Dr. Arif Karmali
B.Sc. (Kinesiology), DC

Sports Sciences Resident Chiropractor

Completion of the post-doctoral sports sciences residency will allow Dr. Karmali to practice as a sport specialist chiropractor and Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada). This residency is the highest level of training for sports chiropractors and consists of a minimum of 1000 hours of field work, an academic focus on exercise physiology, sport nutrition, sport psychology, advanced imaging, and sport specific research, in addition to acute and chronic injury management.

Performance Therapist
Team Chiropractor for the Okotoks Oilers Junior A Hockey Club; annually provides on site care for athletes participating in the Harvest Half Marathon and Stampede Road Race, utilizing various treatment protocols including Graston® and Active Release Techniques®.

Team Canada
Sports Medicine Consultant to Team Canada at the 2016 Jubilee Games: provided sport science and sport medicine support to 350 Canadian athletes competing in 14 different sports in Dubai. He also served as a medical staff member for Taekwondo Canada National Championships in 2016.

Rehabilitation and Fitness Consultant
A recognized Exercise is Medicine Canada (EIMC) professional. Dr. Karmali has previously worked as a Fitness Consultant at Nexen Inc. and as an Assistant Program Instructor for the University of Calgary’s Rehabilitation and Fitness Program for Persons with Disabilities. During his time at the University of Calgary, he gained a solid understanding of how various walking and running biomechanics can lead to injury at the Running Injury Clinic.

Holds a voluntary position as a Regional Board Member of the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for the Prairies: he oversees the operation of youth community ball hockey and soccer leagues in Calgary, as well as mentoring a youth executive team that facilitates social and educational programming for their peers, in addition to collaborating with other Boards on the shared mandate of Youth Development. He is also an admissions interview assessor for CMCC’s Doctor of Chiropractic program.

Academic work published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association:
1] Identification and management of chronic shoulder pain in the presence of an MRA-confirmed humeral avulsion of the inferior glenohumeral ligament (HAGL) lesion
2] Conservative management of MRI-confirmed knee osteoarthritis with instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization, joint manipulation, and platelet-rich plasma