I completed my Bachelor of Science with a major in biology and minor in psychology from UBC and had the opportunity to go on exchange at UCL (University College London). I graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. I have completed the STOTT Pilates Rehab courses (mat and reformer) and level 1 manual therapy certification (Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal program). I have an interest in research and continue to further explore this in the area of spinal cord injuries. I am also in the process of publishing a paper surrounding disability and physiotherapy education. I previously danced pre-professionally and have taught and choreographed dance.
What inspired you to choose this career path?
My first exposure to physio was during my pre-professional dancing days and lucky me, injuries struck right before performances etc. which made things even more challenging both physically and mentally. My first experience with physio was not great as I felt like only my injuries were being treated instead of me as a whole person— there was a disconnect between my physio treatment and my goals. I learned later that the profession is actually very versatile and diverse. Therapists can really treat autonomously and use techniques and methodology that they believe in. I was encouraged by this as I feel that my previous experiences have helped me understand how injuries and more can impact people in many ways. I hope to share this knowledge with others and provide person-centered care in their physio journeys.
Why do you choose to work at Treloar?
I was previously a patient at Treloar when I was studying for my masters and had a good experience. Naturally, I looked into working there. After learning about Treloar’s mentorship and numerous opportunities to grow as a clinician within a great group of individuals, it sounded like a good fit.
What are you personally passionate about?
I love to dance (grew up training solely in ballet then moved onto contemporary, hip hop and more)— to me it’s a perfect combination of physical activity, creativity and musicality. A dance class is the only way I’ve found so far that consistently allows me to solely focus on the present. I am hoping to get more into other forms of performing arts such as circus; I have tried trapeze and it’s exhilarating! I also like to travel, hike, try new food and spend time with family and friends.