At Instil Physio we offer a unique approach to performance care and the assessment and treatment of your movement problem. Our practitioners have an exceptional level of knowledge and skill in a neurofunctional approach and take the time needed to properly understand you as a complex system. Our goal is to help you get back to doing what matters to you and keep you doing it, whether that be gardening or participating as a high performing athlete.
Mission statement: Empowering individuals and providing the environment needed to thrive and reach their full potential.
Vision: Accessible knowledge; Innovative approach; Empowered community.
PT, MScPT, BScES(hons), CMAG
Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner
Senior Neurofunctional Practitioner &
Practice Team Leader at Instil Physio
Why I am here:
I started with the Instil Physio team shortly after the clinic’s opening. I saw it as a place where I could do better for my clients without the limitations of time or the confining expectations of traditional physiotherapy. I truly believe that quality care requires a team approach, a holistic mentality, a network of like-minded practitioners and time. Instil upholds a high standard of excellence and pushes the boundaries of traditional physiotherapy in order to continually advance the care of our clients and I love that!
A little about me:
My experience with movement and injury started at a young age. Growing up I played many different sports but ended up attaining most of my success in volleyball. I played four years of NCAA Division 1 Volleyball at the University at Buffalo and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Exercise Science.
I subsequently spent 2 years working as a Kinesiologist at a local physiotherapy clinic. Wanting to have a greater role in the rehab process, I went on to complete my Master of Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Toronto.
My personal history with sport includes swimming, ballet, soccer, basketball and volleyball. I currently enjoy playing squash, running, cycling, yoga, skiing and any outdoor adventure that includes my husband and our bullpei, Eleanor! When I’m not on the move, I can often be found reading books about neuroscience, nutrition and psychology, with an occasional side of fiction.
Some of my special interests and future ambitions:
I love spending time advancing my clinical skills and knowledge. I enjoy the creative approach inherent to the neurofunctional model and enjoy pushing the boundaries of what we traditionally believe is possible in injury rehabilitation and performance optimization.
I am fascinated by the complex nature of the human body and enjoy learning about the different systems and physiological processes that are essential for its optimal functioning. I am constantly seeking a deeper understanding of the human body in order to holistically solve complex cases and to be able to optimize function in already high-performing individuals.
Currently, my main interests lie in Neurofunctional Acupuncture and Sports Physiotherapy. I have completed both the Main Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and The Advanced Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner Programs through McMaster University. I continue to be involved with the program as an Instructor in Training and am excited about the knowledge I will continue to gain through the process of becoming an instructor in the program.
I am currently working towards my Sports Physiotherapist Certification and have recently completed complementary coursework in concussion management. Being one,
I really love working with athletes of all different ages and abilities. I especially enjoy working with youth and elite-level athletes to correct dysfunction, prevent injury and improve performance using the neurofunctional approach. With proper care, I believe we can mitigate the effects of injury and keep athletes participating for life.
I have also completed additional training in manual therapy and multiple courses in core retraining (many specific to female athletes). I am interested in core retraining as it relates to injury rehab, injury prevention, and athletic performance - an important part of a holistic approach.