Movement and Performance Specialist

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Cleveland Clinic Canada

CCHS Facility: Cleveland Clinic Canada

Department: Clinical Services – Movement and Performance

Job Title: Movement and Performance Specialist

Reports to: Clinical Lead, Movement and Performance (MVP)


As a global, academic medical centre, Cleveland Clinic has provided world class patient care to people from around the world since 1921. Cleveland Clinic Canada, the Canadian location of the Cleveland Clinic, opened in 2006 and has two locations in downtown and midtown Toronto. Our multi-disciplinary team of clinicians provides a variety to help our patients’ age well and move better. To learn more visit .


Our clinic is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of physicians and wellness experts who are here to help our patients live healthier, and more active lives.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the team of Sports Health Providers, working with rehabilitation patients, to carry out corrective exercise programs and transition patients to ongoing training once the patient has completed the acute/chronic rehabilitation stage.

The successful candidate will be responsible for building their case-load and work with a variety of patients to provide exercise prescription for those requiring movement based re-education, sport-performance training, or exercise-based rehabilitation, and create and carry out corrective exercise programs that aim to help patients successfully transition back to work, function and activity. This candidate will also liaise with the Sports Rehab team for comprehensive collaboration to ultimately provide the best possible care and service to our patients.

We are looking for a driven, confident, growth minded MVP Specialist to join our Movement and Performance team across both Cleveland Clinic Canada Locations. Working in an energizing space, you will have access to ongoing personal and professional development. If you enjoy challenging yourself, learning, and going above and beyond to exceed patient’s experiences, this could be for you.

How you will make a difference as an MVP Specialist on our team:

Strong skills in communication and collaboration among the MVP team and across multiple departments at Cleveland Clinic Canada.
Collaborate to plan patient care.

You will perform assessments, create plans, advise, and consult with the interdisciplinary team. You will deliver excellent patient outcomes along a path of recovery and rehabilitation with a goal of successful return to work, function, and activity.
Provide in-clinic and virtual treatments. You will complete functional assessments and develop customized therapeutic exercise programming to increase range of motion, strength, flexibility, and functionality. You will foster trusting and reliable relationships with both patients and rehab providers, maintaining a strong and professional line of communication.
You will participate in team meetings and case reviews.

You will perform regular, timely charting and create exercise home programs for patients.

Required Length and Type of Experience

What you bring:

You have a minimum of 8 years of hands-on experience demonstrated through strong clinical practice, ideally in an acute and chronic rehabilitative care setting
You have a strong understanding of medical conditions, chronic disease management, and knowledge of appropriate exercise prescription and progressions
You are dedicated to treating a range of patients following best current practices as part of a true interdisciplinary team
You are a continuous learner, seeking out the latest treatment and clinical skills to grow as a practitioner and increase the ways you can serve your patients
You have the relationship-building skills.
You are empathetic, patient, motivating, and you excel at fostering a trusting relationship with your patients and team members.
You want to take on mentorship opportunities and lead by example.
You are flexible. You are open to working earlier or later in the day and can be available on Saturdays.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and/or Exercise Sciences (asset)

Required Length and Type of Experience

Minimum of 8 years of experience.

Required Physical and Environmental Demands

Must be able to stand/walk for long periods of time and ability to help patients stand and walk. Will require some lifting, bending, twisting of upper extremity to help limited patients. Must be able to adapt to different room temperatures in exercise facility and patient rooms.


Assess patients using evidence-based methods to create individualized rehabilitation program plans.
Collaborate with a large interdisciplinary team to carry out movement screening and formulating exercise program plans for patients who may have acute/chronic injuries, or those requiring guidance around chronic disease prevention.
Record rehabilitation and strength programs in electronic medical records system (EPIC).
Attend team meetings with allied care providers to discuss patient progress, philosophies and share ideas
Ongoing communication with all care providers, as needed.
Develop and Instruct training programs for:
Patients returning to activity post injury.

This may require adapting to the patient’s needs based on restrictions or limitations that the rehab provider has given.
Patients getting stronger, post injury. This may include improving mobility and function to help rehabilitate the patient, minimize pain, and prevent reoccurrence of future injury.
Creating strength and mobility programs for patient’s post-surgery.
Patients who require a transition from rehabilitation and therapy, to training.
Help to keep the exercise environment in good condition, clean and tidy


All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organization-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position.

Customer Service Orientation includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.

Adaptability includes teamwork, flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities, adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.

Efficiency and Effectiveness includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.

Essential Job Requirements includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, as well as maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.

Managerial Responsibilities includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.

Job Type: Casual

Application question(s):
Are you able and willing to work at both Cleveland Clinic Canada Locations?

Movement and Performance: 5 years (preferred)

Work Location: In person


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