Testimonials

“...without a doubt one of the finest events that I have experienced.”John Zahab - S&C Specialist

What professionals say about what we share…

John Zahab

John Zahab

S+C Specialist

“In October 2014, I had the opportunity to attend and participate in Jaime and Scotty’s Reconditioning 1. In the sixteen years that I have been working full-time in strength and conditioning and attending conferences and professional development opportunities (all over North America) – this is without a doubt the finest event that I have experienced. Jaime and Scotty, who developed and presented the course, offered a wealth of their knowledge in a professional and effective manner. The small group environment and heavy emphasis on practical at the course drove and fostered a successful learning environment. I found the content of the course very applicable and I have been able to effectively integrate many of the components into my S & C practice. Without hesitation, I would strongly recommend this course to all professionals in which it is targeted.”

Dale Lablans

Dale Lablans

“The Performance Therapy and Reconditioning course is essential for any Sports Performance Professional looking to utilize an integrated training and therapy model.

As the Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning Lead for the Canadian Track and Field Team this course has fundamentally changed how we assess and subsequently prescribe exercises for every single Canadian National Track and Field athlete.  Scott and Jaime have done a fantastic job of presenting a balance of hands on and theoretical material through a practical lens. I can attest to the fact that, when followed, this course will improve your ability to develop both robust and resilient athletes. I cannot recommend this course enough.”

Jon Geller

Jon Geller

AT and S+C Specialist Toronto Maple Leafs

“I have taken both Reconditioning I and II with Scott and Jaime.  Scott and Jaime’s openness and honesty when sharing their vast experience and expertise with a variety of athletes is what sets these courses apart.  Their perspective on reconditioning athletes is simple and complex.  No matter how much, or how little, experience you have in this field, you will gain an invaluable amount of knowledge from these courses.  Scott and Jaime have also attracted attendees of the course with a diverse background, and advocate a round-table approach, which only further adds to the experience.  I sincerely recommend these courses, or any course that Scott and Jaime teach, to anyone in the healthcare field.”

Pat Magee

Pat Magee

“I have had the good fortune to have been around Scott and Jaime over the last five years. I am an osteopath/Strength and Conditioning Coach and have taken the performance mentorship program, and reconditioning levels 1 and 2, which have contributed heavily to my approach. For dual practitioners who are capable to cross between manual therapy, reconditioning, and Strength and Conditioning worlds, I truly feel that the reconditioning role is a critical one in the future of the human performance field.  The courses Scott and Jaime have created world class if I compare to the various thought leaders across the therapy and S&C disciplines. Scott and Jaime eloquently identify and share critical parameters of consideration in building a robust body capable of withstanding almost anything, and the proof lies in what they have accomplished with numerous pros, olympic gold medalists, successful athlete re-build projects and much more. These courses helps one identify foundational skills necessary to build movement competency from the lowest threshold exercises in early reconditioning to the highest threshold exercises vital to elite athletic performance. I strongly recommend this course to serious professionals looking to expand their ability to connect the dots between on the table considerations to the dynamic movement requirement demands of their client.”

David Snively

David Snively

“I would highly recommend Scott and Jaime Livingston’s course Reconditioning 1. This course illuminates the need and process of building a clients’/athletes’ physical robustness, and provides the tools and knowledge necessary to rebuild effective movement patterns, and reach client end range goals.”

Gatienne Desrochers

Athletic Therapist

“Jaime and Scotty’s Reconditioning program is outstanding! I recommend it to every athletic therapist working on field or in clinics, and also to every physiotherapist working with athletes. This course shows a new way to do assessment, which is concrete, dynamic and adapted to active individuals of any level. This kind of assessment helps us find problems that could not be seen with a traditional funnel evaluation. In addition to the assessment method, this course offers effective solutions to correct the detected issues. The strategies and exercises used to correct those issues are really well taught! Everything is perfectly explained and demonstrated, and then we had to experiment on ourselves to fully integrate the concepts. This course has definitively changed the way I am practising. My assessments are more precise and my interventions are more efficient! My therapy is now more active and athletic! This course is really what athletic therapy is all about! Thanks Jaime and Scotty – you build athletes, but also therapists!”

Patrick Ippersiel

Physiotherapist

“Jaime and Scotty’s course gives you great insight into their unique approach of analyzing movement within an athletic population. Learning how to break down the way an individual moves, and how to build them back up to high levels of performance is a necessity for anyone’s practice. Highly recommended, a great way to bridge the gap between exercise and manual therapy.“

Peter Levidis

Athletic Therapist and S+C Specialist

“After having taken Jaime and Scotty’s Reconditioning course, it was reaffirmed to me that there is a definite “WHY” that certain exercises are prescribed. Using motion capture from videos really gets the point across even more! Whether dealing with the highest level of athleticism or the average weekend warrior, the corrective nature of the exercises applies to both, as they are both moving machines! The course was clear and to the point and the best part was that there was a deep component of hands on and self practice which is what I look for when learning. I Highly recommend this course and the subsequent workshops!”

Jonathan Pelletier-Ouellet

Physiotherapist and S+C Specialist

It has been seven years now that I have had the privilege of working for the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association as a strength and conditioning coach as well as a physical therapist. I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to practice in two fields that are very connected to each other: strength and conditioning and reconditioning at a high performance level.

Two years ago, one of our top athletes got a surgery to fix a sport hernia, which is an injury that is not very common in our sport. We were lucky enough to get one of the best surgeons in the Quebec province, who is also the chief surgeon of the Montreal Canadiens (Dr. David S. Mulder). This kind of injury was totally new to me and Dr. Mulder told me I should meet with this guy in Montreal, who he considered to be the best reconditioning practitioner he has ever met, M. Scott Livingston.

After talking with Scotty over the phone, he proposed to me to assess our athlete and create a corrective exercises program for him, related to the problems he would find during the assessment.  I have to say I was extremely impressed by Scott’s work. His philosophy was like a breath of fresh air to me.

When I heard that Jaime and Scotty had just created a course that would talk about reconditioning, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to learn more about their practice and their philosophy. As a physical therapist, I was used to putting so much attention on the injured area, focussing a lot on what happened and how it happened. However, I always thought that the hardest question to answer was «WHY» an injury happened? Scott’s and Jaime’s course is all about the «WHY». They will guide you through a mental process which will help you to figure out the «WHY» of an injury and then give you the tools necessary (a progression of corrective exercises) to fix the cause(s) of the problem. Scott and Jaime’s philosophy has opened my eyes to put more focus on fundamental movement patterns instead of just focussing on specific movements or areas where the pain is felt.

There are only a few people in my life that I consider to be my mentors and you guys are certainly part of them. I am so grateful for what you brought me on a professional level as well as on a personal level. Thanks again for all your help.”

HEATHER McCOY

Athletic Therapist and S+C Specialist

“Jaime and Scotty’s Reconditioning Level 1 Course has had a very positive impact on my evaluation and rehabilitation approach with my clients. I feel refreshed and like I have a new outlook on how to view my client’s different injuries and challenges. There was a great energy during the course and this allowed me to make connections and gain insight from many different health care professionals and coaches from many different backgrounds. The course is very dynamic and I really enjoyed the case studies and video progressions taken from Jaime and Scotty’s high caliber clientele. It allowed me to visualize the impact a well structured, and specific reconditioning program can bring to all athletes. Getting back to basics and understanding the importance of small details in exercise technique and specificity. I highly recommend this course and look forward to Reconditioning 2.”

What clients say about working with us…

Erik Guay

Erik Guay

Canada's Most Decorated Alpine Skier All-time

“I began working with Scotty in the summer of 2011. I had been suffering with back pain for more than five years that was really affecting the quality of my skiing, and my quality of life. Scotty set out a plan and along with the rest of the team, completely rebuilt my body from the foundation up. We were able to make considerable change in my back pain for the 2011 season. Since then Scotty and I have worked together through several knee surgery reconditioning program, and each time I’ve come out feeling as well prepared as possible for the season ahead. This year in particular I had my best off-season in years and am running in the 2016-17 season feeling like I’m 25 again!”

Max Lapierre

Max Lapierre

Former NHL Player

“I’ve trained with Scotty for my entire professional career. Every year he makes me better than I was the year before and I always arrive at camp feeling completely prepared. I have remained relatively injury free through a ten-year career in the NHL and now as I continue to play in Switzerland I attribute much of my physical success to Scotty’s programming.”

Mik Kinsbury

Mik Kingsbury

Most Decorated Freestyle Skier - Olympic Silver Medalist

“I’ve been training with Scotty for my entire career and every year I get better and stronger. I feel more physically prepared for each season. I love the atmosphere in their facility and I love knowing that I will be ready to compete at my very best every year that I am on tour. Thanks Scotty for all your help!”

Andrei Markov

Andrei Markov

Montreal Canadiens All-Star Defenseman

“When my knee wasn’t responding to traditional rehab I asked Scotty to help me get back from my third surgery on my right knee. His skills, confidence, and dedication to detail helped me completely return to my sport in better shape than I’ve ever been in. Since returning three years ago, I haven’t missed a game! I can’t say enough about Scotty’s work ethic and abilities, I thank him for getting me back to the game I love!”

Antoine Valois-Fortier

Antoine Valois-Fortier

Judoka - London Olympic Bronze Medalist

“I began training with Scotty two years before the 2012 Olympic games and I had a back issue that was giving me problems off the mat and in the gym. Scott took me back to the basics and cleaned up all the issues that were causing me back pain and then continued to build my training so I would be better prepared for my sport. I continued to progress in my judo specific fitness and went into the London Olympics in great shape and won a bronze medal! We have continued to work together ever since and although my goal at the Rio Olympics wasn’t attained, I felt completely prepared to deliver. We are focused now on Japan in 2020!”

Phylicia George

Phylicia George

2x Olympic 100m Hurdle Finalist

“I have had recurring hamstring issues throughout my career. In 2013 I was forced to sit out an entire season due to a hamstring issue that had plagued me for more than a year. Scotty was able to assess my movement patterns to figure out “why” my injuries were happening in the first place. My personalized plan addressed my weaknesses, with a strong focus on functional movement specific to my sport. I came out of my reconditioning program fitter, stronger and more functionally efficient than I had ever been. Scotty helped change the way I approach my training and I’m confident that it will ultimately help prevent injuries in the long run. There is no doubt in my mind that I’m a better all around athlete thanks to all of Scotty’s support. I look forward to continue working with him to build on the foundation we’ve created.”

Alex Bilodeau

Alex Bilodeau

Freestyle Skier - 2 Time Back to Back Olympic Gold Medalist

“I began training with Scotty when I came on the international scene at 17 years old. There’s no doubt in my mind that my quick progression to the top ranks of my sport was due much in part to the great work done with him off snow. I know that being ready and in great shape before I hit the slopes made me confident going into every event. Being an Olympic champion isn’t only about being a good skier but also being a great athlete overall, thanks to Scotty for keeping me away from major injuries and helping me be the best athlete I could be throughout my career!”

Raph Derome

Raph Derome

World Champion Wake Boarder

“I tore my triceps tendon and had many surgeries afterwards due to staph infection that happened at the end of my 2010 wakeboarding season. I started working out with Scotty at the start of 2012 and I know it is not a coincidence that I was able to win the rider of the year award the following year. Scott rebuilt my arm and I was able to keep riding like nothing had happen when I felt like there was no solution. I owe him a lot.”

Alex Despatie

Alex Despatie

Dive - 2x Olympic Silver Medalist, Multiple World Championships

“When I met Scotty a few weeks before starting to work with him, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. Being trained by a man with such a resume can be a bit intimidating at first. Knowing we were going to spend a lot of time together we started getting to know each other, as athlete/trainer but also as people. Scotty helped me become a more complete athlete, not just physically but mentally as well! He changed my views on training in general that has resulted in me becoming a better person everyday. There was a lot to fix, but nothing seemed out of reach. He made me as fit and as ready to compete in the London Olympics as I possibly could have been! Scotty I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for the lessons. Thank you for the laughs. Thank you for being my friend!”

JF Jacques

JF Jacques

Former NHL Player

“I met Scotty following a second back surgery in 2010 while I was playing with the Edmonton Oilers. He was able to literally rebuild me and put me on my two feet in time for training camp. Since then I have continued to train with him. I know that his programs are adapted to my needs and weaknesses. Scotty made me a better athlete over the years and this is why I believe I have remained pretty much injury free through my recent career.”

Jenn Heil

Jennifer Heil

Greatest Female Freestyle Skier Ever! - Gold and Silver Olympic Medalist

“Jaime and Scotty took me from a point where I was unable to train due to back pain and shin splints, through an amazing journey of rebuilding, until I was pain free, and then set me on a course that prepared me for the rigors of each season. I took a year off after the 2002 Olympics to recondition with Jaime and Scotty. Once I was healed I continued to train with them throughout my entire career. I completed my career as World Cup champion five times, World Champion in Singles and Duals, and Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist! Thank you to Jaime and Scotty for all you did to help me throughout my career!”

Helen Upperton

Helen Upperton

Bobsled Athlete - Olympic Silver Medalist

“I was a member of the Canadian National Women’s Bobsleigh team for many years. For several years prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics I had the privilege of working with both Scotty and Jaime on my pre-season training, reconditioning, and injury management. They taught me so much and took me so much further in my training than I thought I could go. Not only was I a better athlete but I also learned how to train and move much more efficiently. It was a lot of hard work preparing for the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 and with the help of Jaime and Scotty I knew I was on the right track. Less pain, better testing numbers, a handful of world cup medals, and an Olympic Silver Medal to show for it! Thanks you two!”

Danny Minogue

Danny Minogue

Executive Athlete

“I have been a loyal client of Jaime’s for close to 15 years. I originally went to her for a hip problem but over time she also helped me to train properly to be in the best physical condition ever. Having been an Elite athlete in my youth and in my current role of Chairman of the Board of Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) I have witnessed and experienced many different training methods over the years for both athletes and for people who just want to get in shape or have joint and muscle issues. Jaime and Scotty are in a class by themselves when it comes to innovation, cutting edge training methods and reconditioning.”

Fred Niemeyer

Fred Niemeyer

Former Professional Tennis Player

“I liked to call her “The Queen of pain”. This name fits Jaime in many ways: A very hard working person. She is passionate for her work. She gets results. She is certainly up to any challenge there is out there. And she is a fun person to work with. After seeing what Jaime has done with me, I believe she can fix any injury there is. After struggling with patellar tendonitis for more than 5 years, she gave me a new body. It’s more then an amazing road we did together. She re-built me from scratch: I was struggling to walk when I went to see her and she made me not only pain free, but she gave me more. I am now more flexible, agile, and stronger then ever.”

Lizanne Murphy

Lizanne Murphy

Professional Basketball Player - Member Team Canada

“I met Jaime several years ago when I was coming back from a full ACL reconstruction. At the time, I could not even straighten my knee and many people said I would never come back to the national team, or be the basketball player I once was. She took one look at me and said we would get you back there and to the London Olympics. Her drive, knowledge and competitiveness are contagious with athletes and she just makes you want to get better every single day. She’s have helped me to move better, with more speed and strength and become a much better player than I was before getting hurt. Thanks to Jaime, the Queen of Pain, I was able to make the Olympics and continue to have a great pro career.”

Kaya Turski

Kaya Turski

Slopestyle Skier - X-Game 5 Time World Champion

“Working with Jaime has been such a learning and helpful experience. She got me back on snow and feeling better than ever after a long but super successful rehab!”

Steph Dubois

Stephanie Dubois

Former Professional Tennis Player

“Working with Jaime is not just about working super hard, but realizing perfection with every movement, exercise and training. Her level of expertise in physical training and reconditioning is just phenomenal. I was very proud and happy to have her on my team!”