accepting teens, and adults
After noticing shoulder imbalances and a gradual onset of back pain when I was 21, I was incidentally diagnosed with a mild scoliosis by my doctor in Calgary, and was referred for physiotherapy. Receiving inconsistent advice from various professionals over the years as I worked to correct my curve made me feel disoriented and frustrated. Ultimately with the right support and perseverance, I began noticing reductions in my curve through physiotherapy and therapeutic exercise. Eventually I realized that my scoliosis journey helped me foster skills such as resiliency, patience, and body awareness. My experiences also intensified my curiosity in how the body works, leading me to apply to physiotherapy school.
Upon completing my Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Western Ontario, I came across The ScoliClinic. Coming to work here was a full circle moment. I was drawn to the nuanced approach to person-centered care at The ScoliClinic, and their incorporation of community, education, inclusivity, and intersectionality in the therapeutic process. My clinical lens is informed by my desire to provide you with evidence-informed scoliosis-specific treatments that highlight the above values in whatever ways work best for you.My background in mental health and psychology makes me particularly interested in the effects of postural conditions on self esteem, body image, and chronic pain. Throughout my scoliosis journey I also developed interests in yoga, mindfulness, and weight training which may influence my treatment approach. I look forward to collaborating with you to work towards your goals.
· Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School, Basic Course – 2020
· Orthopedic Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Level 1 – 2020
· University of Western Ontario Master of Physical Therapy – 2020
· University of Calgary Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology – 2016