Leave Your Mark
Episode 116

Dexter Nelson the Legendary Rodeo AT

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Dexter is a legendary athletic therapist.  For many years Dexter served in various roles at Mount Royal College including instructing and acting as Chair of various academic committees and departments. He was a co-founder of the Canadian Pro-Rodeo sports medicine team on which he served for 25 years.  He was the founding president of the Alberta Athletic Therapists Association as well as the Alberta Sports Medicine Council.  He served as the President of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association from 1984 to 1986, as well as having served on numerous committees within the organization throughout his career. In his later years in practice, he was an important part of the development of relationships between the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association in the US and has served on several committees in this regard. He has been awarded numerous recognitions by various organizations representing athletic therapy and sports medicine, perhaps the most honorable of which was his induction into the CATA Hall of Fame. He is retired now and enjoys working a family established ranch in Carseland, Alberta which he owns. He’s been married to his wife for over 45 years and has three kids and seven grandchildren.

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