Graduated from Acadia University 1991 and was a member of the Varsity Hockey team in 1989-90. Then graduated from Dalhousie University in 1995
with my physiotherapy degree. Originally from NF, I worked a short period there before moving to Vancouver, BC where I worked for 8 years in a large orthopaedic and sports medicine clinic. I also taught in the orthopaedic division for 7 years and was a lab assistant at Dalhousie Universiy for 2 years. I moved to Halifax, NS in November of 2003 where I continue to work
I finished my manual therapy diploma with credit in 1999. I had the opportunity to study under and work along side some of the best therapists in the country. Taking my manual therapy courses from such teachers as Dianne Lee, Erl Pettman, Carol Kennedy, Jan Lowcock, and Lynn Watson.
I also had the opportunity to work with Alex McKechnie in the sports field. This gave me the opportunity to work with various professional athletes in the NHL, NBA, NFL, NLA, and NSA as well as various other amateur athletes. His unique ability to breakdown faulty movement patterns and then to incorporate original sport specific exercises into the rehab was an invaluable experience.
Just prior to my move to NS, I studied Intramuscular Stimulation at the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (ISTOP) under Chan Gunn and his colleagues.
Manual therapy, sports medicine, and Intramuscular Stimulation has been a wonderful marriage for my approach to rehabilitation as well as Prehab.