maximize your movement. Maximize your strength. maximize your performance.
Every athlete is different, and we take our time to carefully assess & tailor each session to your individual needs.
Emphasis is placed on movement efficiency, maximizing performance, and injury prevention.
Think of Ish’s Athletic Performance training as Strength & Conditioning with a sports science lens. Whether you pay to play or get paid to play, we know you want to improve your craft. Ish is highly experienced in assessing your athletic abilities and putting you to work to improve your weaknesses in order to maximize your body’s athletic potential.
This is not your average cookie-cutter training; all sessions are private and 100% individualized to your body and your goals. Ish’s meticulous assessment protocols provide the intel required to carefully curate individualized training programs to improve your mobility, stability, strength, conditioning, explosive power, agility and biomechanics while reducing risk of injury.
Special areas of focus include:
Specialized Strength & Conditioning
Vertical Jump Training
Movement Efficiency (Biomechanics)
Long Term Athletic Development
Team Testing: Force plate & Specialized Muscle Testing
Take a look at what some of our athletes are saying about our unique approach:
“When training consistently with Ish, I always notice significant improvements in my strength, quickness, and agility both on and off the court. He takes such a unique, personalized approach to strength training and injury prevention that is hard to find elsewhere. He genuinely cares about all of his clients not only as athletes, but as people too.”
Ryerson Rams Women’s Basketball
“I love working with Ish. He is consistently finding new ways to get me out of my comfort zone and push my body to new limits. We have personalized my training plan so that I am perfoming at the highest level possible and it has worked wonders for my game.”
Princeton Tigers Men’s Football (NCAA -D1)
“My knee injury was supposed to end my career. Working with Ish not only helped me recover fully, but I became in the best shape I’ve ever been in. I am beyond grateful to Ish and his team. It’s a blessing to have them on my side.”
Southern Illinois Salukis Men’s Basketball (NCAA – D1)
“Coach Ish helped reach a whole new level in my development as an overall athlete through our training. His knowledge and philosophy behind his work are second to none and i’m glad to have him in my corner.”
Ryerson Rams Men’s Basketball
” For the past 6 years Ish has played an integral part in the preparation for my professional basketball seasons. He’s able to pinpoint areas that need special focus in order to get maximum results from my body. Ish understands the complexity behind each athlete being different and will not stop until he figures out what works best for you. “
Professional Basketball Player
“The training I recieve with Ish is amazing. He tailors each session to best fit whoever it is he’s working with and can adapt to anything making up treatment or excersies on the spot to best help.“
Queen’s Gaels Women’s Rugby
“The price of high performance is often health. This is something I did not fully understand as a student athlete in university, but something came to appreciate when I was playing professionally. Luckily, I had Ismail to help prioritize my health in a way that would benefit my performance. “
Professional Basketball Player
“Training with Ish was a priviledge! He is passionate about what he does and his energy is contagious! His attention to detail and knowledge were also things I benefitted from immensely!”
McMaster Women’s Basketball
“Ish is the real deal. He has really helped me get on track and improving my performance. Great coach and knows exactly how to get the best results out of you. It’s really been a luxury training with him.”
University of Ottawa GeeGees Men’s Basketball
“Hands down the best in and around Ottawa. Working with Ish throughout the past few years I’ve learned lots and improved my strength and stability. “
– Jackson Bayles
Calgary Dinos Men’s Basketball
Check out some case studies in our Resources Page to learn more about our strategies and techniques
BSC., R. KIN
Ismail (“Ish”) is a Registered Kinesiologist who specializes in training high performance athletes. With over a decade of experience, Ish exclusively works with athletes and approaches strength and conditioning with exercise science principles specific to building high performance athletes. All training is done privately and 1-on-1 because Ish strongly believes that every athlete is truly unique and needs an individualized approach in order to maximize their performance. The first session is always an individual assessment in order to determine each athlete’s strengths, weaknesses and what needs to be focused on in order for the athlete to reach their athletic potential.
We offer private, client-centered services in our state of the art facility. come and feel the difference at cp.
Specialized assessments and training available both In-Person and Online for your convenience.
See what our clients are saying
“Highly recommend! Abed & Ismail are very professional, knowledgeable, and have great personal skills that transfer to a great rehabilitation experience. They both do an incredible job in creating a realistic and personal rehab plan specific to your goals & needs. After going to Capital Physiotherapy for ACL rehabilitation i’ll continue to recommend them to all my family & friends.“
“Ish is a pro’s pro! Knowledge, professional and extremely helpful. He listens to understand the desired goals and give his input based on his wealth of experience. His first and foremost priority is the athlete and he won’t compromise that focus. My daughter was blessed to have him as her kinesiologist and strength and conditioning coach. I highly recommend his services!“
“Truly exceptional service! In my experience, what makes Capital Physio truly unique is the effort they made not only to understand the issues with my shoulder but also to explain in painstaking detail the likely causes and what needed to be done to resolve them. I felt they were really invested in my recovery and showed a tremendous level of care and empathy. Highly recommend!”
“Ish has been training our son as a competitive athlete for a few months now. The improvement in his range of motion, strength and adility is staggering! Ish tailors his workouts to suit the athlete, not just the sport! We are very happy with the progreas made so far and plan to work with him long term! Thanks for everything!”
“My 17 year-old son went to CP last winter after injuring his back playing basketball. I was very impressed with the knowledge and professionalism of his therapist (Abed) and through treatment and exercise, my son was back on the court within a couple of weeks. When I suffered a back strain myself later in the year I went to the clinic for treatment and was again very satisfied with the quality of care I received. I highly recommend CP for any kind of rehabilitative treatment.”
“By far one of the best, most thorough and caring physiotherapy experiences I have ever experienced! Abed is welcoming, extensive in his knowledge and program planning, and very detailed in his delivery. He takes his time explaining everything and is always so encouraging through the whole process. Results and progress came fast too! HIGHLY recommended!”
“Abed is amazing at what he does. He is very knowledgeable and professional. Taking time to explain things in a way that made me understand WHY I was in pain and how to correct it. There is no where else I would go to get Physio.”
“Ish has a serious depth of knowledge, allowing him to create a customized training program for our daughter that was excellent. He also has a great passion for sport and is able to connect with athletes very well…. all combined, Ish is someone we would highly recommend!”