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, BScHK(hons), CMAG, CSCS
Neurofunctional Sports Performance Practitioner
Senior Neurofunctional Practitioner
CEO and Founder of Instil Physio Inc.
Why I am here:
Over the past years working as a physiotherapist, I have gained valuable experience and have come to realize that an essential and critical part of successful rehabilitation is client education and functional exercise. I have worked in many settings where my interaction with clients has been limited by time and have quickly learned the value of taking time to teach my clients proper movement patterns and make their rehabilitation meaningful to them. I believe that more face time with clients allows a therapist to be able to teach them about their body and how to move well. I also believe that you should not have to do your “physio” exercises everyday for the rest of your life. If you understand your body and how to move it well, then your daily activities become your rehabilitation.
I also understand the importance of being a part of something. Whether it is a competitive sports team or a walking club with friends, when you cannot participate in an important activity it affects every part of your life. I have been there. This is what makes me so committed to helping my clients return to whichever activity is meaningful to them.
By founding Instil Physio Inc., I hope to provide the best physiotherapy that I can. I will take the time to listen to your concerns, learn your needs and develop a unique treatment plan to suit you and your body. I will make the time to teach you to move well and be well.
A little about me:
I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa and went on to complete my Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto, graduating in 2009. I have played sports throughout my lifetime and one of my most memorable accomplishments was competing at the Mounted Games World Championships for equestrian sport as a member of team Canada. I also play competitive volleyball, both indoor and beach. I enjoy running and playing baseball with friends, doing yoga and my favourite vacation usually includes a multi-day hike through mountain ranges, volcanoes or tropical rainforests.
Some of my special interests and future ambitions:
I have a special interest in working with female athletes and helping them improve their core strength, rehabilitate injuries and return to fitness and sport with improved movement patterns and muscular recruitment to excel in their performance.
I love working with youth females to educate them on proper core recruitment and help them become strong, confident female athletes.
I continue to foster my learning in motor control, core recruitment and strengthening
I feel that education and instilling proper movement patterns and muscle recruitment patterns are essential to a successful rehabilitation and return to sport and fitness.
I am always continuing to improve my knowledge and treatment skills and am excited to have completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program and Advanced Neurofunctional Sports Performance Program in 2016.
I am excited to be a part of the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program Faculty as an Instructor.
I have a personal interest and passion for sports and fitness and helping people excel in this throughout the continuum of life.