What is your role at the GSSMC?
I am a part time clinic physiotherapist and the lead physiotherapist for the Knee Interdisciplinary Team. I help run the Functional and Agility Strength Training (F.A.S.T.) knee programs at the Prevention and Return to Activity Centre (PRAC).
What is your main area of practice?
I have a special interest in knee injuries particularly anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. I am also interested in injury prevention, strength and conditioning and return to sport.
What did you study and where?
I received a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2011 from the University of Alberta and also received my undergraduate degree in a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2009 at the University of Alberta.
Do you have any specific research interests & publications?
I am currently pursuing my PhD at the University of Alberta. My research focus aims to improve current knee rehabilitation programs after a knee injury to help return patients back to sport successfully and safely. I have a big passion for allowing the patient voices to be heard during their rehabilitation and I hope that my research will capture this.
I was involved in the development of our ACL protocol that can be found on our website under patient resources.
Do you work specific days/hours?
Evenings and Saturdays
What is your favorite way to stay active?
Strength training in the gym, running, ice and floor hockey and doing ridiculous things such as Spartan races.