About The Clinic
Guelph Performance Therapy is a full service Athletic Therapy & Massage Therapy clinic located within Moves Fitness in Guelph.
Formerly known as Alana Gulka Athletic Therapy, the clinic was opened in January of 2015, and has continued to grow ever since.
Every client at Guelph Performance Therapy is treated with respect and care, and with 100% of their therapist's attention during their appointment. Our treatment style revolves around individualized care, and creating an extremely positive environment for healing, progression, and active lifestyles.
Alana Gulka is a Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Athletic Therapist, and the owner of Guelph Performance Therapy.
Alana Graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science, focusing on medical sciences. While there, she was a member of the Varsity Rowing team, and learned about the profession of Athletic Therapy following a major injury. Immediately after graduation, she began studying Athletic Therapy at Sheridan College, subsequently graduating and certifying in Spring of 2014. She then went on to the Ontario College of Health and Technology to obtain her Diploma of Massage Therapy and became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2016.
While still studying towards her degree in Athletic Therapy, Alana began working with teams and elite athletes, and her experience includes working with the University of Guelph football and wrestling teams, Jr. National indoor and outdoor field hockey teams, and the Ontario Minor Wrestling Association. Alana also had opportunity to work with the PanAm and ParaPanAm games in 2015, as well as many other major international events for field hockey, badminton, gymnastics, wrestling, and lacrosse.
Alana continues to stay involved with local youth sports, and is actively involved with:
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C)
Canadian Athletic Therapy Association
-Recipient of the 2013 Annual Scholarship
Ontario Athletic Therapists Association
-Recipient of the 2012 Annual Scholarship
First Responder + HCP-CPR + AED
Canada Red Cross - Exp. Aug 2018
Hockey Canada Trainers Certification
Level 1 - Exp. Aug 2018
Assessment and Treatment of Minor Traumatic Brain Injuries
Anne Harley Agency - Sept 2014
Alanna is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist, and will be taking all appointments at Guelph Performance Therapy between December 18th 2017 and March 2018 while Alana Gulka is taking leave.
Alanna obtained her Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Athletic Therapy (high honours) at Sheridan College in Brampton. She then completed the certification exams to become a Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C). She has always had a passion for helping others and is interested in how the body works as a whole. After completing her bachelor degree she decided to continue her education at Ontario College of Health and Technology for massage therapy and is now also a Registered Massage Therapist.
She has a lot of experience in a variety of settings and can work with people of all ages as well as all injuries of musculoskeletal nature. Her experience as an Athletic Therapist includes working with various varsity teams and athletes at Conestoga College, working with Waterloo County Rugby Team and working in a fitness facility and a private clinic.
Alanna grew up playing baseball and training in martial arts and when it is available to her, she volunteers as a coach in blastball or t-ball