Jessica was born in Lions Bay, BC and grew up on Saltspring Island. She moved to Victoria to study at the University of Victoria, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She spent the next couple of years travelling and working as a kinesiologist and personal trainer. The many influential people Jessica met along her journey facilitated her to realize her passion for helping others to achieve a pain free, healthy, and active lifestyle.
Jessica has been very active her entire life, participating in gymnastics, dance, competitive horseback riding, and various team sports throughout school. Physiotherapy seemed like a natural career choice for Jessica, as she has always been fascinated with the human body and movement.
Jessica then settled in Vancouver, BC, attended the University of British Columbia, and graduated in 2010 with a Masters in Physical Therapy.
She recently relocated to Victoria and is enjoying settling into the Island lifestyle again.
Jessica has practiced at several clinics and hospitals throughout the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. Jessica has additional training in manual therapy, and continues to advance her manual skills with the Canadian Physiotherapy’s Orthopedic Division.
In addition, Jessica has completed training in physiotherapy for the pregnant – pre and post partum patient. She has experience working with kids, from infants to teenagers, with developmental delay, cerebral palsy, sports and overuse injuries, and numerous other conditions.
Jessica recognizes each client as an individual, and approaches her assessments and treatments holistically in order to take in all aspects of a person. She uses a variety of techniques and tools in order to tailor her treatments to the specific needs of the individual. She likes to work collaboratively with her patients in order to achieve their goals and optimize the treatment outcome.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys being outdoors in the fresh air, spending time with her friends and family, and dog Saydie. She keeps an active and healthy lifestyle by doing yoga, running, cycling, hiking, and by doing her best to eat a fresh and balanced diet (this of course includes chocolate and red wine).
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