In my 10th year as a physiotherapist, I have joined Tall Tree Health to provide physiotherapy in James Bay, Victoria, BC.
I graduated in 2010 from Western University with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. In 2007, I completed a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology at Michigan State University. While at MSU, I was a member of the rowing team and helped the Spartans win a Big Ten Championship and a 6th place finish at the NCAA Division 1 National Championships. I also worked as a personal trainer helping people meet their fitness goals. I know what it is like to perform at a high level, but also what it is like to have to build yourself back from injuries.
I have taken a ton of continuing education because I like staying up to date with the most recent evidence. I enjoy learning what works best for injuries and also matching that with what works for you.
I believe in using an active approach to build resiliency. I have completed additional training in Stott Pilates Rehab & Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Program for Rehabilitation. I also took courses in assessing movement options and I appreciate helping people manage and treat pain themselves.
I am is certified in Schroth 3-Dimensional Exercise Therapy for Scoliosis. Although Schroth works best with kids or adolescents with scoliosis who are still growing, I also enjoy treating adults with scoliosis and customizing their rehab based on their goals.
I also particular enjoy treating temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder or jaw pain. I also have additional training in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS dry needling), chronic pain, acupuncture, manual therapy, rehab for the core, bone health, mindfulness, tai chi, pain management, and strengthening.
I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
Degrees and Achievements
- Western University: Masters of Science, Physical Therapy (2010)
- Michigan State University: Honors Bachelors of Kinesiology, Exercise Science (2007)
- Varsity Rowing Team, Michigan State University 2003-2007
- 6th place team finish 2006 NCAA National Championships
- Academic All Big-Ten, CRCA National Scholar Athlete 2007
In my spare time I mix it up between cycling, rowing, hiking, barre, pilates, yoga, weight lifting, rock climbing, swimming, running, and taking photos of my beloved cat
About Tall Tree Integrated Health Centre
Tall Tree is a multi-disciplinary clinic in Victoria, BC and in addition to physical therapy, we also offer massage therapy, pilates, kinesiology, occupational therapy, concussion care, acupuncture, health coaching, sports psychology, counselling, personal training, meditation, cancer rehab, pelvic health, weight loss coaching, and naturopathic medicine. We believe in continuing education, evidence based practice and providing excellent care to our community.
Tall Tree's Mission
To enhance the health and lives of our patients by providing exceptional care. To spark positivity in our communities. To foster a team of exceptional and enthusiastic professionals. To have fun while we do it. To plant a million trees.
Tall Tree's Vision
To be a family of professional colleagues who are endlessly enthusiastic, exceptionally knowledgable, and relentlessly caring about our patients and our work. To be smiling and laughing often. To be improving constantly. To be an inspiring example of better healthcare.
Tall Tree Cares
Tall Tree Health has a "Short Sprouts" program where a tree is planted for every appointment! Tall Tree has partnered with Shakti Trees to find unique opportunities to plant trees on land that would not otherwise be planted.