BScPT CAFCI C.Med.Acup. (she/her)
1. Why did you become a Physical Therapist?
I knew I wanted to be a Physical Therapist from a young age. I desired a medical profession with a diverse scope of practice that was employed 9 to 5.
2. What do you like about working at CURA?
Working with a niche group of patients in a setting that is peaceful and allows 30 minute & 1 hour treatment sessions. Working with a group of colleagues that value lifelong learning and are extremely knowledgeable and collaborative. The great admin team is an asset too.
3. What brings you joy? What inspires you?
I experience joy when I am able to assist patients in their recovery in a timely manner. Curiosity and high standards inspire me to continue to be a lifelong learner.
4. What have you done to manage the pandemic?
I followed our college’s regulations for working as a PT and attended several on-line courses including treating patients during the pandemic with acupuncture.
At home I have enjoyed having my 3 kids around the supper table every night as normally they would be out playing sports or studying for university. I have also been learning new recipes while assisting my daughter, she is becoming a gourmet cook!
5. What recent continuing education courses or conferences have you completed?
Barral; Visceral manipulation (VM), VM1 repeat, VM2 repeat, VM4,
Barral: Neuro-meningeal manipulation (NM), NM1, NM2
Dr. Chikly’s brain curriculum: Brain 4
Diane Jacob’s Dermo Neuro Modulating (DNM)
Dr. Jason Hao’s Scalp Acupuncture
Acupuncture Canada’s trigger point dry needling level 1 & 2
Dr. LJ Lee’s Part 4 series of Connect Therapy (ISM)
Compass Interactive: Level 1: Communication and Interpersonal Skills Development
D’Ambroglio Institute: Total Body Balancing 1
Dr. Aung’s Spiritual retreats 2017, 2018, 2019
Dr. Nadia Volf’s 3 part series re. Covid & acupuncture
Various one day workshops on TMJ, OA of hip, acupuncture