Growing up, I was immersed in the world of sports and physical activity and it set the mold for how I approach the many facets of my life. From competitive soccer and track and field; to recreational volleyball and running, I have managed to incorporate activity into my lifestyle everyday.
I completed my undergrad in Physical Education with a major in Sports Performance and Physical Activity at the University of Alberta before continuing my education at Mount Royal University, receiving my Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy.
While working as an Athletic Therapist and gaining a strong background in treating musculoskeletal conditions (ranging from acute to chronic injuries affecting muscles, bones and ligaments), I pursued more education, completing a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture from Grant MacEwan University.
I have worked closely with many athletes in all levels of sport. Some of my notable experiences include a Ukrainian tour with the Cheremosh Dance Society, and for the last five years, I worked hard to obtain the title of Head Athletic Therapist at Salisbury Composite High School. In that role I work with all of their sports teams, predominantly Rugby and Football. Currently, I also work with the Canadian Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team.
My career objective is to take the therapeutic assessments and rehabilitation from Athletic Therapy and combine them with the powerful healing effects of acupuncture. Acupuncture improves the body’s normal physiology and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites. This encourages natural healing, to reduce and relieve pain, and improve function of affected areas of the body. Being safe and effective, it is often used as an alternative to other treatments, including medication.
Common Assessment and Treatment Techniques I use:
- Mulligan Mobilization Techniques
- Manual Therapy
- Return to Activity/ Play and Concussion Protocols
- Exercise Prescription and Rehabilitation
- Soft Tissue Release
- Joint mobilizations and Traction