What is your background & training?
I hold a degree in Biology and Physiotherapy from UBC (2004). I completed my post-graduate training in the Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT) in 2010 and have extensive experience assessing and treating the spine. I also have treated many cases of shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and motor vehicle injuries. I am a certified and experienced Chan Gunn IMS needling practitioner (2011), treating myofascial and neuropathic pain in the spine and extremities. I am trained in Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model for assessing and treating the thorax/pelvis and body as a whole for finding the sources of dysfunctions in the body. Being Bike Fit Systems Certified, I often combine my physiotherapy experience to bike fitting assessments in the prevention and treatment of biking related injuries. I do functional running assessments with my training from The Running Clinic.
What inspired you to choose this career path?
What inspires me to be a Physiotherapist everyday is witnessing the significant impact that a person’s physical well being can have on their mental and emotional well being, their vocation and recreation, and their family life balance. I have seen the immense impact that Physiotherapy has had on people by literally getting them back on their feet in their lives. I love sports of all kind and love being part of the fine clinical process to getting people back to those sports!
Why do you choose to work at Treloar?
I work at Treloar because it is like being part of a big family. We work together to challenge each other to become better at work and life, and we celebrate those significant life moments. We all highly value education and further training, and embrace opportunities to teach and mentor within the clinic and community. I am involved in in our clinic’s mentorship courses for other physiotherapists, and have a role as clinical skills teaching instructor in the Masters of Physiotherapy Program at UBC.
What are you personally passionate about?
I am passionate about sports, traveling, and photography! Most recently in 2019, I traveled in France to visit my sister and watched the Roland-Garros French Open tennis tournament! My all time favorite trip was to Rwanda and seeing the endangered mountain gorillas in the forest!