Siobhan C. Milner: Strength & Conditioning Coach and Rehabilitative Exercise Specialist

Siobhan Milner believes we’re made to move. She is an exercise scientist with over a decade of experience working with everyone from Olympians, to premier-league hockey players, to patients with low back pain, to professional dancers, to individuals with cancer and chronic lung diseases. She uses her expertise to help you improve your athletic performance, and prevent, manage, and recover from injuries.

Siobhan is currently a Strength & Conditioning Coach with TeamNL (Dutch Olympic team), training Shorttrack Speed Skaters and the national Curling team.

She also works with several independent athletes, primarily in endurance sports and dance, and with clients seeking her knowledge in injury rehabiliation.

Siobhan Milner is a believer in evidence-based exercise prescription, but also strongly believes that all training should be athlete-focused; specific to their goals, their needs, and their likes and dislikes. Most of all, she loves seeing change in her athletes’ lives – whether it’s at the level of function, pain, or performance.

Are you ready to improve your sporting performance, or change the way your body feels? Get in contact with Siobhan Milner here to discuss how she can help you get the most out of your body.

Qualifications & Experience

For a more detailed overview, find Siobhan Milner on LinkedIn.

Industry Specific Qualifications

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist: National Strength & Conditioning Association (USA).
  • ASCA Level 1 Certified Coach (ASCA Level 2 Associate Certification In Progress – Expected Completion 2023) – Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • National Certificate in Recreation and Sport – Coaching and Instruction (Cycle Skills Instructor) Level 3: Skills Active New Zealand, 2015.
  • Certificate in Improving Sports Performance: Ara (Formerly known as Aoraki Polytechnic), 2010.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate University Qualifications

  • Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences: McGill University. 2016-2018.
  • Bachelor of Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Sciences in Exercise Prescription & Management (First Class Honours): University of Otago. 2011-2014.
  • Bachelor of Arts in French: University of Otago. 2011-2015.

Scientific Research

Intensive care unit clinicians identify many barriers to, and facilitators of, early mobilisation: a qualitative study using the Theoretical Domains Framework (2020).

Improving acceptance and uptake of pulmonary rehabilitation after acute exacerbation of COPD: Acceptability, feasibility, and safety of a PR “taster” session delivered before hospital discharge (2019).

A Retrospective Study Investigating Injury Incidence and Factors Associated with Injury Among Belly Dancers (2019).

Can patients with COPD assimilate disease-specific information during an acute exacerbation? Results of a pilot randomized controlled trial (2018).

Rate of, and barriers and enablers to, pulmonary rehabilitation referral in COPD: A systematic scoping review (2018).

Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Other Conservative Treatments for Low Back Pain: A Guideline From the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (2018). (Non-credited co-author: Employed as a Researcher by the CCGI, and appointed director of Exercise Selection Committee for Low Back Pain).

Articles and Media featuring Siobhan Milner

An Intro to Pain Science – Science for Sport Podcast

“Performance Training for Niche Winter Sports” – Simplifaster

“Strength and Conditioning Tips for Youth Hockey Players” – InfamousHockey.com