With over 15 years of clinical experience, I am trained to treat everyone from infants to seniors. I am here for you if ever you seek osteopathic treatment.
I graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1996 with an Honors Physical Education degree. I worked as a Certified Kinesiologist for several years in physiotherapy clinics prescribing corrective exercises, evaluating functional capacities, and establishing return to work programs for many clients. In 2000, I returned to the University of Western Ontario and earned my Bachelor of Education degree and graduated with distinction.
While working as a teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board, I began studying part time at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto. The Canadian College of Osteopathy is a rigorous five year part-time program that involves two years of independent research to graduate. I graduated from the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2007 and presented my research to an international research board. My research was on the Validation of the Downing Test. This research project enabled me to develop expertise in pelvic and low back dysfunction.
As a life-long learner who is passionate about providing the best client care, after graduating from the Canadian College of Osteopathy, I have taken extensive training in concussion management and the treatment of endocranial spasms. I have also taken postgraduate courses in treating the fascia, in biodynamics and fluid treatment, how embryology affects the body, and the effect of emotions on the physical body. I pride myself on staying at the forefront of the most current research and treatment within this profession.
In addition to my ongoing professional development, I am an active member of the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Practitioners. I sit on their Board of Directors, chair the Educational Standards Committee and am also a member of the Membership Approval Committee.
As an individual who strives to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle, I enjoy distance running and participating in various outdoor activities and sports. With this personal lifestyle, I am eager to broaden my clinical experience in treating high performance athletes.