Having completed my Honours Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, I pursued to complete a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. I fulfilled 9 years of service and deployments with the Canadian Armed Forces as a Medic, where I qualified in being an International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) instructor, a chosen participant in The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur Business Camp, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) medical and tactical response, and a host of leadership training. As my focus shifted to developing my Physiotherapy career, I expanded my knowledge base through qualifications in Acupuncture, Dry Needling, and NeuroKinetic Therapy, and I continue to participate in annual conferences on a national and global scale.
Why I Do What I Do
Having suffered a variety of injuries, from minor sprains and strains to rotator cuff impingement and labrum tears that require surgery, I understand what it feels like to be unable to participate in the sport or activity you love and how challenging it is to go through a lengthy rehab process. This allows me to relate to athletes and people who come to our clinic to heal and return to their normal lives. I bring my ‘no-nonsense, do what you have to do’ mindset from the military, my work ethic and diligence from athletics, and my positive energy to all my treatment sessions, as I genuinely believe that anything can be accomplished with the right attitude and dedication.
What to expect in your first session?
I believe in treating the person, not just masking your pain, so in our first session, expect us to get deep into your medical history, previous injuries, and lifestyle factors that will influence your overall health. These include eating habits, sleep hygiene, stress management, proper nutrition, exercise routines, etc., before moving onto the physical assessment. The physical assessment will cover your whole body, as well as joints and regions that are connected to your area of concern, as our body is connected and works in conjunction to allow us to do the amazing things we are capable of. That is where collaboration with other healthcare practitioners becomes indispensable, as certain disciplines and medical techniques are better suited to treating specific diagnoses. I am a firm believer in a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, as no practitioner can perform miracles.
Why I like Kent Chiro?
This is what I love most about the people at Kent Chiro-Med. We all believe in the values of hard work, honesty, teamwork, staying humble, and being the absolute best at what we do. We all aim to give 100% every day, no excuses, or shortcuts and want to leave an impact on those we work with. We are here to make a difference in people’s lives, not to make a quick buck or chase fame.