What is your background & training?
I qualified as a Physiotherapist from UBC after developing a firm understanding of the body through a Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Physiology at the University of Calgary. After practicing for a few years in private practice, I was keen to learn more and decided to study a post-graduate Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in Australia. During my studies, I developed a passion for treating neck-related problems including headaches, neck-related dizziness and concussions, and have taken several additional courses to further skill myself in these areas. In addition to clinical practice, I’ve also enjoyed incorporating research assistant and clinical education work around Australia and Canada.
What inspired you to choose this career path?
As a kid I was not particularly graceful, which in combination with being a “put it all of the line” kind of athlete, I became a frequent flyer in to the Physio clinic. My experiences intrigued me about how the body worked, and I wanted to learn how I could help people recover from their injuries through movement.
Why do you choose to work at Treloar?
On top of offering quality patient care, Treloar has a solid reputation amongst therapists as being a clinic that is focused on professional development of its practitioners. I am keen to stay on top of what’s current in the world of physiotherapy, and working at Treloar helps me accomplish this all while as part of a fun team.
What are you personally passionate about?
Anything that involves movement and exploring. I love learning new sports, skills and languages, especially if they are outside or in new environments. Depending on the season I play ultimate, mountain bike, salsa dance, travel, rock climb, hike.. the list is endless. I know that I’m always happiest when I can do the activities that I enjoy, so I take this into my practice and try to keep my patients as active as possible during their recoveries.