BScPT MSc PhD (she/her)
1. Why did you become a Physical Therapist?
I love being able to help patients make significant changes to their overall function and well-being. Physiotherapy attracted me as it's both a science and an art; having knowledge and experience is important, but there's a finesse to what we do as well.
2. What do you like about working at CURA?
CURA is a collaborative and fun environment. My co-workers are a joy to be around as are my patients. I also love that at CURA, we always focus on patient-centered, one-on-one, quality care. In this way (and many others) CURA's vision has always aligned well with my practice.
3. What brings you joy? What inspires you?
My family and friends and my puppy. A good meal with great company never fails to bring a smile to my face. In terms of inspiration, I love to learn and advance myself, both personally and professionally.
4. What have you done to manage the pandemic?
I did all my education (physiotherapy degree, Master's, and Doctorate) in Ontario and Quebec and as a result, I'm pretty used to keeping in touch with friends and family long distance. Other than a slight increase in video calls, I've definitely seen more of the city, natural areas, and river valley than I ever have before. I've also enjoyed being the guinea pig for my partner's culinary creations.
5. What recent continuing education courses have you completed (last 5 years)?
PhD (Doctorate) in Rehabilitation Science centered around women with diastasis recti abdominus (a separation of the abdominal muscles that occurs primarily in pregnancy).
Published numerous manuscripts in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Physical Therapy, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Neurology and Urodynamics, the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, and Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.
Design and educate (ongoing) Pelvic Health-specific content to Master's physiotherapy students at the University of Alberta
IUGA International Symposium on Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
Caesarean Birth: The Role of Physiotherapy in Preparation and Delivery. Held Virtually