I graduated from Queens University at Kingston Ontario in 1986 with a B.Sc. in Physical Therapy. In 2000, I achieved the CPA Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual Physiotherapy and have been a member of CAMPT and IFOMPT since. In 2009 I completed an M.Sc. in Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. My thesis examined upper trapezius motor control impairments post whiplash and is available on the Simon Fraser University Library website. In the early part of my career I worked in acute neurology at the Royal Jubilee in Victoria and with inpatients and outpatients at our provincial rehab centre GF Strong Centre for 4 years with adults with complex neurological and neuromusculoskeletal disorders including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes and people with other traumatic injuries. I have worked in a variety of private practices in the Lower Mainland since 1992, most recently at West 4th Physiotherapy Clinic since 2008. I am also a registered mentor in the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopaedic Division Curriculum, where I have enjoyed sharing my knowledge, mentoring other physiotherapists and learning from them since 2003. I have participated in many continuing education courses including muscle imbalance, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, Thoracic Ring ApproachTM, Connect TherapyTM, acupuncture, IMS, concussion management and vestibular courses. I have a particular interest in malalignment, biomechanics, motor control, concussion management and pain.
In 2018, I completed the ConnectTherapy Series (Parts 1-3) and in 2019, I completed Connect Therapy Part 4. I am finding this approach to be a great complement to my current practice.
I believe that downtime is very important. I love spending time in the outdoors with my partner and exploring the wide array of restaurants in Vancouver. I have a particular love of mountain biking but have knowledge of most sports from personal or professional experience.I believe that my eclectic background is my greatest strength as a physiotherapist. I am happy to chat with anyone who has questions prior to their first appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the clinic 604-730-9478.