MPhtyST, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Hey, my name is Jess! I have been with the Pivotal team since 2015 in a variety of different roles and locations. Currently, I’m a physiotherapist at the Fort Saskatchewan location.
I grew up in a small town a few hours north of Edmonton called Cold Lake. My childhood involved lots of outdoor adventures such as camping, quadding and hiking with my family. As I got older, I took an interest in team sports, specifically volleyball and rugby. As it is with most sporting activities, injuries are bound to happen and I experienced some myself. Through my experience with injury rehabilitation, I found a growing interest in the human body and further pursued this into my college education. I completed my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at The University of Alberta in 2015. Afterwards, I moved to Australia to pursue my passion to become a Physiotherapist and graduated from The University of Queensland with a Masters in Physiotherapy Studies in 2019.
My passion for physiotherapy stems from a deep-rooted desire to solve problems and for helping others; it is such a rewarding feeling to know I can help make a difference in my patient’s health and wellbeing. It can be very difficult and distressing to be experiencing pain from an injury or accident and I would like to be part of the solution. My physiotherapy approach largely involves a combination of tailored therapeutic exercises, patient education and manual therapy. I believe that physiotherapy should be a partnership between the therapist and client, both working towards a common goal while encouraging active participation.
When I’m not at work, I like to remain as active and social as I can. This usually looks like playing recreational sports with friends and working in the gym on my fitness goals. I also enjoy spending my down time travelling, reading a good book, or simply catching up with friends over a nice glass of wine.
Look forward to seeing you soon!