Here’s my story

Graduated with a Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from York University. I have pursued additional training in pelvic health physiotherapy with a special interest in pregnancy and paediatrics. My pelvic health training encompasses the care of women throughout their lifespan, expertise with pregnancy, birth and beyond. This includes the assessment and treatment of urinary incontinence, complex pelvic pain, sexual pain, gastro-intestinal disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, and diastasis rectus abdominis. Most importantly, I am committed to empowering my patients on their active recovery, using a biopsychosocial approach, to improve their health, well-being and quality of life.

I first stumbled upon pelvic health when I was completing my masters in physiotherapy. Between a few classmates talking about pelvic health and learning about it in class, it really sparked an interest in me. I started to realize how much I didn’t know, things that I was doing wrong for my own pelvic health and realized the impact pelvic health physio has for many! I wondered why hasn’t anyone told me this before? Why is this area so taboo? And realized I wanted to learn so much more! From there I became the student rep for women’s health division from Canada’s Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and started diving deeper into the world of pelvic health.

Over the years, I have also been fortunate to expand my expertise in pediatrics and has worked at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and McMaster Children’s Hospital. I have worked with a variety of pediatric populations, including Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injuries, ASD, gross motor delays, torticollis, bedwetting, toilet learning, constipation, etc. I have successfully completed my level one in Curves MEDEK Exercises, Dynamic Core for Kids and a variety of courses regarding management for children with Cerebral Palsy.

I am a strong advocate of pelvic health and have held many positions with the Women’s Health Division and Ontario Physiotherapy Association’s Westgate District. Currently, I am in the process of developing the first inpatient paediatric pelvic health service at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

In recent years, I have sustained a severe concussion that has taken over three years. Through my own concussion journey, I have developed an strong appreciation for many things like mindfulness self compassion, meditation and yoga as adjuncts to healing and wellness. It has also deepened my awareness and love for all those who are on their own road to recovery- whatever that may be. We all have our own story to tell.

Fun fact: I love dancing! All kinds but over the last few years, have taken a special interest in Latin (salsa & bachata) dancing 💃