As a competitive athlete who competed in volleyball, hockey, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, badminton, track, and golf, I have encountered numerous injuries that have led me towards a career in injury prevention and rehabilitation. After high school, I earned my bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus. During my university years, I played varsity volleyball before transitioning into a role on the coaching staff as the strength and conditioning coach for the Augustana Volleyball Program. Concurrently, I coached club volleyball and worked with Volleyball Alberta’s developmental programs.
Upon graduation, I embarked on a career as a kinesiologist in the rehab industry, treating a diverse range of patients through exercise-based interventions. Following this, I sought further education and completed my master’s degree in physical therapy (with distinction) at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. While studying there, I played both varsity basketball and competitive hockey for Edinburgh’s travelling squad.
Post-graduation, I accepted a role in a neurological rehabilitation ward, where I treated patients with traumatic brain injuries, cognitive impairments, strokes, and other neurological disorders. Upon returning to Edmonton, I decided to embrace my roots, treating both athletic and non-athletic populations with various musculoskeletal conditions.
With experience working and training in both Canada and the United Kingdom, I’ve developed a patient-focused treatment style that centers on individualized rehab goals. By utilizing a person-centered approach, you play an active role in your rehabilitation plan, which focuses on what is important to you. Whether your aim is to return to high-level sport, run your first 5km race, or garden without pain, I am here to guide you towards your goals. With a background in athletics and strength training, I believe in adopting an active approach, using exercise and movement based on evidence-based practices.
When I’m not cheering on the Oilers, you might find me hunting for cheap concert tickets, missing putts on the golf course, beating my brothers at tennis, attempting to avoid injury while snowboarding, or running in the river valley with my dog, Coco.