I was very lucky to discover my passion for anatomy and the human body at an early age. While everyone was trying to pick their major for university, I had already figured it out.
I wanted to study the human body, how it moves, functions and ages. I started my journey at Brock University where I got a Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree. During that time I had the chance to try different avenues of manual therapy. My interest started with Athletic Therapy. I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a student athletic trainer for the women’s varsity soccer team, where I received hands on experience with emergency first aid and manual rehabilitation.
I then decided to explore a more natural and holistic approach to therapy. I interned at a wellness clinic, shadowing Naturopaths, Osteopaths and Massage Therapists. This experience helped me to pursue a career in osteopathy. I am currently studying in the 5 year program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto, where I will also complete a 2 year Thesis Study.
While in the program, learning from so many of my piers who are currently Massage Therapists, I also enrolled at the Ontario College of Health and Technology to complete my diploma in Massage Therapy. Massage therapy allows me to work hands on with patients, while still learning and growing as I continue my studies in osteopathy. Massage Therapy and Osteopathy pair very well together as they use both a gentle, whole body approach to manual therapy.
I strive to help patients understand their treatment plan, and have them play an active role in their recovery. Understanding the body, and how each aspect of the body interconnects plays an important role. I am always available for questions regarding Massage Therapy or Osteopathy.
When I am not working with patients, I am trying to stay active by playing soccer or going to a yoga class. I love spending time outdoors and trying new restaurants with friends.