Canadian Sport Institute Ontario Welcomes New Physiotherapist Working With Cycling

Monday, April 10, 2017
Aly Hodgins

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is pleased to announce the hiring of Physiotherapist, Aly Hodgins, who will be working with Track Cycling and athletes based out of CSIO’s satellite facility at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton. ON

Aly is joining the CSIO team while current Physiotherapist, Laura Hutchinson is on maternity leave.

Aly brings with her a vast background and experience having graduated with a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and completed a Sports Physiotherapy Fellowship at Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic at Western University. She also holds a Sports Physiotherapy Certificate and certification for Integrated Dry Needling. Aly has worked with athletes from a variety of sports including track and field, swimming and soccer. Previous roles that she has held include the Lead Physiotherapist, Varsity Football at Western University; IST Team Member, Varsity Athletics at University of Guelph; and Lead Physiotherapist, Varsity Women’s Soccer Team at University of Guelph.

In her role, Aly will be working primarily with the National and Provincial level Track Cycling athletes and coaches based at the velodrome in Milton. Aly joins a team of CSIO expert sport science and medicine practitioners that collaborate and work together as an Integrated Support Team (IST) both in the daily training environment and in competition settings. One of Aly’s focuses in her role will be on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injury. 


“We are excited to welcome Aly to the CSIO team, and wish Laura and her family all the best with their new addition. Aly brings with her a wealth of knowledge and will be an excellent addition to our team of expert practitioners across our organization as well as in the daily training environment at our satellite facility at the Velodrome in Milton. We are also proud of our partnership with Cycling Canada, and know Aly will be a great addition working with their coaching and program staff to provide world-class support to their athletes as they strive to reach the podium.”

Pierre McCourt
Director, Performance Services
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

“We’re excited to have Aly join our team and continue the valuable contribution that Laura has made. Aly and Laura work really well together and that’s a great indicator that we’ve found a good fit for our team as a whole. CSIO has again shown themselves to be an outstanding partner through our collaboration on this hiring as well as continued support of a majority of our integrated support team for Track Cycling, and it’s a pleasure to work with them.”

Andrea Wooles
Science, Medicine, and Innovation Manager
Cycling Canada



Aly Hodgins

Aly has a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University as well as her Sports Physiotherapy Certificate and certification for Integrated Dry Needling. She is currently working towards her advance exams in Manual and manipulative Physical Therapy. Through the CSIO, Aly works primarily with the National Track Cycling Team. She continues to work part time at the University of Guelph’s Health and Performance Centre where she is the clinical sports and varsity lead. Prior to working with cycling, Aly worked with elite swimmers, track and field athletes, as well as varsity soccer players at the University of Guelph.

About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. CSIO offers athletes a range of sport science and sport medicine services including nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, mental performance, sport therapy and life services. CSIO also delivers programming and services to National and Provincial Sport Organizations and coaches to work towards building a stronger sport system in Ontario and Canada.

CSIO services approximately 700 high performance athletes and 250 coaches, at its main facility at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, its satellite facility at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, and in daily training environments across Ontario. CSIO is part of a larger network of 4 institutes and 3 multi-sport centres across the country known as the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee. CSIO is further supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada, along with the National and Provincial Sport Organizations within the sector.   


Media Contact:
Laura Albright, Senior Communications Coordinator
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Tel: 416.596.1240 Ext. 238
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Photo: University of Guelph

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