Sport and Exercise Medicine Physiatrist
Sports Medicine Physician | Canadian Olympian | Former NCAA Assistant Softball Coach | Tech Entrepreur | Writer | Researcher | Educator | Workout Junkie | New Mom
I'm building Canada's first interdisciplinary database of qualified Sport and Exercise Medicine professionals.
I endeavour to help you attract the types of referrals and clients that feed your passion and maximize your expertise.
Physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, kinesiologists, athletic therapists, sports medicine physicians, sports psychologist, exercise physiologists, personal trainers, group fitness instructors, coaches and biomechanists.
As a physician, I know that health and exercise professionals don’t have a lot of time to waste. I come up with practical, cost effective solutions to the workflow problems physical activity prescription creates. I’m a connector by nature and I’ve helped clinicians and individuals bridge gaps in care, find exercise professionals that get results and I have had success in engaging people in physical activity or getting them back to sport.
I am an Olympian turned Coach turned Sport and Exercise Medicine Physiatrist. Physiatrists are medical doctors with 5 years of specialty training in the non-operative diagnosis and management of orthopaedic and neurological conditions. I've sub-specialized in Sports Medicine and my clinical interests are in overuse injuries and physical activity counselling.
My son was ultimately responsible in launching my side-hustle tech start-up career. Going back to work after maternity leave motivated me to create something where I could work from home 1-2 days per week.
My passion is exercise and I love working out. Spinning, HIIT training, hiking, yoga and chasing after my toddler are my current pastimes outside of medicine. Because sport and physical activity has had such a positive impact on my life, I want to help others reduce barriers to an active lifestyle. 85% of Canadians are classified as inactive/sedentary (20.1 million). Let’s change that.
My mission is to:
> Give health care providers the tools they need to encourage patients to move more.
> Build bridges between health and exercise professionals.
> Help reduce the barriers individuals face finding an exercise professional that meets their unique needs and goals.
The A.C.E.S. Framework of Physical Activity Prescription.
I am the Physician lead for a multi-disciplinary team working to change the way doctors talk to their patients about physical activity in Canada.
The project is funded by St. Paul's Foundation with support of the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
CANpitch: Canada’s Grassroots Youth Pitching Program
I am a co-creator of Softball Canada’s CANpitch Program. 2500+ youth annually receive instruction on the fundamental skills of windmill pitching.
I spend my free time researching and discussing the biomechanics of softball pitching and the contributing factors to common softball injuries. I've helped educate 100+ beginner pitching coaches across Canada using a National Coaching Certification Program I helped write for Softball Canada.
I enjoy educating athletes, parents and coaches about the power of play and harms of early sport specialization.
I was featured in Resident Doctors of BC's April 2018 edition.