Hi! I am a Certified Athletic Therapist, working in private practice and team settings in Winnipeg, MB, since 2013. My clinical practice is always one-on-one, and includes working with children, adults, and recreational to professional athletes, providing injury assessments, rehab, and preventative techniques, as well as yoga and training services.
I have attended around 40 continuing education and professional development courses/workshops in North America. I have trained directly with therapists from the Prague School of Rehabilitation, with the head coaches and therapists of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, and other renowned clinicians such as Prof. Andry Vleeming, Dr. Andreo Spina, Dr. Michael Chivers, Dr. Stuart McGill, Dr. Craig Liebenson, Dr. Greg Lehman, Dr. Evan Osar, Dr. Greg Rose, Brett Jones, Cal Dietz, Lee Taft, Bahram Jam, and more.
I graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Applied Health, and then completed the national board exams to certify with the Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association.
I love to learn, so in fall 2018 I started a Master’s of Rehabilitation Science through McMaster University, and am halfway done with anticipated graduation in summer of 2019!
Along with being in private practice, I have worked as a lab instructor at U of W, and as a lead examiner for both the U of W athletic therapy practicum program and for the CATA national certification exams. I am currently a member of the Board of Certification for the CATA, specifically working in National Certification Exam development.
Sometimes I have students hanging out with me in the clinic to observe and learn, because I’m part of the CATA mentorship program. I also just really love to talk about anatomy and science and exercise, so am happy to discuss things with whoever wants to listen :)
As a Certified First Responder, I worked with sports teams of varying levels, providing acute emergency care, assessments and rehab, and coordinating return to play following musculoskeletal injuries and concussions.
My experience with multiple sports includes AAA hockey, university baseball and volleyball, and 3 years with the Winnipeg Rifles Junior Football Club which included working up to the head athletic therapist position. I also have experience working in the polyclinic and sideline at venues for the Manitoba Summer Games, was a Venue Medical Coordinator for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, and was on the medical team as an athletic therapist for the World Ultimate Masters' Club Championships in summer 2018.
Manitoba Athletes - I am an Official Service Provider for the Canadian Sport Centre of Manitoba
I am also certified with:
- Functional Range Release (Upper limb, Lower limb, Spine)
- Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist
- Advanced Persistent Pain Program
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise Trainer
- Vinyasa Yoga Instructor (250hrs)
- Kinstretch Level 1
- Certified Functional Strength Coach (MBSC)
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment
- Functional Movement Screen
- Y-Balance Test
- Certified Sport First Responder (Canadian Red Cross)
I love yoga, deadlifts, pumpkin spice, reading, learning, nutella, and boybands.
I am rarely without a coffee in hand, talking about my latest adventure with friends, and what I’m currently learning about!