Danielle Bles

**On Maternity Leave Until June 2020**

What is your role at the GSSMC?

Physical therapist and team lead for the Shoulder Team.

What is your main area of practice?

Musculoskeletal and sports injuries. I have a special interest in shoulder injuries and hockey injuries. I participate in shoulder multidisciplinary clinics.

What did you study and where?

I received a master of science in physical therapy from the University of Alberta in 2011. I previously received a bachelor of physical education degree with distinction in 2008 also from the University of Alberta. At this time, I played for the University of Alberta Pandas varsity hockey team as a goaltender. I am certified in Functional Dry needling/IMS from Kinetacore, Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and can order diagnostic imaging.

Do you work specific days/hours?

Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What is your favourite way to stay active?

Hockey, volleyball, softball, yoga, hiking, cycling