MScPT, BSc Kin
Lilac obtained a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo (1991) with a focus on exercise physiology, biomechanics, and ergonomics. She then obtained a BHSc in Physiotherapy from McMaster University (1995). She has over 20 years of experience with patients in a variety of settings from hospitals to rehabilitation facilities to in-home settings, particularly with complex medical and surgical patients. She had a particular interest in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation with the older population.
In the outpatient setting. Lilac has additional training and certification from the Alberta College of Physical Therapy to use "dry needles" or IMS (Intramuscular stimulation). She also has additional training and a certificate in concussion assessment and management from SHIFT Concussion Management in Guelph, Ontario.
Lilac loves working closely with patients with a client-centered approach knowing that their families and support systems also play an essential part in their recovery journey. Lilac loves being active and enjoys playing ice hockey, road/mountain cycling, weight lifting, kickboxing, yoga, hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, downhill skiing, and anything that takes her outdoors. Years ago, Lilac was a competitive skydiver with several World Records, and US National, and World Championship titles.
Recovering from surgery and many injuries, she can relate directly with patients in the recovery process. Keeping healthy, fit and pain-free is Lilac’s passion in life and she is grateful to be able to share this with others and to be able to help them attain a better freedom of movement lifestyle!