About

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I have always been an anatomy geek and was initially drawn to Osteopathy through my interest in anatomy and physiology, as well as the desire to learn more about how to help the body heal itself. What I love about Osteopathy is that it is gentle in nature, and that as an Osteopathic Practitioner, I have the ability to take the time to get to know my patients and to work with them in a caring and respectful way.

Prior to studying Osteopathy, I obtained my B.Sc. Kin. in 2008 from the University of Saskatchewan. I have enjoyed teaching various fitness classes and working as a Certified Personal Trainer for over 10 years.

Through the years, I have gained a wide range of clinical experiences, having worked with people of all ages and with various health conditions, including expectant mothers, babies, seniors, and people suffering from sports injuries, concussions, following car accidents, even helping people suffering from the pain of digestive disorders.

My current interest is in learning more about chronic pain and how I can help people to suffer less and to live more fully.

I am currently furthering my education in pain science through the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University as a student in the graduate certificate program in chronic pain management.

I am focused on learning science-based approaches to helping people to manage or to overcome their pain and discomfort. I may not have all of the answers, but I can say this with certainty: My commitment is to bring you the very best of what I’m experiencing and learning, and to offer the best solutions that I can think of, always with honesty and integrity.

I also love to work with women throughout various life stages, from preconception, during pregnancy, and into the postpartum period. I am a mother to two sweet little boys and recognize the demands of life that are unique to mothers.

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I have been fortunate to combine my love of travel with my  passion for helping others. I traveled to Nicaragua in 2008 to volunteer as a paediatric physiotherapy assistant as well as the Sports Medicine Trainer for the Diriangen professional soccer team. In 2014, I had the pleasure of volunteering with osteopathic practitioners from around the world with Osteopathy Without Borders in Peru.

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My love of movement stems from my background in dance which has lead me to teaching a variety of movement based classes, including yoga, various types of fitness classes, and restorative exercises. I love to be active in a variety of fun ways, including yoga, rock climbing, hiking, and exploring trails with my dog, Indie.

Originally from Saskatchewan, I had the privilege of being brought up in a bilingual household and I am happy to offer consultations in English and in French.

Education

  • Diploma in Osteopathy, Manual Practice (D.O.M.P.), Canadian College of Osteopathy
  • B.Sc. Kin (with distinction) University of Saskatchewan

Professional Affiliations

  • Osteopathy B.C.: Professional Member 2017-present

    Director of the Osteopathy BC Board, 2018

  •  Ontario Association of Osteopathic Practitioners: Affiliate Member 2015-2018
  • Saskatchewan Association of Osteopaths: Professional Member, 2015-2016
  • University of Saskatchewan Anatomy Lab Teacher’s Assistant, 2012

Continuing Education Courses

  • Gentle Movement & Relaxation Program – Pain BC, 2019
  • The Pain Foundations Course Series: Lived Experience, Physiology, Biopsychosocial Pain Assessment, Collaborative Pain Management Plan & Team Pain Self-Management & Patient Support – Pain BC, 2019
  • Collège des Études Ostéopathiques, Montreal Symposium, 2015

    Osteopathic treatment of women: hormonal health, fertility, during the pre- and postnatal period.

  • Canadian College of Osteopathy Founders Day, 2015

    Osteopathic care of the mother during pregnancy and after miscarriage.

  • Canadian College of Osteopathy Founders Day, 2014

    Still Technique

  • Hatha Yoga Instructor, 200hr, 2011
  • TRX Suspension Trainer, 2010
  • CSEP Personal Trainer, 2008