MScPT BSc CAFCI (she/her)
1. Why did you become a physical therapist?
I became a physical therapist because growing up, I was active in sports, and had a few injuries. My parents took me to see a physical therapist on a couple of occasions and I found the profession really fascinating. I always loved biology at school and learning about the way that the body works – particularly anatomy and physiology. I wanted a profession that I found interesting as well as something that allowed me to be active and move around and also to help make a difference in people’s lives.
2. What do you like about working at CURA?
I love the positive collaborative community atmosphere. It’s not just individual therapists working on only their own caseload. I love the opportunity to learn from people more experienced than myself and to work in a setting where different people offer different things – not everyone is out of the same mould! I like how there is a true passion here to give patients a positive experience with physical therapy and focus on individual life goals and functional goals.
3. What brings you joy? What inspires you?
I get joy out of helping people. I find it so rewarding when I can make a true impact on people’s quality of life, both in my personal and professional life. I love spending time with my loved ones – visiting, talking, playing board games. I love being active outdoors – reading, hiking, walking, seeing the world and especially travelling!
I love to learn new things and challenge my brain to think of things in new and exciting ways. I feel inspired by getting the opportunity to work with people more experienced than me and to see what they can do for people. It motivates me to continue to improve myself. I also feel inspired when I am able to take new knowledge and use it to help people.
4. What have you done to manage the pandemic?
I stay in touch with my family often even if I can’t see them. I am focusing more on my own individual likes and hobbies that I sometimes do not find the time for. I am taking the opportunity to learn new things. I try to get outside as much as possible.
5. What recent continuing education courses have you completed (last 5 years)?
University of Alberta Certificate in Pain Management
- REHAB 535: The Nature of Pain
- REHAB 536: Assessment and Management of Pain
Acupuncture Canada: The Dry Needling Program Level 1
The Kinesio Taping Method - KT3: Clinic Concepts and Advanced Whole Body of the Kinesio Taping Method
Pelvic Health Solutions Level 1- The Physical Therapy Approach to Male and Female Urinary Incontinence
Physio Uro-Sante - Special Considerations for Caesarian Section, Preparing for and Recovery From Belly Birth