MScPT, Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Exercise Physiology
I grew up in England where I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. I then went on to complete my Masters in Physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2013. For my final placement, I chose to come to Alberta to explore the profession overseas and to be closer to the mountains. I instantly felt like I belonged here and decided to move in January 2014.
My approach to rehabilitation is to identify mechanical, biomechanical or central barriers to sporting performance. I have a strong belief in functional rehabilitation and my treatment model is to facilitate tissue adaptation by prescribing appropriate exercise. This is aimed at increasing tissue extensibility and joint range of motion with stretching and flexibility work, or to increase neuromuscular recruitment along with the associated strength benefits from a progressive loading program. I believe that alongside traditional techniques such as joint manipulation, dry needling and muscle energy techniques that functional rehabilitation offers the best potential outcome for all athletes and patients.
On my off time, I enjoy CrossFit, rugby, golf and exploring the great outdoors! Read my full interview on Facebook.