What is your role at the GSSMC?
Physical therapist and staff social co-organiser
What is your main area of practice?
My clinical practice lies in the area of musculoskeletal/orthopedic and sports-related injuries with a keen interest in performing arts medicine, rock climbing medicine, para-sports medicine, and paediatrics. While I have participated in working in multidisciplinary knee injury clinics, I am currently a member of the Shoulder Injury Multidisciplinary team, and Performing Arts Multidisciplinary team. I am certified in Functional Dry Needling, and have completed several courses toward my Orthopedic Manual Therapy Certification in both Canada (CAMPT) and USA (NAIOMT).
What did you study and where?
I completed my Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta, hold a Bachelor of Education from University of Toronto, OISE, a Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from Queen's University. I currently hold a Sport First Responder Certification, and I am working towards my Sport Physiotherapy Certificate. In 2016, I attended a conference and completed my Certificate in Performing Arts Medicine from the Performing Arts Medicine Association in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine in New York City.
Do you have any specific research interests & publications?
I often attend research rounds, Sport Science and Injury Prevention Journal Club, and attend meetings with the Shoulder and Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton (SURGE).
Do you work specific days/hours?
Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and some Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Are you affiliated with any teams?
I am the team physiotherapist and medical coordinator for Team Canada Women’s and Men’s Sitting Volleyball teams. In the past, I have been the trainer for the Nor’Wester’s Women’s Rugby Team.
What is your favourite way to stay active?
I enjoy many genres of activities outside of work. In my spare time, I can be found scaling the University Climbing Wall, rippin’ up some fresh lines on my sweet backcountry skis, burnin’ the salsa/cha-cha dance floor, or diggin’ some fancy hits on a volleyball court. To quench my thirst for a more relaxing break, I love discovering warm surfing and diving spots around the world.
I play the piano and Chinese zither, and have played the cello for a couple of years.