What is your background & training?
I graduated from UBC in 2012 with a Master in Physiotherapy. I understand the impact an injury can have on all facets of life, and I am motivated to assist patients to restore movement and decrease pain. I am currently working toward FCAMPT status, which is the highest post-graduate orthopedic status attainable. I will be challenging the final exams in the fall of 2019. I am a clinical instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC and am certified hand therapist. In the clinic, she provides treatments specific to her clients and treats out of her chair using a rolling stool for manual therapy or standing up beside the treatment table. She has taken and continues to take extensive post-graduate training in Clinical Pilates, orthopedic manual therapy, neurological physical therapy, functional dry needling and hand therapy.
What inspired you to choose this career path?
I grew up in Vancouver hiking, snowboarding and playing a variety of sports. While a university student, I sustained a serious injury snowboarding and became immersed in the world of Physiotherapy and Neuro-rehabilitation. Because of this experience, I was inspired to set out on a path that would lead me to become the first Physiotherapist in North America to also be a wheelchair user.
Why do you choose to work at Treloar?
I love the people at Treloar and the culture of excellence.
What are you personally passionate about?
Outside the office, I enjoy being active, getting time outside and playing guitar. I am a certified ski instructor and I volunteer with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports. I also compete internationally in adaptive surfing for Team Canada and am the current women’s world adaptive surf champ.