My passion for helping people started when I volunteered at the Health Sciences Centre in the Physiotherapy Department during high school and university. I was inspired by the deep connections physiotherapists made with their patients as they assisted in their recovery and wellness journey. It has become the foundation for how I practice physiotherapy today.
Upon graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy, I have pursued additional certifications and training courses to ensure my knowledge and skill set was in accordance with best practices and to maintain a high standard of patient care. Some of these areas of study include courses in orthopaedic manual therapy, myofascial release, NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment), exercise prescription, gait analysis, and advanced acupuncture and dry needling.
The focus of my physiotherapy practice has evolved to include orthopaedics, acupuncture, dry needling and neurological treatment. The patients I have primarily treated are teenagers, adults and seniors. Every treatment program I develop includes components of exercise and self-management to provide my patients the tools they need to attain and maintain their best level of functioning.
Outside of work, I am a wife and mother to two teenage sons. I actively volunteer in the community in support of my sons’ athletic, academic, and musical endeavours.I am happiest experimenting and creating in the kitchen or working in my yard on various gardening projects. I enjoy travelling and spending time with family and friends in the Whiteshell at the family cabin.