BScPT ACC (she/her)
1. Why did you become a Physical Therapist?
I tried Medicine for a few years, got into dentistry and hated it because I could not interact with patients as much. Decided to try Physical Therapy (1997) only to fall in love with the profession. It makes my day to observe patient’s progress and to follow the patient’s journey, regaining function and quality of life. It has been almost 20 years since I graduated in BSc PT in Brazil.
2. What do you like about working at CURA?
CURA has an amazing team of professionals, very experienced and knowledgeable. I like the opportunity to work with a holistic focus and think “outside” of the physical therapy textbooks.
3. What brings you joy? What inspires you?
Living a life with mindfulness and staying in the “present” time, enjoying every life’s invitation for self growth. I am inspired by people who overcome challenges in their life, with the ability to transform the stone into a diamond by taking each day at a time but never giving up.
4. What have you done to manage the pandemic?
By focusing on the positive aspects of the pandemic (there were a few) and taking the time to reconnect to myself.
5. What recent continuing education courses have you completed?
Dr. Michael Sullivan PGAP Seminars 1-4 on Pain Catastrophizing (PCS) - 2022
CS2: Craniosacral Therapy, Upledger Institute - 2022
CS1: Craniosacral Therapy, Upledger Institute - 2022
Visceral Manipulation – VM3 (Pelvis) Barral Institute - 2021
Visceral Manipulation – VM4 (Thorax) Barral Institute - 2020
Visceral Manipulation – VM2 Barral Institute - 2019
Hypopressives Low Core Fitness Training Level 1 - 2019
Dermoneuromodulation DNM with Diane Jacobs – Chronic Pain - 2019
Visceral Manipulation – VM1 Barral Institute - 2019
The Physical Therapy Approach to Female and Male Urinary Incontinence - 2019
Internal Examination-Pelvic Floor Solutions
Dementia Fundamentals Education: See the Person not the problem, AHS - 2018
Concussion Rehab Management, Parkwood Institute - 2018
Acupuncture Canada- Trigger Point Dry Needling - 2018
Acupuncture Canada – Clinical Applications in Acupuncture (Level 2) - 2018
Acupuncture Canada – Foundations in Anatomical Acupuncture (Level 1) - 2017
Manual Therapy Strategies for adults with neurological impairments - 2016