Melanie Talastas-Soriano is a former University of Winnipeg Wesmen basketball player, a Certified Athletic Therapist with additional qualifications in fitness training. As both a student and a certified athletic therapist, Melanie has experience working with recreational, high school, university and national team athletes involved in many different sports. In addition to her athletic therapy experience, she is also a Certified Personal Trainer, and is qualified to provide personal training in a group or one-on-one setting.
Melanie is passionate about helping people feel better and provide tools to help them prevent further injuries. Melanie is grateful for helping her clients live pain free and healthier lives through fitness knowledge, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Recently, Insahyu Training + Therapy celebrated its 7 years in business and with 15 years of Athletic Therapy experience, Melanie is confident in helping you achieve your goals in returning to work and returning to your sport after an injury.
2000 Juvenile Basketball
Manitoba Provincial Team Member
Bronze medalist: Nike Juvenile Basketball
National Championships, B.C.
2001 High School Division 1 Athlete of the Year
2001 Senior Manitoba Provincial Basketball Team Member Canada Games, London, Ontario
2001-2006 Lady Wesmen Basketball Team Member, Point-guard. CIS Women's Basketball Great Plain Division Finalist
2002 Bronze Medalist CIS Women's National
Basketball Championships, Hamilton, Ontario
2003 Silver Medalist CIS Women's National
Basketball Championships, Hamilton Ontario
2004 Bronze Medalist CIS Women's National
Basketball Championships, Winnipeg MB
2005 Silver Medalist CIS Women's National
Basketball Championships, Winnipeg MB
2006 Basketball Duckworth Challenge: Athlete of the Game. CIS Women's Basketball Great Plain Division Finalist
2008 Senior Women's Basketball NABA Finalist, Winnipeg Manitoba
Taylor Post is a Certified Athletic Therapist and have been with Insahyu Training + Therapy for four years. During her time as a student at the University of Manitoba she worked with a number of Bison sports teams, including Track & Field as well as Football. She is currently involved with Rugby Manitoba as the Athletic Therapist with the U18 girls program.
Taylor plays rugby for the Sturgeon Creek Rowdies, and has also been selected to represent Manitoba and Team Prairies at National Tournaments across Canada. Her other sport is soccer, playing for both indoor and outdoor teams in the city.
Taylor brings her love of sports into her work as a therapist and loves the challenge of working with athletes and making rehab as sport specific as possible. She also has clinical experience working with individuals who have suffered injuries at work, in motor vehicle accidents and other various non-sport related injuries. She believes in an active approach to therapy and rehabilitation and helping her clients set and achieve goals that are important to them.
BSc. Kin. CAT (C), PTS
Certified Athletic Therapist
Personal training Specialist
Naomi's main passion in Athletic Therapy is to help individuals perform their best, whether it’s an athletic endeavor or a parent running after their child on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Whatever your goal she is here to help get you back to pain-free living!
Through her clinical practice she will assess and develop a treatment plan focused specifically on your injury and goal. She is certified in cupping massage and she run a “return to play” sport specific concussion protocol for athletes through her clinical practice.
She is going into her third season with AAA hockey and have recently started and partnered with Xtreme Sport Medics to work events such as bull riding, motocross and streetcar racing. Her past fieldwork has included MCAC women’s volleyball and University wrestling.
In addition to being a Certified Athletic Therapist she is also a Personal Training Specialist and would love to help you reach all of your fitness goals beyond the clinic! So come on in to the clinic and chat with her about how she can best help you!