Madison (Madi) Ridgen BSc-Kin, CAT(C), Certified First Responder, BLS
Education & Experience:
Madi graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Athletic Therapy. She has been a Certified First Responder since 2019 and certified in 2021 with the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association (CATA). Madi began working in the field of sports with the Vincent Massey Trojans Football Program, starting in 2018. She has also worked for the Winnipeg Freeze, Pro Prep Academy, AAA Eastman Selects Hockey and AAA Thrashers Hockey . Madi also is works with the Seven Oaks School Division providing Athletic Therapy field coverage to their wide variety of sports teams.
Treatment Philosophy / Personal Information:
Madi’s passion for rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries was first established at a young age, due to tearing her ACL and meniscus in 2015 while playing premier level soccer. After recovering from reconstructive surgery, she learned that there is so much more to injuries than just the physical aspects. Madi learned first-hand that injuries can also affect your mental health. This can be due to not being able to participate in the sport you love, not being able to work to your fullest capabilities or feeling you have lost your independence. From her own personal experiences, Madi became a dedicated advocate for mental health.
Madi’s philosophy for treatment is centred around patient education. Madi believes in empowering her patients by teaching them about their injury, why it has occurred and what to do to help each person to their desired success. Madi’s goal is for every one of her clients to be able to understand the “why” to her treatments.
Growing up, Madi was a multi-sport athlete who participated in competitive soccer, basketball, volleyball and track and field.
In Madi’s spare time, you will find her with her Fiancé Mike and their dog Ellie, training in the gym, expressing her inner artist by painting and furthering her education in the field of Athletic Therapy.