Mary Ellen is a graduate of McMaster University where she earned a Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy in 2012. Prior to this, she attended York University, graduating in 2010 with a BFA honours double major in Dance and Kinesiology. Her background in dance instilled in her a lifelong love of movement. Physiotherapy has allowed her to continue to discover how movement and exercise can decrease pain, restore function after injury, and increase quality of life at any age or activity level. She believes in empowering clients with the information and tools that they need to optimize their own health.
Mary Ellen has a keen interest in pursuing continuing education. She completed all her manual therapy levels through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) in 2017. She is a certified Integrated Dry Needling practitioner and has her AA1 acupuncture certification through Acupuncture Canada. She has completed training in advanced management of post-concussion syndrome through the R2P Concussion Management program, and she has taken courses in, among other areas, vestibular rehabilitation and persistent pain management. Mary Ellen has practiced Pilates herself for many years and is a certified Pilates instructor in both mat and reformer through the Balanced Body instructor training program.