Originally from Swift Current Saskatchewan, Kristie obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Regina and her Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011. As of November 2020, she completed the Masters in Rehabilitative Science program through the University of British Columbia along with the graduate certificate in manual physical therapy, which is in accordance with the FCAMPT designation.
Previously she worked at Stapleford Physiotherapy in Regina for eight years with a short year working in sport and orthopaedics in New Zealand, but is currently working at the University of Regina in the Dr. Paul Schwann Centre. Over the span of her career, she found a keen interest in sport therapy, receiving her Sport Diploma in May 2019 and is currently working as the senior therapist for the Regina Thunder of the Canadian Junior Football League. She has also taken part in national and international sporting events such as the U18 National Rugby competition in 2011-2015, the NAIG games in 2014, the Pan Am games in Toronto in 2015, the Western Canada summer games in 2019, the NACAC games in El Salvador in 2016 where she was the therapist for Team Canada Athletics, and currently works with the U18 Saskatchewan football team in the summer.
Kristie has always found continuing education and involvement in the profession to be an important aspect of her career. She currently holds a board position with the Sask division of Sport Physio Canada and enjoys learning, teaching and mentoring students.