Helping athletes identify and eliminate limitations to performance.

Daniel works with athletes at all levels; from those attempting their first 10k to those at a national and international level.

Daniel CrumbackDaniel Crumback

MSc.RS (cand), BSc.PT, Dip Sport PT, CSEP-CEP, CAFCI, CSCS

Daniel is a Sport Physiotherapist, a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP), Certified in Acupuncture (AFCI) and TriggerPoint Dry Needling, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Certified in Functional Movement Screening (FMS II), Y-Balance Testing (YBT), and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA II).

Strategic Sport Performance is a Certified Moxy Training Centre and Spirotiger Competency Centre.

Daniel has recently retired from the Canadian Forces (CAF) after 29 years including a tour in Afghanistan and two years in the Canadian Special Operations Regiment. Prior to retirement in 2017, he was employed at CFB Edmonton as the Team Leader of the Rehabilitation Department, the Physiotherapy Regional Practice Leader for Western Canada, and served a year as the Officer Commanding Clinic Company of 1 Field Ambulance. He completed his training as a Health Services Officer as well as training in operation and strategic planning. He was the Training and Development Coordinator for the CAF Athletic Trainers Program for over 10 years. Daniel was named to the Canadian Armed Forces Sports Honour Roll in 2017 for his work with the CAF Athletic Trainers program.

Daniel has supported many national and international games, most recently as the Senior Advisor for the rehabilitation centre for Team China at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Daniel is currently completing his Masters in Rehabilitation Science part-time at the University of Alberta.

He is now employed as the Chief Operations Officer for Beijing Yanding Sport Performance in Beijing, China.


Natalie Shanahan

I have a true passion for athletics as well as health and well being. Physical therapy is the best fit for me to be able to practice both of my passions at the same time.

I am a practicing physical therapist at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. I specialize in working with people in end stage heart failure requiring a ventricular assist device, as well as seeing patients in the cardiovascular intensive care unit. It is a rewarding job! Now, I get to expand my practice by working with athletes and discovering their limitations and helping them to eliminate them.

I have my BSc Kinesiology and MScPT both from the University of Alberta. I spent one year studying at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

When not working as a physical therapist, you can find me literally running around the city playing all kinds of sports.

My main sport is competitive ultra running with my highest achievement of being named to Team Canada and running at the World 24 hour Championships in Belfast Ireland in July 2017. I am currently holding the record for 4th longest distance in 24 hours covered by a female with my achievement of completing 209.6km in 24 hours. I have lofty goals for my next Worlds appearance and Strategic Sports Performance will be key to helping me achieve them. I also play competitive women’s soccer and beer league volleyball and basketball. I love all sports and cross train regularly by cycling to and from work and include weight training on a regular basis.

I’m excited to be helping fellow athletes unlock their potential and achieve their training and racing goals.

My contact info is:
cell: 780-935-7158
email: nginther@ualberta.ca