Since I was young, I have been passionate about healthcare and ensuring persons of all ages and abilities have access to the care they need to lead quality lives.
I graduated from the University of Toronto with Honors, majoring in both Biology and Psychology. I completed my Doctorate of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with distinctions summa cum laude and clinical honours. I have been practicing professionally since early 2010.
It is my goal to treat the root of each patient’s pain and to get them back to optimal condition as soon as possible. Treating the origin, and not just the symptoms, of a patient’s problem often requires education on posture, stretching, and exercises, and may also include a rehabilitation component. I believe each patient should have an active role in their own recovery and I am enthusiastic about working with each patient in this process.
Beyond the traditional chiropractic care, I also employ the use of ultrasound, electrotherapies, and orthotics in the care of my patients.
Helping people lead active lives free of pain and dysfunction has always appealed to me. As a chiropractor practicing in the Cambridge and Kitchener areas since 2011, I remain committed to that goal by providing the highest standard of evidence-based, patient-centered care.
I graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 2007, and went on to complete my Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. I graduated in 2011 with clinic honours, and received the Michael Brickman Memorial Award for dedication and outstanding proficiency in Chiropractic Adjusting Technique. I am a certified provider of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture through McMaster University, and of the Active Release Techniques® (A.R.T.®) Soft-Tissue Management System.
I resolve to help my patients get back to their normal activities as quickly as possible. To do this I use a combination of traditional chiropractic techniques along with those listed above. I also take the time to educate my patients about their condition and provide them with active home exercises to keep them strong and symptom free.
My passion for health care stemmed from my fascination with human anatomy which began during my twelfth grade exercise science class. I was introduced to chiropractic a few years later and fell in love with the approach of treating the root cause of a condition as opposed to masking the symptoms.
I graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with distinction in 2010. I remained in Halifax for a year to work as a Kinesiologist in a Physiotherapy clinic before continuing on my health care education journey. I completed my Doctor of Chiropractic degree at CMCC graduating cum laude and with clinic honours in 2015. I also hold certification in Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
It is my goal to help patients and their families achieve an optimal level of functioning via traditional chiropractic care in combination with muscle release techniques, acupuncture, kinesiotaping, orthotics as well as active rehabilitation exercises.
Before becoming a massage therapist, I worked as a Child and Youth Worker in a variety of settings with all ages of children and youth who were experiencing behavioural issues or developmental disabilities. Although I loved working in this field, I always felt like it wasn’t my true calling. In 2010 I decided to go back to school to pursue a career in health care, something that I had always wanted to do. In 2012 I became a Dean’s List graduate from the Massage Therapy Program at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario. I am now registered in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.
I believe that relaxation is very important and I like to incorporate it into every treatment. I use Swedish massage, myo-fascial release, trigger point therapy, and stretching techniques to treat a variety of conditions. Although my style is constant, no two treatments will ever be the same. I believe that massage therapy is beneficial for everyone and, in addition to treating adults, I treat infants and children and anyone with special physical, behavioural, or emotional needs. I have now found my calling and I truly love what I do every day. I look forward to meeting you and being able to share my passion with you!
Although I am new to Kitchener and Inspire Wellness, I have practiced Massage Therapy in Brampton/Caledon since 2001. In addition to my Diploma in Massage Therapy from Kikkawa College in Toronto, I hold a Bachelor of Music degree (U.Sask), a Certificate in Physical Fitness Instruction (Concordia) and a Diploma in Spiritual Psychotherapy and Direction (Transformational Arts College).
As a complement to massage therapy, I also have a Reiki Level 2 Certificate. I am committed to life-long learning, both personally and professionally and I believe that finding balance in the physical, emotional and spiritual realms is the key to good health. Massage therapy provides a starting point for creating that balance by connecting to one’s body and my goal is to help facilitate that awareness, whether it be via a relaxation or rehabilitation focus.
I started my career working with athletes, mostly marathon runners to help prepare and maintain their training form, and those individuals working with the biggest cause of chronic postural habits; desk workers and helping to correct these stressors.
I’ve conbined techniques of therapeutic and sports massage including: trigger point therapy, deep & soft tissue release, facilitated stretching and passive movements to promote and further the client’s care. My focus is on helping clients in the maintenance and improvement of chronic conditions, as well as encouraging relaxation and escape from the daily stresses of life.
Each client is unique and their injuries and pain cannot be treated through one model. I’m always willing to understand the needs and goals of each client to help develop a treatment plan to fit their massage needs. I’m also interested in pursuing aromatherapy and reflexology, as I’ve been reading several forms of media on the subjects, and believe that it will help provide a more relaxing experience for those clients looking to unwind from the hectic world of fast pace technology.
After working with people in health and community services for over 20 years, I have found that massage therapy is the perfect fit for me in working with people.
As a graduate of the Canadian college of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in Cambridge, I am registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. I also have diplomas in Community Work and Peace and Conflict Studies. I have extensive experience working with people who have developmental disabilities and complex medical conditions, both in a social services and massage therapy context.
My style of massage is therapeutic in nature. I aim to provide a relaxing treatment that addresses the root cause of pain and tension. I regularly incorporate techniques found in Reiki, Reflexology, and NISA into my treatments. In addition to English, I can also provide treatments in Portuguese and French.
After being chained to the desk for 10 years, I started back at square one to change careers and now I’m making up for lost time with dedication and passion. I bring this energy to each client with comprehensive and accurate assessments, a full toolbox of methods for treatment, and support for self care after you leave my office. I believe that every body, every ache and pain, every treatment is unique and should be granted the utmost focus and care.
I graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. I’m excited to continue my education every day in my treatments with you. I am also pursuing a dedicated practise of Kung Fu to maximize my strength and effectiveness during treatments.
While each treatment is tailored to your body and your needs, I have the standard tools at my disposal, such as myofascial release, deep tissue treatment, trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching, and many more.