What absolutely excites me most about being a physiotherapist is my ability to assess and develop treatment plans that help my clients improve their functional abilities while minimizing their level of pain. This is a skill set that I have developed over 20 years of working and studying. What this means for some of my clients is a return to sport or work, while at other times this simply means an improvement in their ability to perform day to day activity.
I am extremely enthusiastic and I really enjoy the interaction that I have with my clients. Together we build a strong relationship where I get to know their lifestyle and interests. In turn, this assists me in developing the appropriate rehab goals and making referrals to other healthcare practitioners when required.
I assess and develop treatment plans that help my clients improve their functional abilities while minimizing their level of pain.
Throughout my career I have completed a significant number of continuing education courses pertaining to physiotherapy. These include manual therapy, exercise prescription, ergonomic evaluation, and various types of needling courses including acupuncture and dry needling techniques.
In my daily practice I am especially drawn to dry needling and myofascial cupping techniques. These treatments are particularly rewarding because I generally see a more rapid change in pain, fascial restrictions and nerve irritations.
My clients vary in age from pediatrics to geriatrics and I treat all types of injuries, post surgical healing, muscle imbalances, and chronic pain. As a physiotherapist each of my clients present me with a different puzzle and I love that I have many different tools to help promote their healing.
Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, Queens University - 1997
American Dry Needling Institute - 2012
Registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario