Since having kids, I’ve had to reinvent myself again – working out has been redefined – a 30 minute run is now sometimes a long run, interval training is a sprint after kids on bikes with dog in tow. But being pregnant and having kids has given me another level of respect for chiropractic – I want to support women through their pregnancies and firmly believe that chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can have a positive effect on birth.
I’ve always had a passion for sports and athleticism and fell in love with cycling, running and triathlon in my twenties. I was enamoured with the training and the racing, as well as the inclusiveness of the competition. I loved having confidence that my body was strong – not only for sport, but for life. Chiropractic helped me through a lot in my (sometimes over-) training for marathons and Ironmans (including the unbelievable experience of Hawaii Ironman in 2004).
In turn, I’ve been able to help a lot of athletes of all abilities succeed in their training goals – from unwilling couch potatoes to weekend warriors to competitive athletes in various sports.
When I was younger, I knew I wanted to be in health care. When it came time to decide what schools I should apply to, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by a group of people who had overwhelmingly positive experiences with chiropractic. I decided to check out this ‘chiropractic thing’ and applied to the college in Toronto – the idea of a profession that could help people realize their potential without the use of drugs was appealing to me. After I got into Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, I started to really understand what chiropractic is and there’s been no looking back ever since.
My goal is to help people maximize or re-gain their potential by taking care of the spine and surrounding joints and tissues. I encourage people to recognize that their normal doesn’t have to be – it can be so much more!