies major and did not realize where that introduction to athletic injury management would take him. His true passion for athletic therapy and injury rehabilitation really began when after graduating with BA in psychology in 1978 he enrolled into the Physical Education program at U of Manitoba. During this time, Ben worked as the student therapist with varsity basketball and he knew this was his calling. After graduation in 1981 he took some time off from schooling to work but continued with helping local athletes as a team trainer. In 1984 Ben decided to pursue a master’s degree and after working a few months at the Pan Am Sport Medicine Clinic he headed off for further studies at the University of Alberta where he completed a M.Sc. in athletic training and conditioning.

In 1987 Ben became, the head athletic therapist at the University of Winnipeg where he worked with the Wesmen varsity athletes for the next 25 years. In 1993, Ben also began working with the Canadian National Women’s volleyball team and continued to work with that program until 2012. Ben also had a 3-season tenure as the Head Therapist with the with Winnipeg Thunder professional basketball team.

In 2008 Ben moved from a dual role as the Head therapist and Instructor in the Athletic Therapy program at the University of Winnipeg to a full-time teaching position. During this tenure Ben has passed on his knowledge and passion for athletic therapy to the new regime of upcoming athletic therapists. 

Ben continues to show how much he values service to the profession both Provincially and Nationally as he has served in many capacities over the years. With the CATA he served on the BOD 1989-92, President 1992-93 and BOD Sports Medicine and Science Council of Canada, Ex-Officio 1993-94, Certification Committee 1996-99 and as Interim Chair 2004-05, Written Exam Review 1995-99, Chair of Major Games selection 1998-2003, Major Games/HPPC 2004 to present, SAT 1987-2018. Provincially Ben has served on the Manitoba Athletic Therapist BOD 1987-89, and 2006-08.

For his work in Athletic Therapy Ben is the recipient of the CATA Special Recognition Award (1993), the MATA Chuck Badcock Special Recognition Award (2012), CATA Distinguished Athletic Therapy Educator Award (2013). Ben is also very proud to be recognized outside of the CATA where he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame(2001) as a Member of the Wesmen Women’s Volleyball CIAU Champions 1987 and Manitoba Volleyball Hall of Fame 2017 (Builder, Athletic Therapy).

Ben’s Athletic Therapy contribution to the athletes of Manitoba and Canada as a member of the medical teams from 1987 to 2017include, 5 Canada Games,3 Pan America Games , 4 FISU Games and 1 Olympic Games.

Caroline Hicks-Casey

Instructor

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Caroline Hicks-Casey is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences (Kinesiology) at Brock University, where she aims to improve injury surveillance during major competitions such as the Canada Games.

Caroline graduated from Brock University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Physical Education (Honours), a minor in French and a specialization in injury prevention. During her time at Brock, Caroline worked as a student trainer for the Women’s Hockey team from 2016-2019 and worked as a Varsity Training Room Assistant Coordinator from 2019-2020. Caroline was presented with the one-time Brock Sports Medicine Outstanding Achievement Award in 2020 for her time spent with Brock Sports Medicine. Caroline has been working with Jim on his Soft Tissue Release workshops since 2020. Outside of school and work, Caroline enjoys spending time with her dog Percy, golfing, going for bike rides, and spending as much time as she can with family and friends.

The Teaching Team

Kim Mark-Goldsworthy

Instructor

Q

BPhEd, RMT, DOMP

Registered Massage Therapist

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Canadian Sport Massage Therapist Association Sport Fellow

Kim Mark-Goldsworthy is a Registered Massage Therapist licensed to practice in British Columbia. She has been in continuous practice in Victoria since 1995 in the sport massage field with a special interest in concussions. She has a Physical Education Degree from Brock University (1993) and a Diploma of Massage Therapy from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in Ontario (1995). Kim became a Sport Fellow with the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) in 2002. She has also completed 5 years of training at the Canadian School of Osteopathy in Vancouver and a thesis to graduate with a Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice in 2021.

Kim has worked with a number of national and professional athletes and teams. She was the RMT with the Victoria Salmon Kings hockey team (ECHL) through their time in Victoria (2004-2011) and continues to be the RMT with the Victoria Royals hockey team (WHL) since their inception in 2011. She has worked with a variety of rugby teams at the Provincial and National level since 2004. Some of these teams included the Men’s Senior National 15s Team, Women’s National 7s Team, and the Men’s National 7s team. She has also been a member of the host medical teams for a variety of World Championships, Major Games, and the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver. Kim has been a member of the Canadian Medical Team at the 2007 Pan Am Games (Brazil), 2007 World Junior Championships in Athletics (Poland), 2008 FISU Summer Universiade (Russia), and the 2012 Summer Olympics (London). She was the RMT with the Men’s Senior National 15s Team at The Rugby World Cup 2015 in England.

Kim has been a member of the CSMTA Executive Committee (2002-2016) including the role of president (2010-2012), an examiner for the CSMTA written and practical certification exams, and continues to be a member of many CSMTA committees. She was also a Board Member of SportMed BC (2003-2008).

Kim works hard to balance being a mother of two, a busy practice, continuing education, and professional committee involvement. Throughout her life, her active participation in a broad array of sports including volleyball, badminton, athletics, ringette and rowing has given her the understanding of the demands and pressures of competitive sports.  In her spare time, Kim currently enjoys mountain biking, hiking, paddle boarding and ice hockey.

Joan Matthews White

Instructor

Q

Head Athletic Therapist for University of Alberta Athletics program for over 20 years.  Teaching & Service in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation in the area of sport injury management.  Certified Athletic Therapist & Completed PhD at University of Alberta in area of sports injuries in Disability in Sport.

Jerome Camacho

Instructor

Q

Jerome Camacho is the Head Athletic Therapist with Ryerson Athletics and Recreation.  Jerome Camacho has more than 15 years of experience working with national, professional, amateur, and varsity level athletes in numerous sports.     He spent four years working at the Sheridan Athletic Therapy Centre, where served as the Teaching Clinic Supervisor for two years.

Prior to that, he worked with the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club as the Assistant Athletic Therapist for 3 seasons.  He graduated from the Athletic Therapy Program at Sheridan College and became a Certified Athletic Therapist in 2001.   Before attending Sheridan, he completed his Bachelors of Physical Education at Brock University where his passion for Athletic Therapy began.  Jerome plays a key role with the Integrated Sports Team which strives to provide the best care and support for all the varsity athletes at Ryerson University.

Ben Trunzo

Instructor

Q

Ben Trunzo has been a Certified Athletic Therapist since 1987 and a member since 1981 when he joined under what was at the time a student member category. Ben became intrigued about athletic therapy after taking a Prevention and Care of athletic injuries course in 1978 at the University of Winnipeg where he was also a member of the Wesmen Varsity soccer team. 

Having suffered an ACL and meniscal injury in 1974 this course helped him understand what these injuries really meant, and he wanted to learn more about them. At that time Ben was a psychology and developmental studies major and did not realize where that introduction to athletic injury management would take him. His true passion for athletic therapy and injury rehabilitation really began when after graduating with BA in psychology in 1978 he enrolled into the Physical Education program at U of Manitoba. During this time, Ben worked as the student therapist with varsity basketball and he knew this was his calling. After graduation in 1981 he took some time off from schooling to work but continued with helping local athletes as a team trainer. In 1984 Ben decided to pursue a master’s degree and after working a few months at the Pan Am Sport Medicine Clinic he headed off for further studies at the University of Alberta where he completed a M.Sc. in athletic training and conditioning.

In 1987 Ben became, the head athletic therapist at the University of Winnipeg where he worked with the Wesmen varsity athletes for the next 25 years. In 1993, Ben also began working with the Canadian National Women’s volleyball team and continued to work with that program until 2012. Ben also had a 3-season tenure as the Head Therapist with the with Winnipeg Thunder professional basketball team.

In 2008 Ben moved from a dual role as the Head therapist and Instructor in the Athletic Therapy program at the University of Winnipeg to a full-time teaching position. During this tenure Ben has passed on his knowledge and passion for athletic therapy to the new regime of upcoming athletic therapists. 

Ben continues to show how much he values service to the profession both Provincially and Nationally as he has served in many capacities over the years. With the CATA he served on the BOD 1989-92, President 1992-93 and BOD Sports Medicine and Science Council of Canada, Ex-Officio 1993-94, Certification Committee 1996-99 and as Interim Chair 2004-05, Written Exam Review 1995-99, Chair of Major Games selection 1998-2003, Major Games/HPPC 2004 to present, SAT 1987-2018. Provincially Ben has served on the Manitoba Athletic Therapist BOD 1987-89, and 2006-08.

For his work in Athletic Therapy Ben is the recipient of the CATA Special Recognition Award (1993), the MATA Chuck Badcock Special Recognition Award (2012), CATA Distinguished Athletic Therapy Educator Award (2013). Ben is also very proud to be recognized outside of the CATA where he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame(2001) as a Member of the Wesmen Women’s Volleyball CIAU Champions 1987 and Manitoba Volleyball Hall of Fame 2017 (Builder, Athletic Therapy).

Ben’s Athletic Therapy contribution to the athletes of Manitoba and Canada as a member of the medical teams from 1987 to 2017include, 5 Canada Games,3 Pan America Games , 4 FISU Games and 1 Olympic Games.

Caroline Hicks-Casey

Instructor

Q

Caroline Hicks-Casey is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences (Kinesiology) at Brock University, where she aims to improve injury surveillance during major competitions such as the Canada Games.

Caroline graduated from Brock University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Physical Education (Honours), a minor in French and a specialization in injury prevention. During her time at Brock, Caroline worked as a student trainer for the Women’s Hockey team from 2016-2019 and worked as a Varsity Training Room Assistant Coordinator from 2019-2020. Caroline was presented with the one-time Brock Sports Medicine Outstanding Achievement Award in 2020 for her time spent with Brock Sports Medicine. Caroline has been working with Jim on his Soft Tissue Release workshops since 2020. Outside of school and work, Caroline enjoys spending time with her dog Percy, golfing, going for bike rides, and spending as much time as she can with family and friends.

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