Born and raised in Brentwood Bay, I played competitive fastball as a pitcher until 2010. I also played volleyball and basketball in high school and injured myself repeatedly. When I sprained my ankle badly a week before our championship game and my therapist got me back in time to play, I realized I wanted to be able to help other people get back to doing what they love.
I graduated from Camosun College with a degree in Athletic and Exercise Therapy then certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. I also registered as a Kinesiologist shortly after that.
I have worked with various sports over the years, including: hockey, soccer, field lacrosse, box lacrosse, and figure skating. Through these sports I developed a special interest in concussions and have taken continuing education courses in concussion management, visual, and vestibular rehabilitation.
The ability to accurately assess injuries, no matter how long they’ve been bothering you is key to treating them effectively.
Although we can’t prevent concussions, we can baseline test athletes in order to ensure they’re back to their baseline before they return to play. We can also help you to safely manage concussions for a speedy recovery
Whether you are recovering from an injury or starting to exercise for the first time, this program is for you! Great for people with chronic low back pain as well.
This definition reflects the idea of kinesiology not just as rehabilitative, but preventative and promoting general wellness. Some areas of kinesiology practice include:
Kinesiology places a strong emphasis on prevention and enhancement, and utilizes exercise and improved movement to achieve a better quality of life for individuals.
Were you hurt playing an organized sport? Recreational sports have insurance coverage for injuries. You could be covered through the association you were playing with such as Hockey Canada, BC Lacrosse or the National Slo Pitch Association. If you paid to play on the team, it likely has insurance.
If you are not covered by your association, the Canadian Athlete Insurance Program offers insurance to anyone who plays an organized sport. You can learn more through this link.