My journey to becoming a physical therapist began at the University of Lethbridge where I obtained a baccalaureate degree in Exercise Science. Shortly afterwards I went on to obtain my Certified Exercise Physiologist certificate from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.
This certificate allowed me to work with various populations including athletes and non-athletes to provide exercise testing, programming, and lifestyle education.
For several years I worked with individuals afflicted by a variety of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and age-related conditions. During this time, I was also fortunate enough to gain experience working with both able-bodied and parasport athletes.
My curiosity and drive for further education led me to pursue a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. My research explored the effects of aerobic exercise testing on the provocation and cessation of symptoms in individuals who had sustained a sport-related concussion.
I was also heavily involved in exercise testing and programming for many studies conducted through the Sport Injury Research Prevention Centre. The pursuit of a graduate degree allowed me to witness the incredible effects that a physiotherapist can have on individuals dealing with sport-related injuries. After graduating from the University of Calgary, I gained acceptance into the Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta.
I grew up playing various sports and have sustained my fair share of injuries throughout. I can understand firsthand the impact that injuries can have on a person’s well-being and livelihood. I am a strong believer that exercise is medicine, and that it can be used to empower individuals recovering from injury and those looking to optimize their performance.
Whatever your health and fitness goals may be, I look forward to helping you work towards them using a collaborative, and patient-centred approach. When I am not in the clinic you can find me bouldering, golfing and practicing hot yoga.
- Concussion Management
- Working with parasport athletes