Other designations: PH1, PH2
My passion for women’s health began from my own experiences with pelvic pain and endometriosis-like symptoms. I developed an interest in the unique physical and emotional concerns that face women before, during and after pregnancy. Working as a personal trainer, I specialized in pre/postpartum fitness and many of my clients told me about their common pelvic floor symptoms, such as incontinence, painful sex or pelvic organ prolapse, but very few of them knew that these symptoms were treatable! When I decided to pursue physiotherapy as a career, I was motivated to work in women’s health to bring more awareness to these issues and improve access to treatments.
I recently completed my Masters of Physical Therapy from UBC. While I was studying, I took every available opportunity to develop my pelvic health skills including taking my Pelvic Floor Levels 1 and 2 through Dayan Werner Pelvic Rehab, studying Rost Therapy for Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain and completing two 5-week clinical placements working in Women’s Health. I am passionate about working with patients from all areas of pelvic rehab with a special interest in treating pelvic pain conditions. My treatment approach uses a combination of manual therapy, soft tissue work, exercise prescription and education to help my clients achieve their best outcomes. I treat you as a whole person not just a pelvis - I want to hear your story and work with you to help you reach your individual goals!
Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies at the University of Victoria in 2017 (¿Hablas Español? Yo tambien), worked as a whale watching naturalist and captain, and ran my own personal training business. On my days off you can find me hiking, camping, playing music, taking photos, or at home on the couch watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-runs.