- BSc(PT), MHSc, BSc(Nutrition)
- Registered Physiotherapist
- Orthopaedic Manual Therapist, Exercises, Home Program recommendations
- Certified in Acupuncture, Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI)
- Trained in visceral manipulation (organ work), craniosacral therapy, neural manipulation (nerves)
- Trained in Turiya Therapy (Ayurvedic Marma Point Therapy)
- Member of the Vancouver Senior Services Provider Association (VSSPA)
I began my physiotherapy practice in 2003 after completing my Specialist degree in Nutritional Sciences (1995) and Masters degree in Community Health and Epidemiology (1997) from the University of Toronto. I worked as an epidemiologist and focused my research on preventing disability and improving functional independence in older adults. The peer reviewed published articles I wrote during this time spurred me to continue in this area, but from a clinical point of view. Physiotherapy was a natural transition for me. In my experience, Nutrition and Ayurveda is also a very important component of rehabilitating an injury. I find it very valuable to include dietary and lifestyle tips in my physiotherapy practice.
I am dedicated to keeping current and updated in the field of physiotherapy. I have taken (and continue to take) ongoing continuing education courses to improve myself. I have been fortunate to be mentored by some of the best clinicians in Canada and North America. As such, my physiotherapy practice has evolved and is evolving continuously. I am passionate about presenting my practice as an “integrated” form of physio, a term I use to show that I practice from both a western and eastern perspective. By Western, I mean orthopaedic manual therapy (manual meaning using the hands) such as craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, exercise prescription, communicating with family physicians and specialists, and reviewing diagnostic tests (such as x-rays, CT Scans, MRI). By Eastern, I mean using Acupuncture and Maharishi Ayurveda to enliven the energy of the body and the natural ability of the body to heal itself. The Eastern therapies help bring balance to the body and mind through dietary, lifestyle modifications, prevention strategies. I am dedicated to getting you back better and stronger.
I creatively use the numerous “tools” in my “toolbelt” to help relieve pain and get you back to your activity of choice. I am excited to witness the changes that happen week-to- week and month-to-month. We will work together to sort problems out, try new approaches to healing, and to experience both the process and ultimate goal towards excellence in health!
I treat a wide range of people including runners, bicyclists, swimmers, walkers, as well as musicians, children, and older adults. Over the past few years, I have also provided physiotherapy for the National Junior Karate Team, wheelchair basketball, and various tennis tournaments in Vancouver.
I am a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC), and the Orthopaedic Divison of PABC. I was the 2003 recipient of the Amanda Reid and Rick Hansen Award (contribution to the promotion of physio through active involvement), and the Margaret Croucher Memorial Award (contribution to multiple aspects in Physiotherapy). During off-hours, I enjoy participating in hiking, cross-country skiing, triathlons, yoga, going to the gym, playing the cello, and meditation.
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