Victoria graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Toronto. Prior to this, she completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University with Provost distinction. She is passionate about orthopaedic physical therapy and enjoys collaborating with patients to reach their goals through the use of education, individualized exercise programs, and manual therapy. She is an avid life-long learner and has taken courses on soft tissue release, K-taping therapy, and has completed Level 1 of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Orthopaedic Division courses. She plans to progress through further advanced manual therapy levels and continues to explore other educational opportunities to better serve her patients. She also has an interest in neurological physical therapy and has completed a course on Bobath perspectives and clinical application. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys fitness and weight training and has a background in ballet, having danced for 15 years herself. Through ballet, she has had opportunities to provide assessment, mentorship, and feedback to other dancers on their technique. This experience has given her an eye for detail and a passion for analysis of human movement.
Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?
I am interested in holistic, patient-centered care and believe in assessing for and treating the root causes of injury and dysfunction to manage conditions effectively and prevent future injury and pain. I am committed to continually searching for the latest evidence-based treatments and approaches for my patients and incorporating this knowledge into my practice.
What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?
I have a strong focus on exercise prescription, education, and manual therapy approaches to treatment.
What are you proud of in your practice?
I am proud to have the opportunities to be able to work with patients toward their goals, and greatly enjoy seeing the results of our collaboration when therapeutic goals are met. My extensive background in anatomy and physiology allows me to equip my patients with the knowledge they need to succeed in their therapy programs and empower them to make lifestyle changes in a safe and sustainable way.
Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?
I enjoy treating a variety of cases including pre and post-surgical, sports and dance injuries, chronic pain management, repetitive strain injuries, back pain, and knee injuries. Each person is unique and may have different factors contributing to their case and I appreciate the challenge of working with patients to discover their individual needs and how to problem solve through them.