I graduated from the Physiotherapy Program at the University of Western Ontario in 1997, and in 2000 completed a Masters degree at Curtin University in Perth, Australia in the area of orthopaedic physiotherapy. I recently completed a post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy diploma through the EIM Institute of Health Professions in the United States, with a focus on musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
In 2013, I finished six years on the executive (two as president) and I am a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists. I have been a clinical mentor for students at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, and am currently Chair of the Manual Therapy Steering Committee of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
My practice focuses on patients with complicated musculoskeletal disorders of the spine and extremities and my case load includes a wide cross-section of people from the surrounding community, from athletic kids to active seniors. I am also a physiotherapy provider to the members of the Canadian Forces at Base Borden, just outside of Barrie. I have worked and continue to work with athletes of all abilities, including national and international-calibre competitors.
My treatment approach focuses heavily on patient education and giving people the tools to help themselves. Hands-on manual therapy, specifically-tailored active exercise, acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy, all feature prominently in my treatment approach. This broad-based method to patient management allows me to re-train altered movement patterns, and alleviate muscle imbalances, as well as address the psychosocial components of chronic pain.