back to health. back to sport. back to performance.

THE CODE


Injuries are a part of life and a part of sport. Whether you are a weekend warrior, recreational athlete an aspiring Olympian or Paralympian, or a professional athlete, we will help you find what is holding you back from returning to the activities you love after injury. Our promise is to give you confidence that your body and mind are fully prepared to get back to what you love to do. Because performance is not just about elite athletes...Performance is about life. Check out our code.

  • our services

    We offer comprehensive lower body testing, using state of the art force plates and motion sensors, to objectively measure movement. The data is analyzed by our sport intelligence team and we produce a coherent, visually immersive, custom report for the athlete and their medical team. Underpinned by science, research and more than 25 years of working with elite athletes, our team of multi-disciplinary experts use the data to design a Performance Based Training Program to get athletes back to health, back to sport, back to performance.

Meet the Team of Experts


  • Dr. Matt Jordan

    Director, Sport Science

    Dr. Matt Jordan completed his Master of Science in exercise and muscle physiology and his PhD in medical science at the University of Calgary. Matt got into research for two reasons: first, because of the importance to have an evidence-based system for athletes to return to sport after injury. Second, because he has always been curious about how things work, and he really enjoys being able to work at the intersection between performance coaching and performance science.

  • Dr. Erik Groves

    Research and Innovation Lead

    Erik completed his Bachelor of Science in human kinetics at the University of Ottawa, his Master of Kinesiology and his Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Calgary.

    Erik’s passion for sport and physical activity initially led him down an education path with the goal of learning more about his own training as an endurance athlete. During this time, an interest in exercise physiology, testing and training perception led him to do graduate school and to work with the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary.

  • Isabel Aldrich-Witt

    R2P Code Therapy Lead

    Isabel (Izzy) completed her MSc. in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.

    She previously worked on the Knee Team at the University of Alberta’s Glen Sather Sport Medicine Clinic, was a facilitator for their Functional Agility and Strength Training (F.A.S.T) Knee Program and provided performance rehabilitations services. Izzy has a special interest in knee/ACL, hip/groin and tendon rehabilitation that stems from a background in personal training/coaching.

  • Shayne Hutchins

    Para-Medical Lead

    Shayne graduated with his Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Calgary. He went on to attend the Foothills College of Massage Therapy. He also attended the five year College d'Études Ostéopathiques (CEO) program in Vancouver and his Comprehensive Orthopaedic Assessment Diploma from the Canadian Institute of Manual Therapy.

    Shayne was an Integrated Support Team (IST) member for the Canadian national speed skating team from 1995 to 2010. He was a Canadian medical team member for the 2006 Turin and 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. After 2010, Shayne became an IST member for the Canadian cross-country ski team and was the Medical Coordinator for Cross Country Canada during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

  • Jeremiah Barnert

    Strength and Conditioning Lead

    Jeremiah completed his Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary and his Master in Exercise Science (strength and conditioning) from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.

    Jeremiah is the Integrated Support Team (IST) lead for Luge Canada and was a member of the sport’s support team at the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Olympic Games. He is also a key member of the alpine national team, having contributed to Brady Leman’s gold medal performance in PyeongChang. His expertise includes speed and power development, athlete monitoring and return to sport.

  • Graeme Challis

    Sport Scientist/Strength and Conditioning Coach

    Graeme completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology with honour and a Master of Science in exercise physiology from the University of Calgary. Graeme has worked as a strength coach with the University of Calgary Athletic Development Program, and within the provincial sport and college systems with the Alberta Sport Development Centre Northwest.

    Since joining the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary full-time in 2013, Graeme has provided coaching and mentoring in the talent development space and led quality assurance initiatives in the Strength & Power Laboratory. Currently, he also focuses on sport science initiatives across a range of disciplines and teams.

  • constructive reconstruction

    "The R2P Code team didn’t just necessarily fix me and send me back out, they explained the process and why I had discomfort and pain, and how to fix and manage it, and I have absorbed that information for years to come." - Mark Hendrickson, Slopestyle National Team Skier

  • finn-ishing on his own terms

    "Because of the force plates at the R2P Code, we were able to track and quantify how strong I was getting. To see the gradual increase of progression gave me a peace of mind that I was healing and ready to go back to sport." – Finnian Young, NextGen Halfpipe Skier 2017-2020

  • don't sugar coat it

    "CSI Calgary and the R2P Code has good people who really care. They think hard about the process and have a purpose behind everything they do. With the amount of trauma that my knee has seen, anyone who knows about what has happened would be really impressed of my recovery." – Morgan Megarry, Canadian Alpine Ski Team Member 2014-2019

  • ten-foot-high jump back to health

    "CSI Calgary and the R2P Code sport science professionals are very knowledgeable and wanted the best for me. It was great to see that they wanted me back healthy as much as I did." – Sascha Pedenko, NextGen Halfpipe Skier

  • blessing in disguise

    "My team at CSI Calgary was so supportive and I was so comfortable working with them. I trusted them because I know how hard they work. They instilled confidence in me that I had zero doubts that I was strong enough and I could go back to my sport on the physical side of my recovery."  - Marie-Michele Gagnon, Alpine Skier  

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