I have been a physiotherapist since graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 1998. Since then I have practiced in public hospitals, long term care centres, home environments, university athletic clinics, and private physiotherapy practices. My experiences include a six year journey overseas working as a physiotherapist in England, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia, culminating in the completion of a Masters of Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Throughout my career I have attended many other professional development courses, with a special interest in anatomical (western) approaches to acupuncture and I am UBC-certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS) practitioner.
I have a longstanding interest in working with a variety of sports as a field-level therapist, including men’s & women’s club rugby, box lacrosse, soccer, and Canada’s National Diving Team at international events. Currently I maintain my skills as a Sport Physiotherapy Canada Certificate therapist working with OPDL junior soccer and local club rugby.
My physiotherapy passions include deciphering complex/multi-region clinical presentations, integrating exercise conditioning science into active rehabilitation, using bio-psychosocial approaches in balance with the physical approaches to patient care. I divide my time between seeing private patients, and working as an Advanced Practice Provider for The Ottawa Hospital’s ISAEC Rapid Access Clinic – Low Back Pain program.