What is your role at the GSSMC?
Clinic physiotherapist, lead physiotherapist for the knee interdisciplinary clinics and knee program coordinator for the PRAC (Prevention and Return to Activity Centre).
Do you hold any positions outside the clinic?
Sports physiotherapist for Druids Rugby, Treasurer for the Sports Physiotherapy Canada Alberta Branch, and Teaching Assistant for physiotherapy for the Faculty of Rehab Medicine.
What is your main area of practice?
I have a special interest in running and knee injuries. I also have a special interest in injury prevention.
What did you study and where?
I received a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy in 2011 from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Distinction in 2009. I received a certificate in Anatomical Acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (AFCI) in 2013. I completed my Level 3 Certification of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2015. I received my Certificate in Sports Physical Therapy in 2015.
Do you have any specific research interests & publications?
I am currently exploring research in ACL injuries, prevention and rehabilitation.
“Physiotherapy interventions for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis: a systematic review” published in 2013.
Do you work specific days/hours?
Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Are you affiliated with any teams?
Physiotherapist for the Men and Women's Strathcona Druids Rugby. I have volunteered in the past with U15 AA midget hockey, U16 Tier 1 soccer, Pandas Varsity Soccer and Alberta Ballet.
What is your favourite way to stay active?
I play ice and floor hockey and golf. I enjoy running, strength training and obstacle course racing and have completed the Spartan Trifecta in the past.