Dr. Cristina Leonardelli
- Active Release Techniques (ART®) Provider
- Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Cristina Leonardelli completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree at McMaster University while competing as a member of the varsity soccer team for five years. With her fair share of soccer injuries, she took a keen interest in the role of chiropractic in injury rehabilitation and sport performance. Following her undergraduate degree, Dr. Leonardelli attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and graduated magna cum laude in 2017. There, she was involved in various student leadership activities, including her role as Students’ Council President.
Dr. Leonardelli utilizes a patient-centred, functional and integrative approach to care. She is certified in various therapeutic techniques including diversified chiropractic technique, Active Release Technique®, contemporary medical acupuncture, and Functional Range Conditioning. Along with hands-on manual therapy, she incorporates patient education and rehabilitative exercises into all of her treatments. She is passionate about helping her patients get back to optimal function and performance, and ensures that they take an active role in their recovery.
Dr. Leonardelli holds a Sport First Responder certification which has enabled her to work as a sideline medical staff with numerous athletic teams and organizations including the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL), Brampton Bombers Junior B Hockey Team, Toronto Jr. Canadians Midget AAA Team, Cadet-Junior PanAmerican Fencing championships, the Ontario Winter Games, Toronto Triathlon Festival, Carleton Ravens Figure Skating, and more. Most recently, Dr. Leonardelli has been part of the therapy team providing treatment to the Ottawa Redblacks during the 2018 season.
A lifelong learner, Dr. Leonardelli is currently completing a post-graduate fellowship program in Chiropractic Sports Sciences through the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences Canada (RCCSS(C)) as well as a Masters of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa with a focus in sport psychology.
While she is not in the clinic or working on the sidelines at a sporting event, she spends her time at the gym, practicing yoga, walking her puppy Moose, or exploring Ottawa. She is looking forward to being a part of the Barrhaven community and serving the patients at Active Health Institute!