What is your background & training?
I graduated from Queen’s University in 1979, completed my Advanced Diploma of Orthopaedic and Manipulative Therapy in 1984, my Clinical Masters of Science in Manipulative Therapy from UWO in 2010 and became a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2012. I have taught extensively in the Canadian Manual Therapy Course System, as well as internationally and also specialized courses on the cervical spine. I retired as a Chief Examiner, but continue as an Examiner for the National Orthopaedic Exams. I am the Lead Instructor and Coordinator for the new Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy (GCOMPT) at UBC. I treats neck pain patients almost exclusively, utilizing the evidence based practice of manual therapy and specific exercise along with self-management strategies.
What inspired you to choose this career path?
My active lifestyle as a competitive varsity swimmer made choosing a profession that strives to keep people active a natural fit. I also love continuing education and have been so lucky to have the opportunities to help mentor and instruct the future generation of physiotherapists.
Why do you choose to work at Treloar?
I came to Treloar in 1982 and became a partner in 1989. This amazing team has built over time on a foundation of excellence but also a family feeling of respect, caring and support. I am constantly honoured to be part of this culture.
What are you personally passionate about?
My passions are skiing, hiking and biking but my priority is spending quality time with my family. I guess I have to add here that I am the ultimate nerd and continue to love reading a good research article that I can then apply to work next week!