My passion lies in helping others move through injury and optimize performance. I completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta and then moved to Australia to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland. After finishing my Masters, I worked in Brisbane, Australia before returning home to practice in Edmonton. The Aussies are world leaders in physio, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. My work experience, both international and local, includes hospital and private clinical practice.
I am also a pelvic health physiotherapist. The pelvic floor has a huge impact on the quality of life. It is not talked about enough and can often be a missing link in lumbo-pelvic concerns. This area of practice has also highlighted the importance of taking a biopsychosocial approach to treatment.
In addition, I am also certified to teach Clinical Pilates and am one of the only physios in Edmonton with this training. I find that the principles of Pilates fit very well with physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Pilates is a great cross-training modality for athletes and anyone active. It offers numerous benefits of strengthening/lengthening through range, challenging core work, and developing a mind-body connection.
I believe patients need to actively engage in their recovery for success. The quality of your life is greatly affected by your ability to participate in and enjoy your favorite activities, so your treatment plan will be personalized towards the things that are important to you. I encourage my patients to learn to move their bodies well, both safely and efficiently. My treatment style is active, exercise, and evidence-based, with my own coating of compassion and optimism. Through 10 years of clinical experience, I have learned the importance of having a multifaceted approach to pain and rehab.
As a former competitive figure skater, I have learned to appreciate how important it is to take care of your body. I have a special interest in working with artistic athletes, especially dancers and figure skaters. I am also passionate about female athletes in general and the unique demands of this population.
In my spare time, I enjoy staying active with a variety of activities: gym, running, biking, hiking, Pilates, cross-country skiing, paddleboarding, and skating. Any time spent out at the lake or in the mountains doing these activities is even better!
- Pelvic Health
- Figure Skating
- Female Athletes