B SC Physiotherapy 1991
Additional certification: Manipulative therapy (FCAMPT) 1998, Acupuncture (CAFCI) 2005, Gunn IMS (CGIMS) 2006, Level 1 and 2 Bikefitting 2010
I trained at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physiotherapy. Upon graduation, I spent three rewarding years in neurological rehabilitation at the G.F. Strong Centre, assisting clients with stoke and spinal cord impairments.
I transferred my focus to orthopaedics in 1995 and spent the next three years in post graduate studies to become a certified manual and manipulative therapist. I worked in Delta for 15 years in the areas of orthopaedics and occupational rehabilitation. It was a wonderful opportunity to work with leaders in the manual therapy field.
Eight years ago, I decided to work closer to home in Vancouver and specialize only in orthpaedics. It is hard to believe so many years have gone by working with Matt and the rest of the West Fourth team. I now feel a part of the community. It is exciting to work with the cycling, running and triathlon community and their clubs. This has dove tailed nicely into my bike fitting training. My own fitness journey; including three Ironmans, has given me a real perspective on training and injuries. (It is true, you do not have to be uncomfortable on a bike!) I really enjoy giving education sessions on injury prevention in these areas as well.
Over the past three years I have continued my post graduate studies in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). As I have integrated this approach into my practice, it has enabled me to identify movement dysfunction more clearly and prioritize my treatment approach.
I feel lucky to work with such a diverse and interesting clientele. Whether a post operative hip replacement client walks through my door or a pelvic floor post partum new mom, I enjoy helping each person feel better and get back to what moves them.